Recently, BYD and PT Vektr Mobiliti Indonesia (VKTR), a business entity formed by PT Bakrie & Brothers Group, have officially partnered with the Indonesian bodybuilding company, Tri Sakti. For BYD, it is a significant step to develop the electric vehicle industry ecosystem in Indonesia. This partnership follows the delivery of 30 BYD K9 electric buses to public transport operator Transjakarta.
The 30 BYD K9 electric buses are the first of several thousand of electric buses to be purchased the coming decade. The authorities in Jakarta stated that in 2025 halve of the bus fleet in Jakarta must be zero emission – which means electric. In the year 2030 all public transport buses in Jakarta must be zero emission. Mr. Anies Baswedan ((third from left in the picture), Governor of DKI Jakarta highlighted: “Jakarta, as the capital city of Indonesia, is fighting climate change. We have promoted clean public transportation with electric mobility and have introduced
Jakarta’s first pure electric bus to achieve the goal of zero-emission. We continue to look forward to contributing to sustainable and innovative development.” Managing Director of BYD Indonesia & Malaysia, Mr. Eagle Zhao, expressed that, in the future, the industrialization of electric vehicles in Indonesia would develop faster so Indonesia could become a major player in the domestic electric bus business and industry. This collaboration will be a closer effort to develop the forerunner of the country’s electric vehicle ecosystem.
The BYD K9 electric bus in Indonesia boasts a battery capacity of 324 kWh with a range of up to 250 km. In addition, the BYD K9 electric bus also features an emergency power supply, GPS telematics, wheelchair access, and safety equipment. These BYD K-9 buses have a maximum capacity of 60 passengers.
Top picture: Mr. Anies Baswedan, Governor of DKI Jakarta , Mr. Gilarsi W. Setiono, the CEO of VKTR (second from left), and Mr. Mochammad Yana Aditya, the CEO of Transjakarta (second from right)