By: Lillian Lin
Taipei, July 25 (CNA) The first shipment of some 400 pre-ordered Gogoro smartscooters was delivered Saturday and the customer who got the serial number 0001 said he would share with friends the experience of riding the locally developed electric motorbike.
After allowing interested people to try the scooter in April, the Taiwanese company began taking pre-orders between June 27 and July 24, and officially launched the electric scooter July 25.
Priced at between NT$128,000 (around US$4,266) and NT$138,000, the Gogoro smartscooter is more expensive than most other electric motorbikes on the market. In addition, buyers are required to pay a monthly fee of NT$899 (US$28.9) for an unlimited battery-swap service.
A man who imports electric vehicles purchased the first Gogoro scooter, which has the serial number 0001. The buyer said he would tell his friends what it is like to ride the locally developed electric bike. [FULL STORY]