Gojek has announced a partnership with Selex Motors, a pioneering Vietnamese electric vehicle (EV) startup, to pilot the use of Selex's Camel e-bikes across Gojek’s transport, food-delivery, and logistics services in Vietnam.
The partnership will allow Gojek's driver-partners to have the opportunity to use Selex's Camel e-bikes when they carry out GoRide, GoFood, and GoSend orders on the Gojek platform. The e-bikes can help drivers save up to 35 per cent on fuel and reduce maintenance costs by half, enabling them to significantly save on operating expenses while helping to reduce carbon emissions when compared to traditional petrol motorbikes.
The Selex Camel model utilises battery-swapping technology, meaning in just two minutes drivers can quickly and efficiently exchange their batteries at a shared battery-swapping station, achieving up to 150km in range on a full charge.
Gojek driver-partners can now swap their batteries for free at more than 30 battery-swapping stations in Hanoi and more than 40 across Ho Chi Minh City. In addition, a portable charger is included, enabling drivers to enjoy effortless home charging, meeting the different charging needs of each driver.
Sumit Rathor, general manager at Gojek Vietnam, said, “Our ongoing EV pilot has been successful in helping us to understand and meet the needs of our driver-partners, as well as enabling them to reduce their operational costs. This latest cooperation with Selex helps us to gain an even greater perspective, diversifying EV options and access for our-driver partners, as well as expanding the EV pilot to reach even more consumers.”
“The partnership will help Gojek Vietnam to play a further part in supporting GoTo Group’s commitment to achieving zero emissions and transitioning our fleet to 100 per cent EVs by 2030,” Rathor added.
The Selex Camel ensures safe and smooth operations, even in the face of challenging conditions. The e-bike adheres to rigorous international standards for water resistance, is purpose-built to maintain optimal mobility during heavy rainfall, and can even endure water depths of up to one metre. It is also engineered to navigate steep slopes with ease. Such innovative design specifications help guarantee a comfortable and enjoyable experience for both Gojek drivers and passengers alike.
Nguyen Huu Phuoc Nguyen, CEO of Selex Motors, said, “The shift towards green transportation is incredibly significant as we witness the impact of climate change. The partnership between Selex Motors and Gojek not only helps drivers with its cost-efficient operations, but it also advances the goal of emission-free transportation. Our objective is to make cities more environmentally friendly through an inventive e-bike ecosystem and highly efficient battery-swapping technology.”
Gojek users will have a chance to enjoy GoRide, GoFood, and GoSend services on emission-free Selex electric motorbikes without any change in price from September 6. To be able to book Gojek services, users can simply download the Gojek application, which is available on iOS and Android.
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