goodmorningpapua.com – Electric motorcycles are one of the environmentally friendly modes of transportation that are continuously encouraged to exist in Indonesia. In fact, there is one city that has been nicknamed the City of Electric Motors. Which city is it? The answer is not Jakarta. The city is Agats, located in the Asmat Regency which is part of the Papua Province. Even though it is an area far from the sights of big cities and high-rise buildings, people in these remote areas use electric motors more.
As an island that is difficult to reach by the central government, Papua often experiences problems with fuel oil (BBM), ranging from high prices to lack of supply. As a result, more electric motors are chosen because the power source is easier. Different from Jakarta, the use of electric motorbikes is still limited to an environmentally friendly campaign, in Agats City electric motorbikes are a common sight. There are so many electric motorbikes in Agats, several points in Asmat Regency now have Public Electricity Supply Stations (SPLU) for motorists.
In fact, during his working visit to Asmat, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) got around using an electric motorbike. Now, the electric motorbike used by President Jokowi is stored in the Asmat Museum of Culture and Progress.
Apart from fuel problems, the residents of Agats are also interested in electric motorbikes because they are lighter in weight than gasoline motorbikes. As a city with many streets made of planks, this electric motorbike is considered suitable because it can run without giving excess load on city roads. For the types of electric motorcycles that exist in Agats, it is known that there are various brands, including Wimcycle, Zero, Tiger, and several other names. In how many years will Jakarta be able to catch up with Agats in promoting electric motorcycles? Depending on the willingness of the people of the capital city to changeover to zero-emission vehicles.