Jakarta, Indonesia, August 2, 2021 / PRNewswire / – PT Smoot Motor Indonesia (SMI) proudly launched its eco-friendly smart electric vehicle called SMOOTH. The Indonesian-made electric motorcycle embodies the exclusive battery exchange technology invented by PT Swap Energi Indonesia. This technology allows users to eliminate the hours required to charge the batteries, which constitutes an innovative alternative to the offers currently available on the market.
indonesia The economy relies heavily on the use of motorcycles to support the mobility of everyday life. With more than 112,000,000 motorcycles in service (BPS, 2019), Indonesia is 3rd largest motorcycle market in the world. However, this has directly contributed to the high levels of air pollution which affects public health.
While electric motorcycles are expected to be widely adopted in Indonesia to combat this, the level of reluctance remains high among users. This is mainly due to the assumption that the electric motorcycle is not as practical as the traditional motorcycle, as it usually takes up to 4-6 hours to recharge. For active people with a high level of mobility, SWAP Energy’s nine (9) seconds of battery swap innovation are just perfect for breaking any hesitation in the market.
“By switching to the eco-friendly SMOOT motorcycles that are equipped with the SWAP battery system, users no longer have to worry about riding long distances and running out of battery or unreasonable charging time. Now they can. minimize their travel costs while at the same time making a positive contribution to reducing air pollution, ”said the founder and CEO of PT Smoot Motor Indonesia, Irwan Tjahaja.
It is called a “smart” electric motorcycle because vital information such as license number, mileage, vehicle condition, battery condition, location of motorcycles and even anti-theft mechanisms can be accessed via the SWAP application.
The SWAP battery system and app also allows users to access hundreds of battery swap locations (SWAPPoin) which are strategically placed around Jakarta. Here, they can easily reserve and replace their empty batteries with new ones, all in about nine (9) seconds. This level of connectivity between the vehicle, battery swap locations and convenience hopes to convince the market that SMOOT is no ordinary electric motorcycle.
PT Swap Energi Indonesia has been conducting extensive research for battery and electric motorcycle technology development since 2019. The company received seed funding from the Kejora-SBI Orbit Fund, a venture capital funding partnership between Kejora Capital (South East Asia) and SBI Holdings (Japan). Together, they are committed to creating an efficient and practical electric motorcycle that every Indonesian can use every day.
SMOOT smart electric motorcycles are available on e-commerce site blibli.com or official site www.smoot.id.
About PT Swap Energi Indonesia
Since 2019, TP Swap Energi Indonesia is committed to encouraging the use of electric motorcycles in Indonesia as a smart and energy efficient solution in everyday life. With 20 years of experience in the battery and power industry, Swap Energy continues to innovate to develop battery technology that uses renewable energy to maximize efficiency and performance for its users.
SOURCE Smoot Motor Indonesia