09 July 2024
Otoklix Partners with VinFast In Indonesia 

VinFast has made a significant leap into the Indonesian market with Otoklix.

Earlier this year, they opened a new dealership in Depok, a suburb of Jakarta, and announced a substantial investment of US$1.2 billion to build a local assembly plant with a capacity of 60,000 cars annually.

VinFast has since partnered with local automotive service and repair startup Otoklix, backed by AC Ventures, designating them as the brand’s authorised service provider across Indonesia.

The Indonesian Ministry of Industry has updated its roadmap for the transition to electric vehicles, targeting the domestic production of 600,000 electric cars by 2025. This plan highlights the critical need for a robust charging and battery-swapping infrastructure nationwide. Equally important is the development of a comprehensive aftersales service and repair sector tailored for EVs.

Since its inception in 2019, Otoklix has focused on supporting independent workshops servicing gas-powered vehicles. Expanding its reach, Otoklix empowers millions of workshops and operates its signature shops across major Indonesian cities.

Currently, the partnership with VinFast is limited to these proprietary outlets.

Martin Reyhan Suryohusodo, Co-founder and CEO of Otoklix, shared his insights, stating, “Indonesia is one of the few countries where the government is actively supporting EVs, a commitment expected to continue under the incoming president.”

“Battery swapping stations require significant capital investment in infrastructure. A critical issue for global investors interested in Indonesia’s EV market is regulatory clarity concerning the commercial sale of electricity; Currently, all commercial electricity sales must go through PLN, Indonesia’s state electricity company, which could pose a challenge for any third-party charging station provider.” Martin added.

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