Gogoro Philippines is Getting Ready After Completing the Pilot Program for Smart Scooters and Battery Swapping
Gogoro Philippines has effectively completed a two-month pilot program testing its innovative battery-swapping system and Smartscooter®. The experiment, which involved over 60 Globe employees, demonstrated Gogoro's edge as a sustainable transportation option. Photo from https://www.globe.com.ph/about-us/newsroom/corporate/gogoro-philippines-completes-battery-swapping-smartscooter-pilot.html
An astounding 3,316 kg of carbon dioxide were saved during the pilot test, 2,603 batteries were swapped, and 42,399 kilometers were cycled.
"The Philippines is uniquely primed to embrace the exponential global electric vehicle growth, bolstered by the government's robust EV plan. At Gogoro, we're looking to redefine how Filipinos move, making cities smarter and cleaner. The results from our pilot program with Globe employees have been overwhelmingly positive, and we're excited to extend this experience to the broader public,” said Gogoro Philippines President Bernie Llamzon.
Gogoro Philippines held an exclusive sneak peek on October 25 at the brand-new Gogoro Experience Center (GEC) at Greenbelt 4, Makati City, ahead of its official launch on November 7. Selected attendees of the aforementioned event were promised an immersive exploration of the cutting-edge technology that powers the Gogoro ecosystem.
Gogoro's vice president of communications, Jason Gordon, outlined the company's international outlook.
"Urban transportation is going through a fundamental transformation and Gogoro is focused on making cities like Manilla smarter, cleaner, and safer by providing broad access to sustainable transportation. Our “Swap & Go” battery swapping has been a big hit in Taiwan and has been recognized globally for its innovation, ease of use and accessibility. Since 2015, we've reduced carbon emissions by over 736 million kgs globally, which is what 73.6 million trees would do in a year. We're excited to introduce these vehicles and battery swapping to the Philippines and enable a new smart and sustainable approach to urban transportation.”
The Gogoro Chief Product Officer, Ming-I Peng, outlined the fundamental elements of the Gogoro experience:
"Our smart battery system, crafted with precision for energy swapping, has seen an unprecedented 440 million swaps globally. It champions both user safety and unbridled convenience. Furthermore, our GoStation and Smartscooters® are crafted with an ethos of speed, safety, intelligence, and personalization. The Philippines’ market is on an upward trend, and we stand ready to elevate the experience."
A strategic joint venture between Globe's 917Ventures Inc., Ayala Corporation, and Gogoro facilitated Gogoro's entry into the Philippines. The common goal is to use innovative, sustainable solutions to completely transform transportation in the Philippines.
With its swappable battery infrastructure, Gogoro hopes to provide Filipino passengers with a transportation option that is not only economical and environmentally friendly but also technologically cutting-edge and positioned to significantly reduce carbon emissions.
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About Ayala Corporation
One of the biggest and most established conglomerates in the Philippines is Ayala Corporation. Ayala has been in tune with the nation's development requirements for 189 years, which has led to a significant presence in the real estate, banking, digital solutions, and power industries. In addition, it is expanding its footprint in the healthcare and logistics sectors and making investments in projects involving industrial technologies, water, education, and technology.
Leading full-service telecommunications provider Globe is publicly traded on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) with the stock ticker GLO. The company offers a wide range of goods and services, including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connectivity, internet, and managed services, to meet the telecommunications and technology demands of consumers and companies. It is particularly interested in financial technology, online marketing tools, startup venture capital, and virtual healthcare.
917Ventures, the largest corporate venture builder in the Philippines, comes up with, starts, accelerates, and scales innovative enterprises that improve the lives of Filipinos. By utilizing the huge asset base of the Globe Group and Ayala Corporation, 917Ventures provides immeasurable value to the Philippines and beyond. Some of the most prestigious tech businesses in the nation are among 917Ventures' portfolio companies, including telehealth service provider KonsultaMD and double unicorn GCash.
Gogoro, a company founded in 2011, uses the power of innovation to transform the way urban energy is delivered and used. The company's mission is to inspire people to travel around cities in a smarter, more sustainable manner. The battery switching and vehicle platforms from Gogoro, which were recognized and honored by Frost & Sullivan as the "2023 Global Company of the Year for battery swapping for electric two-wheel vehicles," provide a clever, tested, and long-term ecosystem for bringing a novel approach to urban mobility. In terms of smart battery design, battery switching, and innovative cloud services that make use of artificial intelligence to control battery availability and safety, Gogoro has quickly established itself as a market leader in innovation.
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