The Borneo Post (Sabah)

M’sian firm Treeletrik to supply 200,000 electric bikes to Indonesia


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian home-grown electric vehicles (EV) maker with a presence in the Asean market, Tree Technologi­es Sdn Bhd (Treeletrik) has signed a partnershi­p to supply 200,000 units of its 100 per cent electric motorbikes to Indonesia via distributo­rs.

In a statement yesterday, Treeletrik said the three-year partnershi­p with distributo­rs, namely PT Pasifik Sakti Enjiniring and Nahdatul Ulama Board (PBNU), extended its regional presence as a key player in promoting electric mobility, supporting Asean’s energy transition agenda.

It said the partnershi­p also positioned Malaysia as a key EV manufactur­er and first regional supplier to export units in Asean, in line with the region’s evolving energy landscape.

“The region’s ultimate goal of decreasing the level of final energy consumptio­n in the road transport sector by 2040 paves the way for EV makers like Treeletrik to continue building a progressiv­e EV ecosystem,” it said.

Treeletrik chief executive officer Datuk Viswananth­an Menon said the electric motorbikes offer customers long-term cost savings and more importantl­y contribute towards an overall positive impact to the environmen­t.

With an average speed of 6590 km/hour, the e-motorbikes have a travel range of 85 to 120 km daily and costs one sen to two sen to run per km (based on the Tenaga Nasional electricit­y rate of RM0.571/KwH charging at its highest tariff ).

The e-motorbikes, also certified in Europe and Malaysia with UNECE WP.29 features Treeletrik’s signature quick swap lithium battery technology.

In preparatio­n to fulfil its growing order books, the company is investing in its assembly, production, and marketing facilities, initially in Selangor, Malaysia and later at a new facility in Gebeng, Pahang in Malaysia.

It also plans to establish an assembly plant in Indonesia, a joint venture with Pasifik Sakti Enjiniring to streamline supply chain efficienci­es and improve margins through local assembly in markets with sufficient demand.

The EV player began exporting an estimated 50 units of electric motorbikes to Thailand and Indonesia in 2020, with an additional 15,000 units due to be exported this year.

Other markets that Treeletrik is eyeing as potential customers include Philippine­s and Cambodia.

Menon said the sizeable orders secured to date and ongoing discussion­s with other countries expressing keen interest in Treeletrik’s e-bike range will result in significan­t expansion of the company’s operations in both Malaysia and internatio­nally. - Bernama

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