E-Scooter Battery Exchange Project Starts in Amsterdam
TAIPEI, Taiwan – It’s initiated by Taiwanese e-scooter maker Gogoro with the strong support by battery maker Panasonic and starts in Amsterdam. It’s the first battery exchange project in Europe.
Gogoro offers a unique mobility package for its electric scooters. They come with a battery exchange system and boutiques for pre-charged batteries.
Operational in Taipei
In the company’s home country Taiwan such a e-scooter system is already operational. In particular in the Capital Taipei some ninety battery exchange stations currently exist. Interesting is the fact that Panasonic is heavily supporting the Gogoro initiative indicating that the electronics giant obviously sees a future in battery exchange projects.
1st European city
After Taipei Amsterdam is to follow this year as the first European city that has a battery exchange system targeting Gogoro e-scooters. Gogoro calls the Dutch capital a predictive town in the area of innovation.
Battery exchange ‘subscriptions’
The Amsterdam battery exchange system operates with ‘subscriptions’ costing about 30 euro per month. The subscription has to be closed when purchasing a Gogoro e-scooter.
The city of Amsterdam welcomes electric mobility, but would rather just see less scooters in the city. Gogoro announced that it starts in Amsterdam with light motor scooters for which a motorcycle license is required and which are not allowed on the bike paths.