Two battery swap-and-charge stations for electric motorcycles were launched by Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) to encourage cleaner-energy vehicles.
Trial sandboxes run by Taiwan-based Gogoro and Singapore-based MO Batteries will enable depleted electric motorcycle batteries to be swapped for fully charged ones within seconds. The sandboxes will be primarily used for deliveries.
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Electric motorcycle battery swap and charge stations
The regulatory sandbox with Gogoro will involve 20 electric motorcycles and 100 swappable batteries at two Gogoro GoStations, and MO Batteries will have six electric motorcycles with 30 swappable batteries, 14 chargers and two battery storage and swap stations, said an LTA spokesperson.
This battery swapping pilot will include GOGORO smartscooters, GOGORO GoStation Battery Swap Stations, and GOGORO Smart Batteries. Cycle & Carriage will manage GOGORO’s battery swapping network and vehicle fleets in Singapore. As part of Singapore’s Green Plan 2030, Cycle& Carriage will also explore ways to work with various food delivery and logistics fleets in the country.
The trials will begin in the coming weeks and run for 12 months.
Founded in 2011 to rethink urban energy and inspire the world to move through cities in smarter and more sustainable ways, Gogoro leverages the power of innovation to change the way urban energy is distributed and consumed. Gogoro’s battery swapping and vehicle platforms offer a smart, proven, and sustainable long-term ecosystem for delivering a new approach to urban mobility. Gogoro has quickly become an innovation leader in vehicle design and electric propulsion, smart battery design, battery swapping, and advanced cloud services that utilize artificial intelligence to manage battery availability and safety. The challenge is massive, but the opportunity to disrupt the status quo, establish new standards, and achieve new levels of sustainable transportation growth in densely populated cities is even greater. For more information, visit www.gogoro.com/news and follow Gogoro on Twitter: @wearegogoro.
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