Gojek – an on-demand, multiservice mobile platform – and Dat Bike – one of the fastest growing electric vehicle startups in Southeast Asia – announced on May 18 that they will partner to pilot the use of electric motorbikes in Gojek's transportation, logistics, and food delivery network in Vietnam.
This makes Gojek the first tech company in Vietnam to utilise Dat Bike electric vehicles (EVs), as well as the first to pilot mobility services via electric motorbikes.
|The Gojek-Dat Bike partnership will help Gojek become the first tech platform to use electric motorbikes to provide ride-hailing services for users in Vietnam |
As part of the agreement, Dat Bike will provide Gojek driver-partners with access to Dat Bike Weaver++ motorbikes for use when fulfilling GoRide, GoFood, and GoSend orders on the Gojek platform.
By using Dat Bike Weaver++ bikes, Gojek’s driver-partners will reduce their fuel costs by more than four times compared to internal combustion engine motorbikes, enabling them to save on operating costs whilst significantly reducing CO2 emissions.
Dat Bike’s Weaver++ can be fully charged in just three hours. With a top speed of 90km/h and a range of 200km on a full charge, Gojek driver-partners will be able to enjoy efficient performance, ensuring they can maintain their earnings.
Drivers can charge their Dat Bike battery for free at community charging points across Ho Chi Minh City. In addition, the Weaver++ is also equipped with a fast charging port so that it can quickly charge the first 100km in one hour from any household electrical outlet and in just 20 minutes at Dat Bike’s fast charging stations.
The Dat Bike Weaver++ is uniquely equipped with a powerful 7000W motor and tubeless tyres, making the bikes easy to manoeuvre and limiting the risk of punctures which might cause inconvenience for the drivers. The single fork design of the electric vehicle and large saddle also provide a smooth and comfortable experience for Gojek driver-partners and their passengers.
Son Nguyen, CEO of Dat Bike said, “This project is part of Dat Bike’s ambition to convert all petrol motorbikes across Southeast Asia to electric. Tech platform drivers account for a large proportion of the people who frequently use motorbikes, so through this pilot, Dat Bike aims to show more users the power and convenience that electric motorbikes can offer. It also aims to accelerate the transition to greener transportation and a better environment.”
Sumit Rathor, general manager of Gojek Vietnam said, “Vietnam is an important market for Gojek, and we aim to continue to provide users with impactful solutions that support the sustainable growth of our partners and deliver quality and convenient services at an affordable price. Partnerships like this are incredibly important and will benefit our entire ecosystem, helping us to deliver even greater value for all our users while creating a positive impact on the community in which we operate.”
Rathor added, “Our partnership with Dat Bike is an important step in GoTo Group’s Three Zeros by 2023 commitment, and supports our efforts to help us cut our emissions and transition our fleet to 100 per cent EVs. It also enables us to facilitate the government’s goal of reducing emissions, contributing to the sustainable future of Vietnam.”
From May 18, Gojek users will have the chance to enjoy GoRide, GoFood, and GoSend services on Dat Bike electric motorbikes, which are compact, quiet, and emission-free.
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By Thanh Dat