Gogoro wants customers of their new Smartscooter to head to “GoStations” to get a fresh set of batteries. But will riders buy into this unorthodox system?
Clean energy took center stage at CES 2015 with Gogoro’s electric Smartscooter. But in an interesting twist, you don’t recharge this scooter by plugging it into a socket. Instead, riders will head to what Gogoro calls a “GoStation” to get a fresh set of batteries.
The scooter lives up to its namesake by incorporating a smart mode that can do things like dim the lights to save energy. And it syncs up to an app that can set up your energy efficiency or change the color of the lights on the dashboard.
“Gogoro is more than a startup. This is the start of an industry," Horace Luke, Gogoro’s co-founder and CEO, said in a press release. “Our products and business model will impact a variety of consumer areas to create a metropolitan ecosystem with better connectivity, easier access to energy, and a more enjoyable urban living experience.”
It should be interesting to see how the Smartscooter’s ecosystem pans out after it rolls out on the market this year.
Learn more about Gogoro Smartscooter at their website and by watching the video below.