Mobile Chargers Are Bringing Electric Scooters to Your City Faster Than Expected
PSFK spoke with Gogoro's VP of Communications about the company's OPEN Initiative and its global expansion
Last year at CES, Gogoro explained to onlookers how battery swapping could eliminate the challenges of EV adoption. Since launching in Taipei in August, the electric scooter maker and energy company has sold over 4,000 EV scooters and built over 125 battery swapping charging stations in the region. Now Gogoro will be making its way to Amsterdam this summer, and hit the U.S. market in late 2016.
But at this year's convention, Gogoro unveiled two developments that will scale up adoption and even introduce sustainable transport into other smaller, progressive communities. The GoCharger can be used at home or in businesses, and the OPEN Initiative lets people nominate themselves or their communities to adopt the technology, even if GoStations aren't yet available.