Want China Times
Since Taiwanese startup Gogoro unveiled its Smartscooter at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las
Vegas in January, the electric vehicle has been discussed by many local consumers and media outlets.
Before Gogoro releases the electric scooter’s price tag and monthly fees for swapping batteries Wednesday, here are 10 things you need to know about how the Smartscooter stands out from its competitors.
1. Quicker: The Smartscooter’s digital throttle in sport mode takes riders from zero to 50 kilometers per hour in 4.2 seconds, compared with an average 5.3 seconds for gas-powered 125c.c. motorcycles.
2. Faster: The Smartscooter has a max speed of 95 km/h, much faster than the maximum 50 km/h for China Motor’s (CMC) e-moving series, which was the best-selling electric motor range in Taiwan last year.
3. Ultra lightweight: Gogoro’s Aeroframe monocoque chassis is stamped out of racing grade aluminum that is 30% lighter and two times stronger than any scooter before. [FULL STORY]