Startup Monday is ABCey’s weekly post that features some of the best and brightest companies in the Bay Area. They are often companies that we have our eye on, or have worked with in the past & would like to share with friends and followers of ABCey Events! Today’s Startup Monday highlights Gogoro, a smart electric scooter that is changing the face of urban transport.
What is Gogoro?
Gogoro has created smart scooters made for urban landscapes! The scooters are powered by an electric motor that has also been developed by Gogoro. It is also plugless as it runs on lithium batteries that users swap out instead of having to charge the scooter. Although Gogoro’s scooters are not available in the US due to working through regulations, Gogoro has scooters in the test cities of Taipei and Berlin.
The stylish scooter goes from zero to 30 in 4.2 seconds and tops out around 60 mph. Users range from elderly users to trendy millennials. The company has the capability to track the scooters, and also knows if they crash or are running low on power. Another cool feature is that the scooters relies on smartphones as keys. Smartphones are also used to locate the scooters as well.
Rechargeable Battery Packs
The scooters rely on two rechargeable 20-pound batteries, which the company has also developed. The batteries can power the scooter for up to 60 miles. The company aims to set up charging stations and has set up 140 in Taipei. Users can visit the charging stations around cities and swap out the batteries for new ones. They have also developed a smaller charging stations for just two batteries that can be set up in a home.
Gogoro has set up an open initiative to discover towns that have a surplus electric scooter fans.
Click here to sign up!
We can’t wait to scoot around San Francisco and our events with one of these environmentally friendly scooters!