A synergy of Electrum, Pertamina, Gogoro, and Gesits to Accelerate Indonesia's Electric Vehicle Ecosystem

  • Electrum is a joint venture between Gojek and TBS Energi Utama, which focuses on developing a two-wheeled electric vehicle ecosystem in Indonesia.
  • The collaboration between the private sector and state-owned enterprises aimed to make Indonesia a leader in the global electric vehicle industry.
  • The launch of the collaboration, which was attended by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, was marked by the GoRide Electric service on the Gojek application for commercial trials in Jakarta.

Jakarta, February 22, 2022 – The collaboration between SOEs and the private sector to accelerate the realization of an integrated electric vehicle ecosystem in Indonesia, was actualized today. Electrum, a joint venture of Gojek and TBS Energi Utama (TBS), with Pertamina, Gogoro, and Gesits, synergize to accelerate the most complete and integrated electric vehicle ecosystem in Indonesia. This is also in line with the priority issues delivered by the Government of Indonesia at the G20 Summit, one of which is related to a sustainable energy transition, including accelerating the development of the electric vehicle ecosystem.

Electrum, Pertamina, Gogoro, and Gesits, strengthen their synergies through a shared commitment to continue electric vehicle ecosystem development collaboration. The confirmation of the joint commitment and collaboration was attended by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, Minister of Transportation, Budi Karya Sumadi, Minister of Industry, Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita, Minister of State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN), Erick Thohir, Minister of Investment/Head of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), Bahlil Lahadalia, and Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Arifin Tasrif.

In his speech, President Jokowi appreciated the courage of the companies collaborating today to develop an electric vehicle ecosystem from upstream to downstream. “The government is very serious about getting into new and renewable energy, including towards electric vehicles. Therefore, I appreciate the bravery of companies entering from upstream to downstream and electric vehicle ecosystem developments. We hope that it will be in line with our target in 2030 for carbon emissions to be at 29%, and in 2060 it will enter zero carbon emissions or net-zero carbon."

Marking the confirmation of this commitment and collaboration, Electrum, Pertamina, Gogoro, and Gesits will expand commercial trials of using two-wheeled electric vehicles, which will continue to be developed in stages to thousands of units throughout 2022.

The trial results will be used in several ways, including in Electrum's business plan. The joint company of Gojek and TBS has plans to build electric motor manufacturing, battery packaging technology, battery exchange infrastructure, and financing to own electric vehicles.

This collaboration will utilize the respective expertise of the four companies to encourage electric vehicle infrastructure developments in Indonesia. Electrum will act as an integrator and developer of the electric vehicle ecosystem while taking advantage of Gojek's presence in Indonesia and TBS' expertise in the energy sector. Meanwhile, Pertamina through Pertamina Patra Niaga will provide electric motor battery exchange stations at various petrol stations spread across South Jakarta. Gogoro will support as a provider of innovation in battery and electric motor exchange technology, and Gesits provides electric motors and their infrastructure.

The Form of Sustainability Commitment

Gojek, as part of the GoTo Group, has a "Zero Emissions" commitment to become a carbon-neutral platform and targets its fleet of 100% electric vehicles by 2030. Gojek's commitment follows one of the three G20 priorities this year, energy transition. TBS, which shares the same commitment, plans to transform its business into a green company focusing on developing and investing in renewable energy and clean business.

Pertamina and Gesits’ participation as SOEs in this strategic collaboration will play a significant role. Pertamina, a major player in the energy sector in Indonesia, is committed to supporting the Government's plan to make an energy transition. It is done through the General Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (Battery Charging Stations) and General Electric Vehicle Battery Swapping Stations (Battery Swapping Stations) network expansion. Pertamina will use the results of this commercial test to get the best business model related to the Battery Swapping Station.

Previously, Gojek with Electrum and Pertamina had conducted a commercial trial of the first phase of an electric motorcycle. As a result, the use of electric motors usage can be well received by driver-partners and consumers. On the driver's side, they can save up to 30% in operational costs or reach IDR 500 thousand to IDR 700 thousand in a month. Moreover, driver-partners and consumers also feel that electric motorcycles are more comfortable because they have a smoother and quieter pull compared to oil-fueled motors.

The following quotes are from the speakers regarding the synergy of accelerating the development of electric vehicles:

  • President Director of Electrum and Deputy President Director of TBS Pandu Sjahrir

"In accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles, integrators, developers, and catalysts who are actively building an electric vehicle ecosystem are needed. This is the role that Electrum takes because the electric vehicle ecosystem in Indonesia has not been well integrated. Through close synergy with SOEs and private sectors, we believe adoption can be accelerated. Not only encouraging utilization, but we at Electrum also ensure that infrastructure is well-available so that people don't hesitate to take advantage of it."

