The Gogoro 2 is an electric scooter supported by a battery swapping infrastructure that allows battery swapping at any charge station in under 6 seconds. It is used by commuters in urban areas, currently only for sale in Taiwan. The product is designed by Gogoro Inc.
Market Suggested Retail Price
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
The scooters are mass-produced by the organisation in Taiwan.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
The product is obtained by making an order with the manufacturer through their website. It is only currently available for sale in Taiwan.
Distributions to Date Status
As of 2020, there are ~270,000 Gogoro users
Specifications: The Gogoro 2 scooter is capable of going from zero to 50 kph in 3.8 seconds. Its maximum speed is 92 kph. The 7.6 kW G1 permanent magnet synchronous motor is capable of driving 10.2 horsepower at 3000 rpm and the vehicle can travel up to 110 km. The scooter trunk has a volume of 24.5 L.
Provided by a trained general technician with knowledge of electric power-trains. Interview with Manufacturer
Available from the manufacturer in Taiwan.Interview with Manufacturer
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
The manufacturer aims to produce a zero emissions vehicle and charging infrastructure for urban mobility thereby cutting carbon dioxide emissions.
Vetted Performance Status
The company website features a live counter for the number of tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions avoided by use of the Gogoro scooter.
Safety guidelines for using the scooter are provided on the manufacturer's website.
Complementary Technical Systems
The electric scooters are powered by an electric charge station network where users can go and swap depleted batteries for fully-charged batteries.
Academic Research and References
Huang, FH., 2018, “Measuring User Experience of Using Battery Swapping Station,” Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Vol. 607.
Huang, FH., 2019, “Understanding user acceptance of battery swapping service of sustainable transport: An empirical study of a battery swap station for electric scooters, Taiwan,” International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 14, pp. 1-14.
Hsieh, PY, et. al, 2018, “Influences and uncertainty of battery-swapping electric scooters on energy system in Taiwan,” Energy Procedia, 153, pp. 95-100.
Compliance with regulations
The vehicle complies with regulations in Taiwan where they are currently operating.
Watch Gogoro's video introducing the Series 2 scooter.