Grab Plans to Operate 8,500 Electric Vehicles for Next Year
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Grab Indonesia Country Managing Director, Neneng Goenadi stated that Grab currently has no less than 8,500 electric vehicles in operation.
In the upcoming 2023, Grab will encourage more cities to have electric vehicles, in collaboration with PLN, Pertamina and several other parties to set up facilities for battery charging.
"In 2023 we will continue to deploy them so that more cities are served with electric vehicles," said Neneng while attending 2022 Grab Partnership Day in Yogyakarta, Sunday, December 11, 2022.
Reflecting on the G20 Bali Summit last November, Neneng stated that Grab's current position is still the pioneer in providing the largest number of electric vehicles in Indonesia.
At the G20 Summit, Grab provided around 200 units of electric motorcycles to secure traffic through the Bali Traffic Police. The vehicle deployed at that time was equipped with a battery with a capacity of 1,500 watts and could travel up to 60 km on a single charge.
"With our current 8,500 electric vehicles, we can reduce carbon emissions by around 10,000 tons or save up to 4 million litres of gasoline," said Neneng.
Neneng said, from the total of electric vehicles that are operating, it has covered services with a total distance of 100 million kilometres. This achievement made Grab the first company to do this in Indonesia.
"Our commitment as a great company is to support electric-based vehicles in Indonesia," said Neneng.
At the 2022 Grab Partnership Day event in Yogya which carries the theme "Solidarity Forever", there were representatives of drivers from all over Indonesia.
Neneng announced that at that moment, tens of thousands of drivers and MSMEs partners of Grab throughout Indonesia were given funds in the form of scholarships, electric motorbikes and cars worth Rp15.8 billion.
PRIBADI WICAKSONO (CONTRIBUTOR) | IMAJI LASAHIDO (INTERN)
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