  • Director of Electrum and CEO and Co-Founder of Gojek Kevin Aluwi

"We think that the focus on electric motorcycles adoption is right for Indonesia, where the use of motorcycles is more than cars. With commercial trials of electric motorcycles by Gojek driver partners, we can get various insights from driver partners and passengers or consumers, such as related to electric vehicle operations, including experience in driving, savings to the ease of replacing batteries as a vehicle resource. We can use this insight to form the basis for Electrum's future business plans."

  • President Director of Pertamina, Nicke Widyawati

“Pertamina, a major player in the energy sector in Indonesia, is committed to supporting the government's plan to make an energy transition. It is done through the General Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (Battery Charging Station) and Electric Vehicle Battery Swapping Stations (Battery Swapping Station) networks expansion. Pertamina understands the needs of electric motorcyclists, which are speed and convenience, so we provide a Battery Swapping Station. So, (they can) immediately "Swap and Go". With this business model, Indonesia also has the opportunity to develop an Indonesian standard electric motor battery. So that in the future, the price of electric motorcycles can be more affordable. Pertamina continues to support government programs in accelerating the energy transition in the electric vehicle sector, together with Gojek, Indonesia Battery Corporation (IBC), Gesits, and Electrum. We will actively develop electric vehicle infrastructure. After building 6 charging station locations, Pertamina, through PT Pertamina Patra Niaga as Subholding Commercial & Trading, has now officially operated 14 units of Battery Swapping Station with 212 batteries spread over 7 Pertamina's Green Energy Station (GES). In the future, we will continue to expand the Battery Swapping Station network in Indonesia.”

  • President Director of PT Wika Industri Manufaktur (WIMA) Muhammad Samyarto

“Indonesia has launched a transformation of mobility towards electric-powered vehicles. We at Gesits believe that collaborating with Electrum and other stakeholders can accelerate the actualization of our promise in transitioning to sustainable energy use and build society towards green vehicles and highly efficient power drives.”

  • Founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Gogoro, Horace Luke

“Gogoro is expanding its partnership with Gojek, Electrum, and Pertamina to change the face of urban transportation in Indonesia. This partnership makes it easier for Gojek's driver-partners and the Indonesian people to use sustainable electric vehicles. Gogoro's battery swap technology is a new generation of power source that provides an open platform for two-wheelers to introduce electric vehicles that can be charged quickly, safely and easily."**

About Electrum

As a pioneering technology company in Indonesia's EV sector, Electrum intitiates the Nation's mobility electrification movement. Electrum utilizes the combined capabilities and expertise of Gojek and TBS Energi to develop clean and economical transportation solutions, consistent with Gojek's and TBS' emission reduction commitments to contribute to the nation's journey towards decarbonization and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

Electrum's passion is to catalyze the EV ecosystem in Indonesia and support the development of local power to ensure meaningful, relevant, and credible solutions in building a new mobility system for Indonesia and future generations. To realize this big goal, we apply world-class technology, processes, and human resources. Thus, we partner with leading platforms on a national and global stage.

Our efforts to provide clean transportation solutions are based on our service intention to protect the environment and the communities around us while contributing to Indonesia's energy independence and national climate initiatives.

For more information, visit www.electrum.id and follow us on Instagram: @electrum.id.

About Gojek

Gojek is Asia's leading on-demand platform that provides access to a wide range of services, including transportation, food delivery, logistics, and more. Gojek was founded on the principle of utilizing technology to eliminate the friction of everyday life by connecting consumers to the best providers of goods and services on the market. Before introducing the application in Indonesia in 2015, the company was started in 2010 for courier services for goods delivery and two-wheeled transportation.  Since then, Gojek has developed into a leading on-demand platform in Southeast Asia, providing access to various services ranging from transportation, food delivery, logistics, and many others.

Until Q3-2021, the Gojek application has been downloaded more than 221 million times by users throughout Southeast Asia. In 2021, Gojek merges with Tokopedia to form GoTo, the largest technology group in Indonesia.

Gojek is committed to provide solutions and solve problems that people face daily while improving the quality of life for millions of people using the Gojek application in Southeast Asia, especially in the informal sector and Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

The Gojek application is available for download via iOS and Android.

About TBS

TBS is an integrated energy company whose activities are in the fields of electricity, mining, and plantations through its subsidiaries. In the current business development, TBS is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and contributing to environmental improvement and the next generation by setting a target to achieve net-zero emissions by 2030.

In the electricity sector, TBS has a subsidiary that develops the PLTU Sulut-3 2x50 MW project in North Sulawesi, the PLTU Sulbagut-1 2x50MW project in Gorontalo, and 1 subsidiary that develops a mini-hydropower plant project of 2x3 MW in Lampung. In the mining sector, TBS has three subsidiaries with Mining Business Permits in East Kalimantan, located close to each other with 7,087 hectares of land area.

