• April 23, 2024

Gogoro Philippines has successfully completed the two-month pilot test of Gogoro’s innovative Smartscooter and battery-swapping system.

In collaboration with over 60 Globe employees, the pilot showcased Gogoro’s edge as a sustainable transport alternative. 

The results: 3,316kg of carbon dioxide saved, 2,603 batteries swapped, and a total distance of 42,399 kilometers ridden.

“The Philippines is uniquely primed to embrace the exponential global electric vehicle growth, bolstered by the government’s robust EV plan. At Gogoro, we’re looking to redefine how Filipinos move, making cities smarter and cleaner. The results from our pilot program with Globe employees have been overwhelmingly positive, and we’re excited to extend this experience to the broader public,” shared Bernie Llamzon, President of Gogoro Philippines.

Erwin Nito, one of the Globe pilot testers remarked, “Riding Gogoro has definitely saved me from expenses and time spent commuting.” 

The sentiment on the efficiency of Gogoro’s system was echoed by John Bernard Peralta, who said, “Battery swapping has improved my daily ride. I don’t need to wait too long to refuel.” 

Meanwhile, Alain Guinto spoke about the wonder that is Gogoro’s battery-swapping system: “Gogoro’s battery swapping is so fast that you can get a recharged battery in less than a minute.”

Ahead of its grand launch on November 7, Gogoro Philippines hosted an exclusive sneak peek at the first-of-its-kind Gogoro Experience Center (GEC) at Greenbelt 4 in Makati.

Jason Gordon, Gogoro VP of Communications, explained the company’s worldwide vision, which is to enhance urban transportation by offering accessible and eco-friendly options.

“Our ‘Swap & Go’ battery swapping has been a big hit in Taiwan and has been recognized globally for its innovation, ease of usem and accessibility,” he said.

“Since 2015, we’ve reduced carbon emissions by over 736 million kilograms globally, which is what 73.6 million trees would do in a year. We’re excited to introduce these vehicles and battery swapping to the Philippines and enable a new smart and sustainable approach to urban transportation,” he added.

Gogoro’s entrance into the Philippines was catalyzed through a strategic joint venture between Globe’s 917Ventures Inc., Ayala Corporation, and Gogoro.

Read more: Gogoro set to open first experience center in PH on November 7

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