Gogoro Announces Its Hot Swappable Battery In China
Gorogo launched its hot-swappable battery in China on Monday, which will be compatible with two scooter brands so far. Gogoro is the largest scooter company in Taiwan, but is best known for its unique swappable battery tech that lets users avoid the usual wait for a charge. The system allows users to buy scooters without a battery, making the initial purchase cheaper.
It’s the company’s first large-scale expansion, after promising earlier this year to bring its scooters and tech outside of Taiwan.
In May, the company announced a partnership with China’s Yadea, the largest electric two-wheel manufacturer in the world, and DJC, another Chinese scooter giant. “Today’s launch in China, the world’s largest two-wheel market with more than 300 million riders, is a key milestone for all cities,” said Gogoro founder and CEO, Horace Luke.
Yesterday, both companies unveiled electric scooters designed to work with Gogoro’s hot-swappable batteries, branded “Huan Huan” in China. Yadea announced two vehicles that will be “part of a larger portfolio of Gogoro-powered vehicles, while DJC took the wraps off its own prototype, Gogoro-powered scooter.