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April 25, 2023

Globe's 917Ventures And Ayala Corporation Launches EV Scooters And Battery-Swapping Service

Globe Group’s 917Ventures, Ayala Corporation, and Gogoro Inc. made history as they launched Gogoro Smartscooters and battery-swapping in the Philippines. The companies are introducing a new era in sustainable transportation that brings together smart, convenient, and accessible electric two-wheelers to customers.

Currently being pilot tested by 70 Globe employees for a period of two months, the commercial public release of Gogoro Smartscooters and battery-swapping stations in Metro Manila will start in the last quarter of 2023.

“We in the Globe Group are very proud to bring Gogoro Smartscooters and battery-swapping to the Philippines, a transport ecosystem that marries mobility innovation and sustainability. This year, Filipinos will have access to these electric two wheelers and Gogoro’s convenient and cost-efficient battery-swapping technology, another first in the Philippines,” said Globe Group President and CEO Ernest Cu at the launch.

Gogoro’s launch is the Globe Group’s debut in the climate tech space, as it continues to deliver innovations that address Filipinos’ daily pain points. As a better transportation alternative, Gogoro aims to address commuter woes on expensive gas prices while helping curb carbon emissions, in line with the partners’ shared commitment to sustainability, and the Philippine government’s sustainable development agenda.

It also marks the Philippine entry of Gogoro, a brand that has transformed two-wheel mobility in Taiwan and fostered a new smart mobility industry with a network of eco-friendly businesses and end-users. In addition to Taiwan and the Philippines, Gogoro is also operating in China, India, Japan, Indonesia, Korea, and Israel.

Horace Luke, Founder and CEO of Gogoro, said the company is excited to bring the Gogoro ecosystem to the Philippines and is committed to replicating its success in Taiwan, where Gogoro has 540,000 riders and has deployed more than one million smart batteries at 12,000 battery-swapping stations. Gogoro riders have swapped more than 450 million total swaps, 400,000 per day, and Gogoro has saved more than 627,000 tons of CO2 since it launched.

“Our partnership with the Globe Group and Ayala Corporation in the Philippines is a major milestone in our mission to transform urban transportation and provide an accessible path for riders to adopt sustainable urban mobility and play a key role in battling climate change and making the world better for all. We look forward to working together to deliver a sustainable transport system that will improve air quality, reduce carbon emissions, and provide a superior riding experience for consumers in the Philippines,” Luke said.

The partners unveiled the first Gogoro battery-swapping station at The Globe Tower—the start of a network of Gogoro battery-swapping stations planned to be established initially in Metro Manila and eventually across the country.

1 comment:

  1. I hope BEVs will also have somethingike this... like the ones offered by Nio.


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