Gogoro and Yamaha mull new electric scooter partnership

Gogoro and Yamaha consider new scooter partnership based on Gogoro’s design and manufacturing expertise

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/09/14
By: Scott Morgan, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Gogoro Inc. and Japan’s Yamaha Motor Co. announced that the pair will look into a partnership to manufacture Yamaha-branded electric scooters inspired by Gogoro designs, Yamaha said in a statement on Sept. 11.

Yamaha said that the potential partnership will lead to Yamaha-branded scooters being made and joint-developed by Gogoro, as well as sharing of Gogoro’s Taiwan battery swapping network.

Gogoro is a leader in electric scooters in both Taiwan and the world more broadly. The company has seen strong sales in recent years, and is currently in a push to expand its battery system throughout Taiwan.

Taiwan’s electric scooter market is heating up, off the back of a potential ban of petrol scooters entering into force perhaps as early as 2035. Competitors Kymcoand SYM have recently introduced new electric scooters, and are investing heavily in the emerging technology.    [FULL  STORY]

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