JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - The Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ministry has announced several requirements for the community to obtain assistance on the fuel-based motorcycle into electric motorbike conversion program.
“The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry is ready to distribute government assistance on the KBLBB [battery-based electric motorized vehicle] program, especially for the [conventional motorcycle] conversion program,” the ministry’s secretary general Rida Mulyana said here on Monday, March 6.
During a press conference regarding the KBLBB incentives, he emphasized that only roadworthy two-wheeled vehicles were allowed to receive assistance in the conversion program, so he urged the public to not convert any broken motorbike.
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“Regarding the CC [the capacity of the engine of the motorbike], it is between 110 to 150cc [cubic centimeters]. Thus, motorcycles, with large engine capacity, [such as cruiser motorcycles and muscle motorbikes] are not included [in the conversion assistance program]," he said.
Furthermore, the ministry’s secretary general emphasized that owners of motorcycles should hold complete legal documents and licenses, such as vehicle registration certificates (STNK).
The identity of the owner of the vehicle’s license plate in STNK must match with the data on the Identity (ID) Card of the person, who registers for the assistance program, to prevent misuse of aid, he explained.
“If the person has two motorbikes, currently, only one of the vehicles is allowed to receive the assistance. Thus, the assistance can be disbursed evenly to others,” he noted.
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Furthermore, Mulyana remarked that the assistance will only be given to motorcycles that get converted in a certified workshop.