Grab Indonesia will operate 20 units of Hyundai Ioniq Electric among its car-hailing fleet next year. (B1 Photo/Herman)
Grab, Hyundai Introduced Electric Car Sharing Fleet to Jakartans
DECEMBER 14, 2019
Jakarta. Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Indonesia, the local unit of South Korean automaker and Grab Indonesia, the app-based car-hailing company, set to debut electric vehicle Hyundai Ioniq Electric on Jakarta roads in early 2020.
Under the initial stage of the partnership, Grab Indonesia will operate 20 units of the electric cars among its car-hailing fleet.
Hyundai and Grab launched the program on Friday, marking a step forward in their collaboration in electric vehicle development announced a year ago.
"We are committed to electrification under the 2025 Strategy with a focus on presenting the products and services most desired by customers,” Yoon Seok Choi, the president director of Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Indonesia, said in Jakarta.
“We are honored by this partnership with Grab, which is accompanied by support from the government in embracing the future of mobility with electric vehicles," Choi said.
Last November, Hyundai pledged its commitment in front of Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to strengthen the Indonesian automotive sector through the development of the first Asean manufacturing center in Indonesia, as well as exploring opportunities to produce battery-based electric vehicles here.
The carmaker said it would watch closely how Hyundai Ioniq Electric operates in Indonesia before selling the car to customers.
The car boasts a fast-charging capability that can recharge the car’s 38.3-kilowatt-hour battery to 80 percent of its capacity in just 57 minutes.
When the battery is fully charged, Hyundai Ioniq Electric can travel for 373 kilometers.
Grab first used Hyundai’s electric cars early this year when it deployed 200 units of Kona EV in Singapore.
"We are very pleased with Hyundai who shares our vision and desire to develop electric vehicles ecosystem and redefine the mobility market of the future, not only in Indonesia but also throughout Southeast Asia," Ridzki Kramadibrata, the president director of Grab Indonesia said.