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November 3, 2023

Gogoro PH Complete Pilot Test Of E-Scooters, Battery-Swapping System

Gogoro has successfully completed the two-month pilot test of their Smartscooter and battery-swapping system in the Philippines. In collaboration with over 60 Globe employees, the pilot showcased Gogoro’s edge as a sustainable transport alternative.

The pilot test resulted in an impressive 3,316 kilograms of carbon dioxide saved, 2,603 batteries swapped, and a total distance of 42,399 kilometers ridden.

“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,” shared Bernie Llamzon, President of Gogoro Philippines.

Erwin Nito, one of the Globe pilot testers remarked, “Riding Gogoro has definitely saved me from expenses and time spent commuting.”

The sentiment on the efficiency of Gogoro’s system was echoed by John Bernard Peralta, who said, “Battery swapping has improved my daily ride. I don’t need to wait too long to refuel.”

Meanwhile, Alain Guinto spoke about the wonder that is Gogoro’s battery-swapping system: “Gogoro’s battery swapping is so fast that you can get a recharged battery in less than a minute.”

Jason Gordon, Gogoro VP of Communications, explained the company’s worldwide vision.

“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.”

Ming-I Peng, Gogoro Chief Product Officer, detailed the foundational pillars 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.”

Gogoro’s entrance into the Philippines was catalyzed through a strategic joint venture between Globe’s 917Ventures Inc., Ayala Corporation, and Gogoro. The shared vision is to revolutionize Philippine transportation with sustainable, trailblazing solutions.

Gogoro will open its first experience center at Greenbelt 4 in Makati City on November 7.


  1. So, when buyers buy a Gogoro in the future, is the battery pack included in the purchase?

    1. You don't own the battery per se. To gain access to the battery swapping network. There's going to be a monthly service fee involved in this for sure.

    2. So buy product X but people cant use it unless they suscribe to service Y?

    3. I believe so. But I believe people could buy and keep a battery somewhere else for themselves too if they want.

  2. It all comes down to affordability. How can the ev be financed? Is there a monthly subscription? What regulations will the LTO think of if it becomes a trend?

  3. Very interesting concept, will this be brought over to four-wheeled EVs?


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