• October 1, 2023

Globe Group’s 917Ventures, Ayala Corporation, and Gogoro Inc. introduced a new era in sustainable transportation on April 24 with the launch of Gogoro Smartscooters and battery-swapping in the Philippines. This transport ecosystem brings together smart, convenient, and accessible electric two-wheelers to customers.

The companies also announced that the commercial public release of Gogoro Smartscooters and battery-swapping stations in Metro Manila will be in the fourth quarter of this year.

Horace Luke, Founder and CEO of Gogoro, said the company is excited to bring the Gogoro ecosystem to the Philippines and is committed to replicating its success in Taiwan, where Gogoro has 540,000 riders and has deployed more than one million smart batteries at 12,000 battery-swapping stations. Gogoro riders have swapped more than 450 million total swaps, 400,000 per day, and Gogoro has saved more than 627,000 tons of CO2 since it launched.

At the event, the partners unveiled the first Gogoro battery-swapping station at The Globe Tower—the start of a network of Gogoro battery-swapping stations planned to be established initially in Metro Manila and eventually across the country. 

They also announced the Gogoro pilot in Globe, where 70 employees will be the first to try out the Gogoro Smartscooters and battery-swapping. They will test the system for two months starting in May and share insights on their experience to ensure an even better customer experience once the e-bikes become available to the public later this year. 

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