Gogoro launches electric scooter sharing in Berlin – teams up with Bosch’s Coup

August 3, 2016 by  
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Gogoro is on a mission to bring clean, green transportation to cities around the world – and since launching last year in Taiwan they’ve sold over 10,000 electric Smartscooters , rolled out 225 battery swapping stations, and saved 850,000 liters of gas. Today Gogoro is bringing its innovative, stylish scooters to Europe for the first time – by launching a brand new vehicle sharing service in Berlin. Developed in partnership with Bosch, Coup lets you rent one of 200 Gogoro Smartscooters in four Berlin neighborhoods for 3 euros for 30 minutes or 20 euros for the whole day. We chatted with Gogoro CEO Horace Luke to learn more – read on for the scoop! Berlin is a progressive, tech-savvy capital with a history of innovation, so it’s a good choice for Gogoro’s first global expansion. The Coup vehicle sharing network launches today with 200 Gogoro Smartscooters in the neighborhoods of Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg, Friedrichshain, and Kreuzberg. Gogoro and Coup worked together to develop a streamlined, easy to use system that allows anyone over the age of 21 with a drivers license to rent a scooter for a short trip or a full day. The scooter sharing network works via cellphone, so no keys are required – simply locate the nearest Smartscooter , use the app to unlock it, and you’re good to go – there’s even a helmet stored in the seat. The platform allows Coup to monitor its entire fleet from a central location and analyze individual vehicles for battery charge, maintenance needs, location, and performance. Unlike Gogoro’s system in Taiwan, users will not need to purchase and maintain their own vehicles – they simply rent scooters as needed and Coup takes care of the rest. The only design difference between the programs is that Gogoro’s European scooters are limited to 45 kph so that they qualify as L1 vehicles, which can be driven without a specialized motorcycle license. “Gogoro is collaborating with the new Coup sharing service because we share the same vision to realize advanced urban mobility in cities,” said Horace Luke, co-founder and CEO of Gogoro. The company is also working to bring its battery-swapping Smartscooters to Amsterdam this year. + Gogoro

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Gogoro unveils new home battery charger for electric scooters – sets sight on your city

January 5, 2016 by  
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Gogoro’s battery-swapping electric Smartscooters are enormously popular in Taiwan, set to launch in Amsterdam this year, and they could be coming soon to a city near you. To help spur their uptake, Gogoro just unveiled a new GoCharger at CES that lets you charge up Smartscooter batteries at your home. (Previously, users only had the option of finding a battery bank and switching out their batteries there.) This new initiative not only makes users more independent, but batteries placed in the GoCharger connect with the consumer’s smartphone. This makes it easy to track charge levels and rates, monitor battery health, and it’s also possible to receive charging notifications. Read the rest of Gogoro unveils new home battery charger for electric scooters – sets sight on your city

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How Gogoro will deliver electric scooters to the people who really want them

January 5, 2016 by  
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If you want your own hip and zippy Gogoro electric scooter , now is the time to voice your demand. They’re enormously popular in Taiwan and heading to Amsterdam, and have potential in pretty much any densely-populated urban center in the world. In fact, Gogoro has sold 4,000 of their battery-swapping scooters to date. But because different countries have varying regulations when it comes to scooters, according to CEO Horace Luke, the company has to surmount certain legal hoops before introducing the scooters to further markets. In the meantime, Luke and others devised a clever way to ensure they pursue only the most relevant markets. Which is where you come in. Learn more about the Gogoro OPEN (Owner Proposed Energy Network) Initiative, which allows consumers and businesses to nominate themselves and their communities to be a part of the next market expansion. Read the rest of How Gogoro will deliver electric scooters to the people who really want them

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Gogoro’s battery-swapping Smartscooters are coming to Europe next year

November 17, 2015 by  
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It’s been a whirlwind year for Gogoro – since launching in January the company has rolled out a battery-swapping network in Taipei, sold 3,000 electric Smartscooters , and it recently raised $130 million in additional funding. But Gogoro ‘s next move could be its biggest yet: the company just announced plans to bring its all-electric scooters and energy network to Europe next year, starting with Amsterdam. I chatted with Gogoro CEO Horace Luke about what 2016 holds for the company’s future – find out more after the break. Read the rest of Gogoro’s battery-swapping Smartscooters are coming to Europe next year

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Stylish $4,140 electric Smartscooter available for pre-order June 27th

June 19, 2015 by  
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The next generation electric scooter , by Gogoro , will soon be available to consumers for the low price of $4,140. Made in Taiwan, the Smartscooter will be available for preorder on June 27 th and comes with a host of other benefits, including two years of reusable batteries, free maintenance and roadside service to get moving. Read the rest of Stylish $4,140 electric Smartscooter available for pre-order June 27th Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , electric scooter , Gogoro , green design , green transportation , Smartscooter , sustainable design , sustainable transportation , Taiwan

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Our love of Nutella is wrecking the Earth

June 19, 2015 by  
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Nutella is the stuff dreams are made of. OK, well, it’s really just amazing on toast–and almost everything else , but according to Segolene Royal, the French Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, our love of Nutella (and about half of all packaged products sold in supermarkets ) is wrecking havoc on the environment. Read the rest of Our love of Nutella is wrecking the Earth Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , conservation , deforestation , ferrero , habitat loss , nutella , nutella and deforestation , nutella palm oil , orangutans , palm oil production , species extinction , tigers , Wildlife conservation , zero waste textile factory

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Could Gogoro’s new electric Smartscooter and battery swapping infrastructure revolutionize urban transport?

January 5, 2015 by  
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Sprawling mega-cities in Asia, such as Jakarta, Beijing, Taipei, are already full of scooters as the primary mode of personal transport, and the air quality is notoriously unhealthy for these urban dwellers, mainly because the majority of the vehicles have such bad emissions standards. Clean, affordable, easy-to-charge electric scooters would go a long way towards alleviating this massive problem of air-pollution in Asian mega-cities. Read the rest of Could Gogoro’s new electric Smartscooter and battery swapping infrastructure revolutionize urban transport? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: battery-swapping network , electric scooter , electric vehicle , electric vehicle infrastructure , EV battery swapping network , ev charging station , Gogoro , Gogoro battery , Gogoro Energy Network , GoStation , green transportation , Horace Luke , Matt Taylor , modular battery swapping station , modular battery-swapping infrastructure , Panasonic LIthium-Ion Battery , smart battery , smart city infrastructure , Smartscooter , sustainable transportation , zero emission vehicle

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Support the brilliant Warka Water design to pull drinking water out of thin air

January 5, 2015 by  
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