Karsan Signs MoU to Advance Bus Electrification in Indonesia

Karsan has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with CREDO GROUP’s SCHACMINDO to explore the future electrification of Indonesia’s public transport network.

The MoU was signed at the Business 20 (B20) Summit in Bali. It will focus on the export and partially assembled production of electric buses and minibuses in Indonesia.

Indonesia Electrification
At the B20 Summit, under the umbrella of the G20 formation, Karsan signed a memorandum of understanding with SCHACMINDO, one of the CREDO GROUP’s affiliates and Indonesia’s long-established companies

If the parties reach a final agreement, this co-operation could play a significant role in the electrification of public transportation vehicles in Indonesia’s cities, especially in Jakarta.

Karsan CEO Okan Baş said:

“We have launched a joint project between Karsan and CREDO GROUP for the opportunities that may arise in line with the goals of Indonesia and TransJakarta, Jakarta public transportation company to convert the public transportation network with electric minibuses and buses by 2030. In line with this cooperation, we aim to realise the majority of the transformation of billion-dollar city Jakarta's electric public transportation and tens of thousands of vehicles, which is planned to be completed by 2030. We expect similar potential from other Indonesian cities like Jakarta.”

Karsan currently produces left-hand drive electric buses for customers in Europe and North America. However, under this co-operation, Karsan will produce and sell right-hand drive electric buses suitable for the Indonesian market.

Indonesia Electrification
Karsan’s full range of electric buses
Baş added:

“We would like to move forward with a 2-step- plan in this business opportunity that will contribute to the export of our country and the business volume between the two countries. First of all, we plan to realise the first sales of the vehicles with those produced in Turkey, and then, establishing an SKD type production facility, we aim to finalise the production of right-hand drive vehicles in Indonesia, which are mostly completed in Turkey, and we aim an advantage to be obtained in the sales to the neighbouring countries. If we can achieve our goals, we, as Karsan, become very excited, as we'll successfully represent the Turkish automotive industry in this geography as well.”

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