Electric scooter battery swap platform gears up as Foxconn backs Gogoro
Foxconn, the world’s largest electronics maker, and Taiwanese electric scooter and battery swap developer Gogoro, have announced a partnership designed to accelerate Gogoro’s global expansion of its battery swap and swap system. his Smartscooters.
Founded in 2011, Gogoro has designed both a battery swap platform and its own Smartscooter, which work together as part of the company’s broader philosophy of rethinking urban energy and mobility.
A leader in the overlapping fields of compact electric propulsion, smart battery design, battery swapping and advanced cloud services, Gogoro has garnered considerable attention.
With a range of Smartscooters available, including the stylish Gogoro Viva and Viva Mix, Gogoro’s current market is focused on Taiwan. The company currently has nearly 400,000 Smartscooter drivers and 2,100 battery swap stations, supporting 270,000 daily battery swaps with nearly 200 million total battery swaps to date.
But steps are being taken to expand the reach of the company’s products, after Gogoro revealed on Wednesday that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Foxconn.
The Taiwanese electronics manufacturing giant has supplied some of the tech industry’s biggest and most popular products, including Apple’s iPhone, Amazon Kindle, as well as game consoles for Nintendo, PlayStation. and Xbox.
In Gogoro’s case, the MoU forms a strategic technology and manufacturing partnership designed to accelerate the company’s global expansion by harnessing Foxconn’s massive manufacturing capabilities to introduce new levels of production and manufacturing. ladder for battery swap technologies and Smartscooters.
The two companies will immediately begin collaborating on several projects, including smart batteries, automotive engineering and manufacturing, he said.
“As the world embraces smart electric transportation in new ways, a key challenge is how to present these new innovative options to people in all corners of the world” said young Liu, president of Foxconn. “The Foxconn-Gogoro partnership was established to meet this demand.
“This partnership combines Gogoro’s global leadership in urban battery swap and smart vehicle technologies with Foxconn’s vast global manufacturing capabilities to enable mass distribution of the ecosystem and smart battery swap vehicles of Gogoro.
“As the Gogoro ecosystem continues to establish itself as the industry leader in battery exchange and urban refueling, our ability to rapidly scale our manufacturing to meet global demands is vital” says Horace Luke, Founder and CEO, Gogoro Inc.
“Foxconn’s global leadership in manufacturing, a focus on innovative new technologies and its commitment to sustainable electric transportation have made it the ideal solution for Gogoro. Together, our companies will be at the forefront of deploying smart mobility solutions in cities around the world. “
So hopefully we will see more of Gogoro’s Smartscooters and smart battery swap technologies outside of Taiwan soon.