photo by: Bisnis Bali
The obstacles that prevent riders from switching to electric motorcycles include the lack of public electric vehicle charging stations. It takes a long time to charge, the travel distance is short, the price of a motorcycle is high, and the price of batteries is also relatively high.
Swap Energi Indonesia suggested providing a solution for electric motorcycles. Collaborating with Circle-K, it committed to providing hundreds of battery exchange points (Swap Points) at all Circle-K outlets in Bali.
The founder of PT Swap Energi Indonesia, Irwan Tjahaja said this collaboration helps to realize one of the main agendas of the G20, namely the energy transition. Swap Energi and Circle-K want to echo social concerns and improve people’s lives. By providing innovations in the advancement of transportation, said Irwan, the mobility needs of the community can be fulfilled without hurting the surroundings.
“Users only need to pay for what they use, by topping up a kilometer-based travel quota while riding a motorbike through the application,” said Irwan.
Currently, Swap cooperates with Smoot Motor Indonesia to present Smoot Smart Electric Motors equipped with battery swaps.
The application will have such features as finding the nearest battery exchange point, checking the condition of the motor and battery, and activating an anti-theft security system.
“This is the time for Indonesia to take proper steps to care about social and environmental concerns. Let’s increase the spirit of creating strong, sustainable, and balanced economic growth,” said the President Director of PT. Circle K Indonesia Utama, Yosef Nyoman Gunadi.