Gogoro

Gogoro is a Taiwanese-based venture-backed company that develops and sells electric scooters and battery swapping infrastructure.

Gogoro was founded in 2011 by Horace Luke and Matt Taylor. Gogoro is putting energy into things that matter. With a mission to deliver consumer innovations that will improve how the world’s most populated cities distribute and utilize energy, the company is enabling the transformation of megacities into smart cities

Leveraging the power of big data and the unrelenting demand for smarter technologies, Gogoro is helping to create a more intelligent and adaptive system for today’s most dynamic cities. They’re working toward a better future by putting power in the hands of everyone, so all of us can move forward, faster.

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Taiwan e-scooter maker Gogoro raises US$300M to grow its battery swapping network

Kevin McSpadden, writing for e27;

Gogoro, a Taiwanese electric scooter company with a global footprint, announced today it has raised a US$300 million Series C from notable investors like Temasek, Generation Investment Management, Sumitomo Corporation and ENGIE.

With a mission to tackle the globe’s current environmental problem, the company has built a network of battery swap stations to make riding an e-scooter more convenient. For example, in Taiwan, the company has 415 stations and estimates over 20,000 swaps per day.

That battery swap service could be something that electric car manufacturer could implement. So rather than wait for hours before a battery (installed in the car) to charge up, why not just swap a fully charge battery to the depleted one. Faster right?

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