Newspaper article China Post

Gogoro Is Heading South with In-Home Chargers

Newspaper article China Post

Gogoro Is Heading South with In-Home Chargers

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Electric scooter-maker Gogoro is making its first foray into Southern Taiwan, with the firm announcing Thursday it will rent GoChargers - small charging bases that can be used at home - to users in to users in Tainan and Kaohsiung before deploying more battery kiosks in the cities.

The Taoyuan-based startup, helmed by former HTC designer Horace Luke ([...]), makes a smartphone-connected electric scooters powered by batteries that users can swap out at kiosks.

More than 17,000 of the smartscooters have been sold in Taiwan since Gogoro was launched in 2015.

The firm said riders in Tainan and Kaohsiung could rent a GoCharger, which powers up the scooters by connecting wirelessly to the Gogoro cloud system GogoroApp, for NT$149 per month for an overnight charger or NT$249 per month for a quick-charge version that can finish charging two batteries within three hours. …

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