Start-up wants to bring electric scooters on the road with replaceable batteries




Start-up Gogoro founded by two former executives HTC wants to bring electric scooters on the market where no fixed batteries, but removable battery packs are installed. In addition, a scooter driver will be able to tweak scooter reaching through an app.

The electric scooters Gogoro that it has itself ‘smart scooters’ are made of lightweight materials. The removable battery packs, which pick up his at special charging stations should be placed under the passenger seat. There may be two placed and they are good for an average range of about 60 miles, converted about 100 kilometers.

Gogoro states that are smart scooters within 4.2 seconds from 0 to 50km / h acceleration, with the top speed of 95km / h. Depending on the country where the scooters will be on sale, top speed can be limited, however.


The start-up states that the electric scooters through a mobile app are profound tweak. As the layout of the dashboard can be customized, as well as light themes, and the scooter can it be unlocked and locked. Communicates the app while driving with the electronics in the scooter to get this deal as economical as possible with the energy. According Gogoro contains the scooter a total of 55 sensors to collect all kinds of information. The app also gives a signal when the batteries are empty threaten to hit and shows nearby charging stations.

Gogoro sees his smart scooter mainly as a promising means of transport in urban environments. The company wants to make money through the exploitation of charging points and subscriptions required. It is still unclear whether and when the first smart scooters actually appear somewhere on the street.


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