Taiwanese company Gogoro has recently revealed what many called “the future of scooters”. The new Gogoro electric scooter was designed for commuters who want to have a state-of-the-art personal means of transportation, and also one which is environment friendly.
The Gogoro electric scooter does not need to be plugged into an electric source in order to be charged, like with most electric devices. Instead, this electric scooter functions on batteries.
The Gogoro electric scooter was first revealed a few weeks ago at a show in San Francisco by Horace Luke, the CEO of Gogoro. Luke is a well-respected designer who has worked for companies like HTC, Microsoft and Nike, among others.
The new electric scooter looks modern and comes with plenty of important features like LED headlights and taillights, all programmable. It has Bluetooth connection and the scooter can be connected to a smartphone app, the user being able to change settings on the scooter via his phone. The key is wireless, just like any modern vehicle.
The Gogoro electric scooter can reach 50 km/h in 4.2 seconds, making it a very fast personal transport vehicle. The top speed is 100 km/h, which can be compared to the popular Vespa scooter.
The Gogoro electric scooter does not need to be plugged in for charging it. Instead, when the power runs low, the user can visit specially stores which will be strategically placed around the city. Gogoro calls these spots GoStations, where the drivers can change the old battery with a new one, in just a few moments.
The batteries include 25 sensors, a NFC technology, and a 256-bit security. Gogoro designed the battery in collaboration with Panasonic and it’s a 18650-size automotive grade lithium ion cell.
The new Gogoro electric scooter is powered by the Gogoro G1 motor mounted on the Gogoro Aeroframe. The scooter features 30 onboard sensors, applications for Android and iOS, cloud connectivity.
The company raised more than $150 million to design and manufacture the smartscooter that will revolutionize the world of electric vehicles, the company said.
The new Gogoro electric scooter will be revealed at the 2015 CES in Las Vegas this week.
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