Solidiance, an Asia-focused management consulting firm, has invited Indonesia's leading ride-hailing platform Go-Jek to conduct a feasibility study on the viability of electric motorcycles as a mode of transportation. There are two reasons why we need to conduct a study on how we can transition to using electric vehicles. First, Indonesia's transportation sector is one of the main contributors of CO2 emissions, and motorized personal vehicles is one the main sources. Second, fossil-fuel is slowly depleting and deemed unsustainable as a future energy source. The urgency to make these changes must start now if we ever want our future generation to live a healthy life. Indonesia's motorcycle population is the highest in Southeast Asia, reaching around 105 million by the end of 2017. And with the boom of ride-hailing services, both parties have agreed to share the space of innovation that is a new way of eco-friendly transportation for the people. According to Solidiance's latest white paper titled "Driving Electrification in Indonesia: The Road Towards Sustainable Transportation," Indonesia's electric vehicle market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 120 percent between 2017 and 2025. At present, electric two-wheeler vehicle penetration rate in Indonesia has only reached 0.14 percent, which is a long way from meeting the government target of 2.1 million e-motorcycles on the road by 2025.
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