Gogoro has announced the launch of its Gogoro Smartscooter EV and Gogoro Energy Network in Europe in 2016.
The Gogoro Smartscooter is the high-performance, zero emissions two-wheeler electric vehicle with swappable batteries. This scooter will be integrated with Gogoro Energy Network where you can replace your batteries.
Gogoro Energy Network Battery-Swapping Infrastructure
The Gogoro Energy Network is a modular battery-swapping infrastructure for electric vehicles like the Smartscooter that can be deployed across a city to provide portable power. This network is anchored by GoStations, ATM-sized vending machines where depleted batteries can be swapped for fully charged batteries in six seconds. GoStations will be deployed within one square mile of each other and in places people already associate with vehicles, like gas stations, parking lots, malls, and convenience stores, to ensure riders have easy access.
The Smartscooter comes with G1 Motor Liquid cooled permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor which produce maximum power of 8.58 hp @ 3250 RPM and maximum torque of 25 Nm @ 2250 RPM. The electric motor is powerful enough to take the scooter from 0 to 50 kmph in just 4.2 sec. The scooter can reach maximum speed of 95 kmph.
The Smartscooter maximum Riding range per battery Swap is around 100 km if you drive at the speed of 40 kmph.
Gogoro’s Smartscooter gathers, analyzes, and shares riding behaviors ten times a second to help riders determine what’s best for their Smartscooter’s energy consumption while getting the same performance. This riding data is updated to the cloud, every 10 minutes, from the Gogoro mobile app on the riders smartphone or when a battery is exchanged at a GoStation™ via NFC. Gogoro gives unique control to each rider to select the specific ride feel and throttle acceleration, the dashboard screen color spectrum and the lock-and-unlock audio and lighting themes.
|Throttle Control||Ride-by-wire Electric Throttle with Saferide Redundancy|
|Drive Mode||Normal Mode / Super Boost Mode|
|Battery Connector||Orientation-Agnostic Connector|
|Motor||G1 Motor – Liquid Cooled Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor|
|Cooling System||Liquid Cooled System with Monocoque Chassis Integrated Air Channel|
|Gear Box||Integrated Single Speed Planetary Gears|
|Max Power Output||6,400 W @ 3,250 rpm|
|Max. Power||8.58 hp @ 3,250 rpm|
|Max. Torque||25 Nm @ 0-2,250 rpm|
|Acceleration (0~50 km/h)||4.2 sec|
|Max. Speed||95 kmph|
|Max. Riding Range Per Battery Swap (@ 40 km/h)||About 10 km|
|Sensors||Multiple Gravity and Shock Sensors
Ambient Light Sensor
Multiple Thermo Sensors
|Wireless Connectivity||Bluetooth 4.0, NFC|
|Dimension||1,730 mm x 690 mm x 1,215 mm|
|Gross Weight with 2 batteries||112 kg|
|Chassis||Aeroframe Aluminum Monocoque Chassis|
|Front Suspension||Aluminum Inverted Single Shock Single Arm|
|Rear Suspension||Aluminum Multi-Link|
|Brake System||Hydraulic Disc Brake|
|Headlight||SmartBrite Programmable Vehicle LED Headlight|
After the initial Smartscooter purchase, riders will subscribe to a monthly plan that includes unlimited battery swaps and roadside assistance. This subscription model is similar to mobile phone or video streaming services. Vehicle price and subscription plan rates will vary