While electric vehicles (EVs) continue to capture the attention of consumers in ASEAN, policies and subsidies in line with those found in countries leading the switch to EVs will make electric vehicles a more attractive proposition for the region. EVs, including hybrid electric cars, can drastically reduce carbon emissions released into the environment. Compared to conventional cars that release unhealthy amounts of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide into the
Driving attitudes across the region has changed dramatically with the introduction of electric vehicles into the personal mobility market. As more and more consumers become environmentally conscious, the demand for electric vehicles has seen an uptick. A report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) indicates that in 2040, 54 percent of cars sold will be of the electric variety, accounting for one third of the global car fleet. This is a revision from the previously predicted 35 percent.
The Sidoarjo regency in East Java, Indonesia is known for its cottage industries which produce traditional prawn and fish flavoured crackers. However, tourists who flock there aren’t just lured by the promise of crunchy titbits, but come to see the largest mud volcano in the world.The Sidoarjo mud flow, commonly called Lusi – an abbreviation of Lumpur Sidoarjo, “lumpur” means “mud” in Indonesian – has been spewing mud since it erupted in May 2006.