Gesits electric motorcycle setup 100,000 units in 2018

Gesits Technologies Indo (GTI) prepares to produce 100,000 units per year. A consortium of electric motorcycles by Garansindo Group and the Sepuluh Nopember Institute (ITS) on Friday officially announced a joint venture with Wika Industri and Construction to build a 2,400-square-meter plant and a 1,400-square-meter temporary storage warehouse with undisclosed amounts of investment.

Tinuku Gesits electric motorcycle setup 100,000 units in 2018

CEO of Garansindo Group, Muhammad Al Abdullah, said Gesits production is set to begin in the first quarter of 2018 with an initial production volume of 50,000 units and will continue to be added to at least 100,000 units annually. The factory has been prepared in West Java which will be facilitated by Wika.

"In the future, the production capacity will continue to be developed up to 100,000 units per year, but for this initial phase 50,000 units are in collaboration with Wika in joint venture status, where we are both investing," said Abdullah.

"Wika has experienced a long time supply for major automotive manufacturers, but we also open ourselves to accept components from outside parties," said Abdullah.

Gesits has passed the road test as far as 1,200 kilometers from Jakarta and finished in Bali in November 2016 and to enter the mass production stage will be tested the road as far as 60,000 kilometers in September and October as part of the preparation of the maintenance plan.

This electric-powered automatic scooter uses 5KW of power, a maximum speed of 100 km per hour and 80-100 km of travel in one charging with 2 hours recharging using a home socket. Abdullah said that until now the company already has orders up to 25,000 units.

"Gesits manufacturing cooperation is a pride for WIKA to be dedicated," said Wika Industry and Construction Director Ferry Hendriyanto.