Concept

Electric scooters (as in the sat down variety) that offers customers the opportunity to swap out drained batteries in less than 10 seconds at home and out shopping.

How they’re disrupting

Alongside the development of their electric ‘Smartscooter’ is the new Gogoro GoChargerTM, a charging station that allows customers to swap out drained batteries. It is the ease of this recharging that is helping Gogoro to move consumers from petrol to electric vehicles. The batteries are lightweight and portable, and the number of charging stations are plenty. Plus Gogoro’s mobile app lets riders see where fully charged batteries, giving them a riding distance of 60 miles.

Disruption potential

Asia-Pacific market is expected to grow at a significant rate over the next five years due to development of mega cities. And with a shift towards eco-friendly transportation and greater population movement across countries such as India, China, and Japan, Gogoro is predicting 55 million in sales over the next 5 years.

Investments and future

With $180 million funding to date, the Gogoro’s ‘Smartscooter’ is quickly gaining market share. As of late November, Gogoro’s flagship vehicle accounted for 95% of Taipei’s electric vehicles and 5% of scooters overall.