Here’s the Response from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry regarding Anies Baswedan Calling the Pollution Produced by Electric Cars Greater

0 – The Ministry of Environment and Forestry or KLHK responded to a statement by the former governor of DKI Jakarta, Anies Baswedan, who said that the pollution produced by electric cars is greater than that of public oil-fueled vehicles.

The Director General of Pollution Control and Environmental Damage of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Sigit Relianto, admitted that his party has a special methodology for researching the comparison of pollution produced by petrol cars and electric cars.

“So we have a methodology for calculating the environmental impact of products or services through life cycle adjustments. We already have studies that compare the use of electric and non-electric vehicles,” said Sigit.

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Through this methodology, his party can see the impacts produced by the two types of vehicles, namely the impact of depletion or reduction of mineral and coal resources, the impact of greenhouse gases, the impact of using fuel and the impact of saving funds for infrastructure.

“Everything proves that electric vehicles are better than gasoline,” he said.

Furthermore, Sigit said, in 2010 there was a study that compared electric cars and gasoline cars to calculate the pollution produced in a matter of distance. The result, electric cars 37 percent lower emissions.

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Meanwhile, three years later, there were related studies with more detailed measurements. At that time, gasoline cars and electric cars were used as far as 200 kilometers to travel urban roads.

According to him, electric cars are 80 percent more efficient than gasoline-powered cars. “But indeed there is a record that 30-50 percent of the load on electric vehicles is still concentrated in the battery,” he said.

Previously, Anies Baswedan assessed that electric car subsidies were not a solution in overcoming the problem of air pollution in Indonesia. This is because, he said, the per capita carbon emissions produced by electric cars are greater than those of conventional fuel-fueled vehicles.

“If we count, let alone this is an example when it comes to electric cars, the carbon emissions of electric cars per capita per kilometer are actually higher than the carbon emissions of oil-fueled buses,” said Anies Baswedan.

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