Gogoro scales battery swapping to new markets via B2B partners

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  • Gordon said shipping out scooters from Taiwan is a good way to prove the business model before pursuing a consumer push.“For Gogoro, making an impact is the most important goal, and launching our pilot with B2B deliveries makes sense for that,” Luke told TechCrunch.
  • More than a quarter of all last-mile deliveries in Taiwan now use Gogoro battery swapping.”The partnership with Foodpanda in Singapore comes after the city-state’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) awarded Gogoro a sandbox pilot to deploy and validate battery swapping.
  • “Last-mile delivery riders travel six times as far as consumers, so these riders see the advantages that battery swapping can have on their business.
  • The company also partnered with automotive group Jardine Cycle & Carriage (JC&C) to distribute Gogoro’s e-scooters in Singapore and operate and install battery-swapping infrastructure there, it said at the time.The Foodpanda pilot goes live today, and involves JC&C buying Gogoro 2 Series Smartscooters and leasing them to Foodpanda riders.
  • This would allow Gogoro’s core technology, the battery-swapping infrastructure, to expand quicker outside of Taiwan by sidestepping the need to ship Gogoro-made e-scooters.In Taiwan, Gogoro already has partnerships with OEMs like Yamaha, Suzuki, Aeon and PGO to build e-scooters with its batteries.
  • “Our goal is to accelerate the transition to sustainable vehicles, so the fastest way we’ll get there is the path we’ll take.”Aside from Singapore and its home base in Taiwan, Gogoro currently has B2B pilots either ongoing or launching in Indonesia, India, South Korea and the Philippines.
Taiwanese electric vehicle batteryswapping provider Gogoro is planning to enter Singapore via a pilot with online grocery and food delivery platform, Foodpanda.The pilot is smallscale for now onl [+3925 chars]