Grab and Hyundai Launch GrabCar Elektrik

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  • GrabCar Elektrik fleet which operates the Hyundai IONIQ Electric vehicle is now available in Terminal 3, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
  • The GrabCar Elektrik Powered by Hyundai is the realization of Grab and Hyundai to support the vision of the Indonesia Government direction to boost and nurture EV car ecosystem
  • As an alternative green transportation, Grab also launches the #LangkahHijau (Green Steps) campaign to encourage the use of environmentally friendly solutions to reduce air pollution
  • Under the new roadmap, named Strategy 2025, Hyundai will foster Smart Mobility Devices and Smart Mobility Services as two core business pillars to facilitate the company’s transition into a Smart Mobility Solution Provider

Supporting the government aims to have 2 million electric vehicles (EV) in 2025 and align with the EV Ecosystem Roadmap launched in December 2019 together with the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Grab today launched the first GrabCar Elektrik powered by Hyundai in Indonesia and also other latest GrabCar features in Jakarta, 27 January 2020.

The Hyundai IONIQ Electric vehicles are ready to operate as GrabCar Elektrik with the starting point at the Terminal 3 of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. The launch of GrabCar Elektrik powered by Hyundai is part of Grab’s #LangkahHijau campaign that supports the use of electric vehicles to help reduce air pollution. This launch also marks Hyundai official operations of Electric Vehicle Mobility Service in Indonesia. Grab also collaborates with World Resources Institute (WRI) Indonesia in implementing other #LangkahHijau activities to fight climate crisis and reduce greenhouse gas emission. 

The launch which was held at Grab Pick-up Point, Gate 2 Terminal 3, Soekarno Hatta International Airport (27/1) was also attended by the Minister of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia, Budi Karya Sumadi; Chairman of the Investment Coordinating Board, Bahlil Lahadalia; President Director of PT PLN (Persero), Zulkifli Zaini; President Director of PT Angkasa Pura II, Muhammad Awaluddin; President of Grab Indonesia, Ridzki Kramadibrata and President Director of Hyundai Motor Indonesia, Sung Jong Ha.

“Under the Presidential Regulation (Perpres) No. 55/2019 on Acceleration of Battery-Based Electric Vehicle Program for Road Transportation, the government is trying to improve the ecosystem of electric vehicles in Indonesia. Electric vehicles are expected to be a mobility solution that is aligned with the concept of smart cities, while at the same time it is a greener solution with minimum management costs. I appreciate the support of private sectors such as Grab and Hyundai. With the launch of GrabCar elektrik today, we are one step ahead to jointly achieve the target of 2 million EV in Indonesia,” said Budi Karya Sumadi, Minister of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia.

“Electric vehicles are the business of the future. President Jokowi’s commitment in developing this sector increasingly demonstrates Indonesia’s conducive investment ecosystem. The Indonesian government is also committed to advancing the domestic electric car battery industry by using abundant nickel reserves in Indonesia. We appreciate the participation of Grab and Hyundai who have collaborated with the government to be the pioneers in this strategic investment,” said Bahlil Lahadalia, Chairman of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM).

Ridzki Kramadibrata, President of Grab Indonesia also added, “After launching the EV Grab Ecosystem Roadmap last year, we are very happy that today we can launch the first GrabCar Elektrik Powered by Hyundai in Indonesia. GrabCar Elektrik is the realization of our commitment to support Indonesia’s EV ecosystem as we have shared when we got the USD 2 billion investment from SoftBank last year. Moving forward, we want to be one of the active drivers who can initiate collaborations to bring more efficient and greener transportation solutions and also strengthen our partnerships with Hyundai.”

Mr. Sung Jong Ha, President Director of Hyundai Motors Indonesia, expressed his excitement for this achievement, “We are very happy and congratulate Grab for the official operations of GrabCar Elektrik starting from today. We want to offer smart mobility experiences that meet shifting needs of our customers by leveraging advanced technology like IONIQ Electric. I hope that Grab customers in Indonesia can enjoy the comfort of driving an environmentally friendly electric car. This moment serves as a major improvement showing our support in aligning with the Indonesian Government’s vision regarding future mobility.”

With both companies’ commitment, the Hyundai IONIQ Electric vehicle, GrabCar Elektrik is aligned with the vision of the Indonesia Government direction of boosting and nurturing EV car industry. Furthermore, under the new roadmap, named Strategy 2025, Hyundai will foster Smart Mobility Devices and Smart Mobility Services as two core business pillars, and the synergy between the two pillars is expected to facilitate the company’s transition into a Smart Mobility Solution Provider.

In addition, as stated under Presidential Regulations (Perpres) No. 55/2019 on the Acceleration of Battery-Based Electric Vehicle Program for Road Transportation, to realize clean energy, clean air quality and environmentally friendly, and Indonesia’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 29% by 2030, electric vehicles are expected to be a solution that supports the initiative. Therefore, in order to further reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Grab Indonesia also works with WRI Indonesia to create a #LangkahHijau campaign. In this campaign, Grab Indonesia and WRI Indonesia will introduce several initiatives that will be introduced soon.

Recently, DKI Jakarta Governor has issued Governor’s Regulation (Pergub) No. 3/2020 on the Tax Incentive on Name Transfer for Vehicles of Battery Electric Vehicle for Road Transportation which exempted the tax for electric vehicles in the city. Grab and Hyundai also appreciate the government’s initiative and will be ready to collaborate in the future to improve the electric vehicle ecosystem in DKI Jakarta.