PT VKTR Teknologi Mobilitas (VKTR) has announced plans to build a battery operated bus assembly plant in Javan City, Indonesia. The project will be executed in partnership with Tri Sakti and China-based BYD Company Limited.
The plant will be used to produce electric buses using locally produced parts. The chassis will be imported from China. Initially, the facility will be able to produce around 500 units annually.
Local production will be key in reducing the per unit cost of buses in Indonesia in light of increased rates of fleet electrification. By 2030, TransJakarta plans to have at least 10,000 e-buses. VKTR is supplying the BYD K9 fleet for use on TransJakarta bus routes.