Grab Indonesia and Hyundai Motor Co., launcheh GrabCar Electric in the country to support the government’ initiative to bring two million electric vehicles (EVs) by 2025, said the ride-hailing provider today (Jan 27). The model that use by both companies are Hyundai IONIQ EV with a capacity of 38 kilowatts battery and can travel 380 kilometers.
The Southeast Asia’ ride-hailing giant Grab and South Korea’ top automaker targeted 500 units of EV)scan pave in Indonesia throughout 2020. The Hyundai IONIQ EV is ready to operate as an Electric GrabCar with a starting point at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.
Last year, Hyundai has signed an agreement with the government to invest $1.55 billion to build a car production base with an annual capacity of up to 250,000 units and a sales network in Indonesia in hopes of grooming the world’s fourth-most populous country as a gateway to the broader Southeast Asian market.
Besides electric cars, Grab will also try out as many as 20 units of electric motorcycles, in cooperation with Astra Honda Motor (AHM) and Gesits.