Gogoro introduces battery swapping & smartscooter in India

DELHI, INDIA, DECEMBER 12, 2023 – Gogoro Inc. announced the immediate availability of its battery swapping ecosystem and smart-scooters in India. The company also unveiled its first India-made smart-scooter, the CrossOver GX250.

Initially available to B2B customers in Delhi and Goa, the company plans to roll out in Mumbai and Pune in the first half of 2024. Consumer availability is expected in the second quarter of 2024.

“We are at the cusp of a dramatic change in the global urban transportation landscape. With its more than 250 million mopeds and motorcycles, India is well positioned to lead the shift to sustainable consumer and B2B transportation,” said Horace Luke, founder and CEO of Gogoro. “The Gogoro CrossOver series embodies everything our brand has come to stand for. The new made-in-India CrossOver GX250 is optimized for riders in India with more seating space, greater storage, and better ground clearance.”

Gogoro CrossOver Series

The CrossOver series is built on a redesigned all-terrain frame that enables increased rigidity and comfort. It also offers a variety of storage, riding, and customization capabilities. The CrossOver will be available in India in three models, the CrossOver GX250, CrossOver 50 and CrossOver S. The CrossOver GX250 is immediately available today with the CrossOver 50 and CrossOver S shipping later in 2024.

CrossOver GX250

Manufactured in Maharashtra India, the CrossOver GX250 is Gogoro’s first India-made Smartscooter. The CrossOver GX250 captures the best of Gogoro’s new CrossOver Smartscooters. It integrates India-specific features that Gogoro pilot riders in India requested.

New All-Terrain Chassis

The CrossOver GX250 optimizes for various road conditions. It adopts a newly developed all-terrain frame that provides increased rigidity for improved strength and stability. The new frame also provides 176mm of ground clearance, the highest in Gogoro’s current vehicle lineup.

Performance and Easy Control

CrossOver GX250 utilizes a 2.5 kW Direct Drive that provides a top speed of 60+kph and a certified range of 111km. Optimize the CrossOver GX250 for various road conditions. Moreover, it adopts a newly developed all-terrain frame that provides increased rigidity for improved strength and stability.

Flexible Cargo Capacity

The CrossOver GX250 adapts to various riding scenarios, offering passenger riding space and ample storage options. It features a new mounting point expansion system that includes 26 locking points. The CrossOver GX250 has the ability to leverage four cargo areas, including a platform design headlight, foot, seat, and rear cargo space. This also allows it to easily accommodate most storage needs. Moreover, Flip up or remove the rear seat to increase cargo storage as needed. 

In August, India’s International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) certified the CrossOver GX250 for India. In November, the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) recognized Gogoro as the first foreign two-wheel OEM. This also recognition entitled the CrossOver GX250 for its EV financing programs.

“Gogoro uniquely created a mass market shift to sustainable energy in densely populated cities. It achieves this by establishing an intelligent battery swapping ecosystem for vehicle refueling that is safe, scalable, and open. There has been significant demand in India for Gogoro battery swapping, Smartscooters, and technologies. Moreover, we are excited to be launching commercially with a variety of partners,” said Luke. “On average, last mile delivery riders ride more than six times the distance as consumer riders. Enabling these delivery riders to adopt smart sustainable electric transportation can have an accelerated impact on a city.”

Commercial Partnerships

As more and more businesses in India adopt the necessity of sustainable transportation, they need new mobility solutions for logistics, delivery fleets, and taxi services that not only offer the best alternative to gas-powered vehicles but also suit the specific market and industry needs in India. Gogoro offers swap & go battery swapping in seconds that is safe, reliable, and always available, while tethered electric charging still requires dedicated parking and charge time that reduces rider availability and income. Gogoro is working with a variety of partners in the region across three core business categories. 

Businesses and Fleet Operators – Gogoro continues to work with large and small partners to enable sustainable delivery companies, such as Zypp Electric and logistics fleets and taxi services using Gogoro battery swapping and Smartscooters, including those transitioning from traditional ICE vehicles.

Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) – Gogoro is working with partners, like FutureEV, to enable new sustainable business opportunities including the use of Gogoro’s GoShare platform that enables fractional and shared mobility-as-a-service deployments.

Turnkey Solution – Gogoro collaborates with business partners to roll out a comprehensive battery swapping ecosystem and introduce Smartscooters manufactured in India to new domestic and international markets, such as Nebula Energy in Nepal.

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