Hero MotoCorp With Taiwan’s Gogoro to Launch Electric Scooters & Battery-Swapping Stations in India
Hero MotoCorp has came together with Taiwan’s Gogoro to bring its battery-swapping platform to India and Hero-branded electric scooters. This partnership is aim at expanding the country’s goal to boost the market of electric vehicles (EVs).
Hero will work with Gogoro to establish its battery-swapping stations in the country that will enable the ecosystem for Hero electric scooters in the future.
Manufacturers need to offer a charging infrastructure where customers can visit and charge their vehicles.
This model is something which has resisted many automobile companies to kick off their electric vehicle Manufacturers plans in India and especially in case of bringing electric two wheelers.
Gogoro is Taipei-base company that was founded in 2011 by former HTC executives.
Gogoro uses swappable batteries on its vehicles that can easily be change.
Also Gogoro have more than 2,000 battery-swapping stations that it calls GoStations in markets it already exists where it claims to manage 265,000 daily swaps.
The company is also to have handled more than 174 million total battery swaps to date for a base of over 375,000 riders.
Gorogo launch its first electric scooter Gogoro Smartscooter In 2015.
They partnered with manufacturers including Yamaha, PGO, and A-Motor to build electric scooters for their brands.
Gorogo entered markets including South Korea and Europe other than Taiwan and also launch its electric bike brand Eeyo in the US.
Gogoro uses a cloud service through which it connects its batteries and battery-swapping stations.
This cloud service is call the Gogoro Network which monitors swappable batteries and uses artificial intelligence as well as machine learning to provide suggestions such as when a owner needs to service their vehicle.
Users just need to install an app on their phones to locate nearby battery-swapping stations and view service requirements.
All this is what has Hero MotoCorp to go for the deal.
Pawan Munjal, Chairman and CEO, Hero MotoCorp, Said :
“Hero and Gogoro’s vision and commitment are perfectly aligned towards the common goal of accelerating the shift to smart, sustainable electric mobility in India, and around the world,”
Horace Luke, founder, and CEO, Gogoro Said :
“We are at a critical stage in the transformation of urban mobility and the evolution of smart cities. With more than 225 million gas-powered two wheel vehicles in India, the need for smart and sustainable electric transportation and refueling is vital,”
“The Hero-Gogoro partnership addresses these challenges and will leverage Hero’s market strength and Gogoro’s industry leading innovations to deliver smart vehicles and refueling with Gogoro Network battery swapping.”
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