Gogoro, a Taiwanese electric scooter manufacturer, has marked its official entry into India, the world’s largest two-wheeler market, by launching a battery-swapping network and three smart scooters. Gogoro CEO Horace Luke sees India as a pivotal manufacturing hub, with plans to begin exporting these smart scooters from India to Nepal, in collaboration with Nebula Energy.
What Happened? Gogoro’s strategic entry in India involves launching battery-swapping networks initially targeting business-to-business customers in Delhi and Goa, expanding to Mumbai and Pune in 2024, and eventually opening up to consumers.
Accompanying this network, Gogoro introduced the India-manufactured CrossOver GX250, which is tailored to Indian roads and commuter needs, with a planned rollout of the CrossOver 50 and CrossOver S in 2024.
The CrossOver GX250, produced at a Foxconn facility in Maharashtra, boasts a 2.5 kW Direct Drive system for speeds over 60 kph and versatile cargo areas, catering to the specific demands of Indian riders.
What next? Gogoro’s expansion plans in India don’t stop there. Later this month, they’ll launch the GoShare mobility-as-a-service platform in Goa, partnering with FutureEV to offer battery swapping and smart scooters. This move aligns with India’s goal to have 30% of its fleet electric by 2030, following a notable surge in EV sales.
Gogoro’s commitment to India began in 2021 with a partnership with Hero MotoCorp and continued with significant investments, including a $1.5 billion commitment in Maharashtra and backing EV startup Zypp Electric.
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