As part of its sustainability commitment, TBS is devoted to using its revenue to invest in environmentally friendly businesses and gradually reduce its exposure in the coal business.

Detailed information about TBS can be seen on the website: www.tbsenergi.com

About Pertamina

PT Pertamina (Persero) is an Indonesian energy company that upholds its commitment to provide energy and develop new and renewable energy to support national energy independence realization. Carrying the mandate as a holding company in the energy sector since appointed by the Ministry of SOEs of the Republic of Indonesia on June 12, 2020, Pertamina now has a very strategic role in charge of six sub holdings engaged in energy. Namely, Upstream Sub holding, operationally run by PT Pertamina Hulu Energi, Gas Subholding run by PT Perusahaan Gas Negara; Refinery & Petrochemical Sub holding, run by PT Refinery Pertamina Internasional; Power & NRE Sub holding, run by PT Pertamina Power Indonesia; Commercial & Trading Subholding, run by PT Pertamina Patra Niaga; and Integrated Marine & Logistics Sub holding, run by PT Pertamina International Shipping.

This important role carried out by Pertamina also marks a new milestone in the company's business journey after Pertamina's contribution for more than six decades of providing energy that has moved the life of Indonesian people and various regions abroad.

About Gesits

GESITS is a collaboration of ideas from the nation's children with some State-Owned Enterprises, produced by PT WIKA Industri Manufaktur, which is currently 100% owned by PT Wijaya Karya Industri dan Konstruksi. This proves that the level of Indonesian ideas and their implementation can compete in the innovation competition and tight, advanced global technology.

After a series of research processes, testing stages, and constructive production, we are proud to present GESITS, the first Indonesian creation to use electric motorcycle technology. And the GESITS Electric Motor has received a Type Test Certificate (SUT) from the Ministry of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia. Thus, it is suitable to be used by the general public and STNK / BPKB can be issued like other conventional motorcycles.

Furthermore, to bring Indonesia's electric motorcycles closer to all corners of the country, GESITS Electric Motors are now present and can be ordered through the E-Catalog, the Government Goods/Services Procurement Policy Institute (LKPP).

This GESITS Electric Motor product has used 85% of domestic parts components so that the availability of spare parts is guaranteed. And for the level of domestic content (TKDN) value is 46.73%.

GESITS is equipped with an electric motor with a peak power of 5 kW. With this power, GESITS can carry two passengers, and with three driving modes, the maximum speed of GESITS is 70 km/hour. The GESITS electric motorcycle with a 3-year warranty battery uses a Lithium NCM battery with a capacity of 1.44 KWh for one battery and can be used with two batteries so it can run up to 100 kilometers per one charge. Charging time is between 3 to 4 hours, with the first 30 min, it can cover a distance of 10 Km. GESITS features double disk brakes, pulley transmission, mono-shock rear suspension, LED Daytime Running Lights, and HID Projector Head Lamps. In addition, GESITS is also equipped with a digital dashboard that can be connected to the driver's cellphone application. GESITS comes in three colors: red, black, and white.

GESITS is an innovation formed according to the needs of the Indonesian people. We will never stop generating innovation to bring Indonesia to a better future. We hope that GESITS can be the pioneer for national vehicles. Let's be the beginning of the history of GESITS' journey in Indonesia.

For more information about GESITS, please visit our website at www.gesitsmotors.com, and follow us on social media Instagram: @gesits, Twitter: @gesitsmotors, Facebook: @GesitsMotors and Youtube: Gesits Motors.

About Gogoro

Gogoro was founded in 2011 to reshape urban energy and inspire the world to move through cities more smartly and sustainably. Gogoro harnesses the power of innovation to change the way urban energy is distributed and consumed. Gogoro's battery swap and vehicle platform offer a smart, proven, and sustainable long-term ecosystem to deliver new approaches to urban mobility.

Gogoro is rapidly becoming an innovation leader in vehicle design and electric propulsion, smart battery design, battery swapping, and advanced cloud services that leverage artificial intelligence to manage battery availability and security. The challenges are enormous, but the opportunities to replace the status quo, set new standards, and achieve new levels of sustainable transport growth in densely populated cities are even greater.

For more information, visit www.gogoro.com/news and follow Gogoro on Twitter: @wearegogoro

About GoTo

GoTo Group is the largest digital ecosystem in Indonesia. GoTo's mission is to “encourage progress” by offering technology infrastructure and solutions for everyone to access and thrive in the digital economy. The GoTo ecosystem consists of on-demand transportation services, e-commerce, food and grocery delivery, logistics and fulfillment, as well as financial and payment services through the Gojek, Tokopedia, and GoTo Financial platforms.

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