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Gogoro plans to bring its ‘Swap and Go’ e-scooter platform to PH

This is expected to launch in Q1 2023

Swapping batteries would be much quicker than charging them. PHOTO FROM GOGORO

Range anxiety is a common concern over electric vehicles, and this also applies to two-wheelers. But what if users could simply change batteries instead of charging them?

Gogoro is a Taiwanese company specializing in smart e-scooters with swappable batteries, and it plans on bringing its technology to the Philippines.

An e-scooter can also be a good alternative to a private car. PHOTOS FROM GOGORO

The Gogoro Network features GoStations where riders could exchange depleted batteries for charged ones in a matter of seconds.

This ecosystem was designed with last-mile deliveries in mind. With the number of riders plying the streets of Metro Manila, this looks like a good solution to promote clean and sustainable mobility.

Gogoro expects to conduct pilot testing in Metro Manila in Q1 2023 in partnership with Globe, Ayala Corporation, and 917Ventures.

Leandro Mangubat

Leandro is our staff writer. Although having a background in mechanical engineering, he enjoys photography and writing more.