Gojek, Gogoro to electrify two wheel transportation in Indonesia 

  • Will deploy battery swapping, two-wheel electric vehicle pilot in Jakarta
  • Plans to achieve zero emissions by 2030, to move to 100% electric vehicles

Gojek, Gogoro to electrify two wheel transportation in Indonesia Gojek has announced a strategic partnership with Gogoro, a battery swapping and sustainable urban mobility company, to electrify two wheel transportation in Indonesia. 

In a joint statement, the companies said the partnership brings together two of Asia’s most innovative and sustainability-focused technology companies that are committed to introducing a new era of urban transportation.

The partnership includes two key areas of cooperation: a GoTo Group investment in Gogoro’s PIPE, and cooperation between Gojek, Gogoro and Pertamina, on battery swapping and the Gogoro Smartscooter pilot scheme in Jakarta, the companies said.

“One of the greatest challenges of our time, in Indonesia and around the world, is transforming our urban transportation into a new generation of smart and sustainable electric two-wheel vehicles that are accessible and people can embrace,” said Horace Luke, founder and chief executive officer (CEO), Gogoro. 

“Together with Gojek, and the Indonesian government’s support, we are on a path to making this happen,” he added.

Luke claimed Gogoro's battery swapping is a new generation of electric fueling that provides an open platform for two-wheel vehicle makers to introduce new electric vehicles that enable fast, safe and easy to use refueling.

Meanwhile, Kevin Aluwi, Gojek’s co-Founder and CEO said the partnership between Gojek and Gogoro brings together two like-minded companies that are dedicated to making smart electric transportation the norm throughout Indonesia. 

“Such an ambition can only be achieved if multiple stakeholders work together, so partnerships like this are essential if we are to meet our goals to re-imagine intra-city transport.

“By combining Gojek’s wide reach in Indonesia with Gogoro’s capabilities, we will be able to accelerate change and share the benefits of electric vehicles with more driver-partners and consumers,” he said. 

Pilot project

Based in Jakarta, the Gojek x Gogoro pilot consists of 250 Gogoro Smartscooters and four GoStation battery swapping stations that will be located at Pertamina gas stations.

Together, both companies plan to scale up the pilot to 5,000 scooters and more battery swap stations in the future, the companies said.

At the heart of its ecosystem is the Gogoro Network, a battery swapping platform for lightweight urban vehicles in the world. With more than 400,000 riders and 2,100 battery swapping stations, Gogoro Network is hosting 270,000 daily battery swaps with more than  250 million total battery swaps to date, it claimed.

In addition to the Gogoro Network, in 2015 Gogoro also unveiled its Gogoro Smartscooter as the world’s first smart electric two-wheel vehicle. I

The Gojek x Gogoro pilot is also in line with Gojek’s sustainability goals and ongoing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.

In April, Gojek said it released its first sustainability report, where it outlined its plans to achieve zero emissions by 2030, including transitioning its fleet to 100% electric vehicles. 

As part of this, Gojek is actively exploring ways to develop a comprehensive electric vehicle ecosystem, by leveraging technology to address the barriers to adoption for driver-partners and ensure an optimal consumer experience, Gojek said.

In September, GoTo invested in the PIPE financing in connection with the  business combination that Gogoro entered into with Poema Global Holdings Corp. The transaction is expected to close in early 2022.


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