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Pro and Con of cheap car in general

Well the advantages are obvious, faster travel, no need to pay fares, no restrictions
on where and went you want to go somewhere.
Disadvantages: First you need to get your licenses, then you have to buy insurance
which can be pretty costly, you need to pay road tax, car tax, !", and obviously
cars can be #uite costly.
Cheap car policy`s must be evaluated
"he government$s recently proposed %ow Cost &reen Car '%C&C( policy must be
seen from two perspectives in terms of both positive and negative, in order to gain
a comprehensive understanding of the policy, an expert said.

the pointed out that the positive impact was that the state$s income from taxes
levied on the automotive sector would grow and the country$s middle class would
be able to buy a new car at an a)ordable price.
oreover, motorcyclists might start driving cheap cars, preventing the entry of low*
cost cars from abroad or from neighboring countries, such as "hailand, which was
the +rst to produce cheap cars.
"he negative impacts arising out of the policy would be the growing number of
private car ownership, which would also boost road use by these vehicles and
worsen tra,c congestion and fuel consumption problems.
Public transit enthusiasts might also have to deal with the dominance of private
vehicles on the road during the -id holiday exodus from ma.or cities, he added.
/"he implementation of the cheap car program has caused a chained reaction and
extra e)ort is needed for related institutions to lower the negative impact,/
"herefore, relevant ministries, such as the inistry of "ransportation, inistry of
Public Wor0s and the inistry of -nergy and ineral 1esources will be the a)ected
government agencies who must strive to overcome the negative e)ects of this
cheap car program.
2n the meantime, other related agencies must also wor0 hard to overcome the
negative fallouts for local governments, especially in the big cities.
/Discussions are also ongoing about whether these cheap cars should be distributed
outside 3ava,/
4owever, he argued that the cheap car was designed for city driving and might not
be suitable for driving on roads in the di,cult terrain outside the 3ava 2sland.
Cheap cars policy contrary to public transports development
"he "ransportation 5gency 'Dishub( claims the presence of low*cost green cars in
the local area contradicts the public transport development program.
"o focusing on and wor0ing mightily to urge people to switch to public transport, the
cheap cars entered the mar0et. 2t$s contradictory, the problem of tra,c congestion
in ma.or cities will never be solved if all parties do not wor0 together.
"he problem of tra,c congestion will increase with the implementation of the cheap
car policy,
"he cheap car policy should have special regulations. Without regulations, the
cheap car policy will create a lot of problems.
&overnment policies have both positive and negative e)ects, which is why
comprehensive and mature discussions are re#uired before implementing a policy.
"he cheap car regulation implemented by the central government is ideally enacted
in a number of areas outside &reater 3a0arta.
"he producer$s plans in targeting motorcyclists would cause a self tra,c congestion
threat to ma.or cities./2f ma.ority of motorcyclists switched to cheap cars, the
problem of tra,c .ams will get worse,/ he said. "he problem can be solved by
enhancing public transport facilities.
/With good public transport, people$s desire to use private vehicles can be
suppressed,/ he said.'6(
Cheap car policy discourages national automotive industry: Jokowi
3a0arta$s &overnor 3o0o Widodo '3o0owi( has criticised the government$s new policy,
which supports the mass production of low*cost green cars '%C&Cs( by foreign
companies in the country, stating that it discourages the local industry.
/We have paved our way to produce a genuine national car in the last +ve years. 2t
still needs improvement and the government$s support,/ adding that the lac0 of
support from the government to the local automotive industry has resulted in the
domination of foreign automotive products in the country.
"he cheap car policy will create a more consumptive community. What is needed
now is development of infrastructure that supports the economy such as roads.
Cheap cars will only increase the rate of consumption of our society.
-arlier, in mid*arch, the government said it will issue the %C&C policy in the near
future, no later than the beginning of 5pril 789:.
"he production demands the usage of at least ;; percent of local content of the
target of <8 percent. 5nother re#uirement for the production of %C&C is that the
vehicle must be using 9,788 cc engine or lower, with fuel consumption of at least 78
to 77 0m per litre.
4owever, the policy has spar0ed controversy in 2ndonesia as some believe that
%C&Cs will increase tra,c .ams in big cities in the country. !thers believe that
%C&Cs will increase the consumption of fuel, which is against the government$s goal
to reduce carbon emissions.
Coordinating inister for the -conomy has defended the government$s decision to
issue a regulation that supports %C&Cs, stating that the presence of such a vehicle
will reduce the consumption of fuel oil and green house gas e)ects, and help follow
the road map for the development of a national car.
4e explained that national car components should continue to increase by 988
percent in order to reduce the reliance on imports.
4atta 1also said %C&Cs could become the country=s main export commodity, in light
of the opening of the region, when the 5>-5? -conomic Community '5-C( o,cially
begins in 789;.
/We would be grateful if 2ndonesia=s %C&Cs could become the nation=s main export
commodity. 5fter all, 2ndonesia=s automotive sector has continued to grow. 2 hope
the ministry of industry will develop the %C&C into 2ndonesia=s main export product,/
the minister added.
4e noted that one of the goals of the 2ndonesian government, in light of the 5-C, is
to turn the country into a manufacturing base for certain products such as
automotive products and textiles so that 2ndonesian products stay competitive in
the free mar0et.
2ndonesia can serve as a production base for automotive products, textiles, and
others. 2f we are careless, companies in the automotive industry will go to "hailand.
"he products must be exported so that they do not @ood the domestic mar0et.