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Go-Jek, Astra team up to put more drivers behind wheel

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sun, July 21, 2019  /  05:00 pm
Go-Jek, Astra team up to put more drivers behind wheel

Currently the penetration of ride-hailing and online food delivery industries in Indonesia is estimated to reach only 2 to 3 percent of the population. (Shutterstock/nukeaf)

Following the signing of a partnership agreement between homegrown service provider app Go-Jek and diversified business group PT Astra International in March, the join venture officially launched on Thursday a four-wheel mobility solution named Go-Fleet.

As reported by kompas.com, Go-Fleet is basically a car rental program for those who don't have a car but want to join in as a driver-partner. Aside from being lent a car, all Go-Fleet driver-partners will also be given maintenance service at Astra-owned workshops and accident insurance.

"We'll also provide 24-hour assistance if there's a road emergency," added Go-Fleet COO Pandu Adilaras on Thursday as quoted by kompas.com.

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Additionally, these partners can also gain additional income from ads that will be placed on their vehicle such as LED screens, car wraps and vending machines.

During the initial phase, Go-Fleet reportedly would provide 1,000 Toyota Avanzas and Daihatsu Xenias. Driver-partners will be required to pay a commitment fee of Rp 1.5 million (US$108), as well as weekly and daily fees of Rp 1.18 million and Rp 170,000, respectively. 

The program is said to focus on the Greater Jakarta market first and expand to other Indonesian cities afterward.

Currently, the penetration of ride-hailing and online food delivery industries in Indonesia is estimated to reach only 2 to 3 percent of the population. In China, for example, the penetration has reached 14 percent. (gis/kes)

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