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Ho Chi Minh City is soliciting opinions on the installation of 1000 battery swapping stations

Grab's drivers swapping batteries at the station.

This endeavor represents a pivotal component of the battery swapping stations sharing pilot program, designed to foster the growth of electric scooter usage. The program is being executed in partnership between Selex Motors and the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transportation.

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At present, the goals of this electric scooter development pilot program have been forwarded by the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transportation to the People’s Committees of the city’s districts, wards, and towns for their input and agreement. Subsequently, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transportation will provide a detailed report to the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee.

A representative from Selex Motors believes that transitioning to green transportation is an irreversible global trend that many countries are actively promoting. This shift is driven not only by environmental considerations but also by the pursuit of new and sustainable economic development.

Selex battery swapping stations
Selex battery swapping stations

In Ho Chi Minh City, the shift towards green transportation, including electric scooters, is encountering certain specific challenges. Consequently, the city is actively exploring solutions for the development of electric vehicles.

The “battery sharing swapping” program stands out as a particularly fitting solution for electric scooters within the present urban transportation landscape. This category of electric vehicles is designated as a priority for experimentation in the program, catering to both delivery and passenger transport requirements.

Gojek drivers are using electric motorcycles from Selex Motors for both transporting goods and carrying passengers.
Gojek drivers are using electric motorcycles from Selex Motors for both transporting goods and carrying passengers.

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The specific pilot objectives entail the establishment of 100 battery swapping stations and the conversion of 1,000 drivers to electric vehicles during the trial period spanning from July 2023 to June 2024.

Following this phase, the goal is to transition 100,000 drivers from using gasoline-powered motorcycles to electric ones and establish 1,000 battery swapping stations within the timeframe of 2023 to 2027.

These objectives facilitate users in exchanging depleted batteries for fully charged ones at 24/7 “battery swapping ATM station.” These battery cabinets are slated to be positioned in Saigon Co.op supermarkets, bus terminals, parking lots, with an approximate area of 2 square meters.

As opposed to the conventional 3 to 8-hour charging wait, current users can expediently swap depleted batteries for fully charged ones at any Selex swapping station in just 2 minutes, with an estimated cost of approximately 10,000 VND per battery. Equipped with three fully charged batteries, a vehicle can achieve a maximum travel distance of up to 150 km.

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Ho Chi Minh City is actively assisting its residents in transitioning from gasoline-powered motorcycles to electric ones. 

During the “Citizens Ask – Government Responds” program on the morning of August 6th, Mr. Tran Quang Lam, the Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transportation, addressed this initiative.

According to Mr. Lam, the city currently boasts a total of approximately 9 million personal vehicles, with approximately 900,000 being automobiles, leaving the majority as two-wheeled vehicles.

In terms of motorcycles and two-wheelers, the city is planning to conduct thorough research, identify specific target areas, and initiate pilot programs, such as those in Can Gio District and central areas. This effort is intended to provide support indirectly through policy measures or directly through subsidizing the cost of purchasing electric motorcycles.

*Source: Chau Tuan, Tuoi Tre News (2023), “Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh lấy ý kiến việc lắp đặt 1000 điểm đổi pin xe máy điện”.

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With a new scooter, customers will receive warranty coverage and replacement of parts according to the manufacturer’s policy, if the warranty period is still valid. The standard warranty period for Selex Motors’ electric scooters and batteries is 30,000 km from the retail sale date to the customer or 3 years from the wholesale invoice date to the authorized dealer, whichever comes first.

Selex’s electric scooters come with a charger that you can use to charge the battery at home, but the battery is not included. You can purchase or rent a battery separately.

You will receive the product within approximately 2 weeks from the date of placing the order, but the actual delivery time may vary depending on demand.

You can register for the battery rental service here, or contact Selex via the hotline at 0977209980, or through our Facebook page, website, or app. Our team will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

The installment payment policy is being prepared and will be applied as soon as possible.

The electric motorcycles from Selex will be serviced every 6 months (5000km) per time.

In some cases of unexpected incidents that prevent customers from bringing their Selex electric scooter to the Selex service center, customers only need to contact our hotline and our staff will provide enthusiastic advice and support anytime, anywhere.

Contact information:
• 24/7 rescue team: 097 720 99 80

You can download the Selex Motors app here. Then follow these steps:
Step 1: Log in to your account with your username and password
Step 2: In the navigation bar, select Selex Station
Step 3: View the map. At your current location, the map will show the nearby stations. Alternatively, you can view the station system in other districts.

Yes, you can contact Selex to change your service package for battery swapping while renting the battery.

1. Just replace the battery at Selex’s replacement station, and it only takes you 2 minutes to fully charge your electric scooter.
2. If you charge at home, it will take 5-8 hours.

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