Globe’s 917Ventures and Ayala Corporation are set to bring Gogoro’s Smartscooters and battery-swapping technology to the Philippines.
Piloting in Metro Manila in Q1 2023, Gogoro’s Smartscooters will serve as an eco-friendly alternative to fossil fuel-powered vehicles currently used by the logistics and last-mile delivery industry. Gogoro Smartscooters are powered by the company’s battery swapping platform through conveniently located swap stations. Users can quickly swap depleted batteries for fully charged ones in seconds.
Vince Yamat, 917Ventures Managing Director, said the partnership seeks to reduce the use of fossil fuel by the country’s logistics industry.
“We are committed to help address the climate crisis by introducing Gogoro to logistics businesses, helping them in their sustainability efforts,” Yamat said.
“In addition, because of the Swap & Go technology that enables riders to be fully charged in just seconds, we hope Gogoro will also help address hesitations surrounding charging electric vehicles and even finding parking slots. Hopefully, this technology will encourage more Filipinos to switch to EV,” he added.