The joint venture is aimed at developing the infrastructure for EVs in Indonesia, in line with Gojek and TBS ‘commitments to achieve Zero Emissions by 2030.
JAKARTO, INDONESIA – Media OutReach – November 18, 2021 – Gojek, Southeast Asia’s leading mobile phone on-demand services platform, and PT TBS Energi Utama Tbk (TBS), a leading integrated energy company in Indonesia, today announced the formation of a joint venture to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in Indonesia. . The joint venture, known as Electrum, will serve as a platform through which both companies will develop infrastructure for long-term EVs across the country.
Leveraging Gojek’s deep presence in Indonesia and TBS’s capabilities in the energy sector, the two companies will work together to build a comprehensive and scalable EV ecosystem, including durable EV manufacturing, battery pack, battery exchange infrastructure and financing for EV -I own.
This joint venture is part of Gojek and TBS ’commitments to achieve Zero Emissions by 2030, which will see Gojek cross its fleet to 100% EVs and TBS invest in clean and renewable energy over the same time period. The cooperation is also in line with the Indonesian government’s plans to make the development of the EV industry a national priority.
Gojek CEO and co-founder, Kevin Aluwi, said, “We have always recognized that strong industrial cooperation will be crucial to help solve the most pressing environmental challenges facing society today. Gojek’s goal is to work together with partners to achieve our sustainability goals, including fully electrifying our transportation fleet by 2030 By joining the best of Gojek and TBS forces, we will be able to support Indonesia’s transition to building a cleaner, more accessible and sustainable mobility system – ultimately making EVs the standard in our country, contributing to the country’s emissions reduction targets and improving air quality in our cities. “
Pandu Sjahrir, Vice President and Director of TBS, said, “TBS is fully committed to sustainability and our goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2030. This collaboration with Gojek is part of our commitment to reinvest our current gains in clean and renewable energy, in line with our business transformation goals and goal. greener business. “
Pandu Sjahrir added, “To enable large-scale adoption of EVs in Indonesia, it is important to develop a strong and comprehensive EV ecosystem. Our extensive experience and deep understanding of the energy sector, combined with the large-scale Gojek network, will be a catalyst for the development of the EV industry in Indonesia As EVs become more widely available, we hope this will inspire greater confidence in EVs from the public and encourage them to try it so that they too can enjoy the many benefits of EVs. . “
Gojek recently announced an EV and battery exchange pilot scheme in Jakarta in collaboration with Gogoro, Gesit and Pertamina. This will initially include 500 EVs, with plans to climb to 5,000 EVs traveling a total of one million kilometers in the future. With this pilot, Gojek customers will be able to choose EVs when using the GoRide service in South Jakarta. Driver partners using EVs can also perform their daily routines more efficiently, serving customers through Gojek services like GoRide, GoFood, GoSend Instant, GoShop and GoMart. This pilot’s data will also be used to further develop the technology and infrastructure for EVs, to meet the needs of Gojek’s driver partners, customers and the wider Indonesian market.
Gojek is Southeast Asia’s leading on-demand platform and a pioneer of the multi-service ecosystem model, providing access to a wide range of services including transportation, food delivery, logistics and more. Gojek is founded on the principle of utilizing technology to remove the daily frictions of life by linking consumers to the best suppliers of goods and services in the market.
The company was first established in 2010 focusing on courier and motorcycle travel services, before launching the program in January 2015 in Indonesia. Since then, Gojek has grown to become the leading on-demand platform in Southeast Asia, providing access to a wide range of transportation services, to food delivery, logistics and many others.
In March 2021, Gojek’s app was downloaded more than 190 million times by users across Southeast Asia.
Gojek is dedicated to solving the daily challenges faced by consumers, improving the quality of life for millions of people across Southeast Asia, especially those in the informal sector and micro, small and medium enterprises (MEME).
The Gojek app is downloadable via iOS and Android.
TBS is an integrated energy company that currently conducts business in power, mining and plantation sector through subsidiaries. In recent commercial development, TBS is favorable to reduce carbon footprint and help contribute to the improvement of the environment and future generation, setting a goal to achieve net zero emissions by 2030.
In the electricity sector, TBS has subsidiaries that developed the PLTU Sulut-3 2 × 50 MW project in North Sulawesi and the PLTU Sulbagut-1 2x50MW project in Gorontal, as well as 1 subsidiary that developed a 2 × mini hydroelectric plant project. 3 Mw and Lampung. In the mining sector, TBS has three subsidiaries that have Mining Business Permits in East Kalimantan, which are located close to each other with a total rural area of 7,087 hectares.
As part of its sustainability commitments, TBS has decided to use its revenues into green investment opportunities while gradually reducing exposure to fossil fuel related business.
Detailed information about TBS can be viewed on the TBS website: www.tbsenergi.com