Press release and picture: Gogoro
Gogoro has announced today that is has formed a strategic partnership in the Philippines with Globe’s 917 ventures and Ayala Corporation. Both companies are primarily focused on introducing an eco-friendly alternative to traditional fossil fuel-powered vehicles for the last mile delivery industry.
“Gogoro is honored to have the support of the Philippine’s Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to kick start this new smart mobility movement in Manila that utilises Gogoro’s intelligent battery swapping, a new generation of EV refueling,” said Horace Luke, founder, and CEO of Gogoro. “Through our collaboration with Globe, 917Ventures and Ayala Corporation, we plan to unlock incredible environmental and sustainability benefits and introduce new smart mobility efficiencies for businesses by improving how they manage their fleets and deliveries.”
The companies have planned to launch a two-wheel battery swapping pilot in Manila using Gogoro’s industry leading battery swapping and Smartscooters. The company has said that the Smartscooters will serve as an “eco-friendly alternative to fossil fuel-powered vehicles” that are currently used. This is expected to launch in Q1 2023.
“We are committed to helping solve the climate crisis by introducing Gogoro to logistics businesses, helping them in their sustainability efforts. In addition, the Swap & Go technology will enable riders to be fully charged in just seconds and therefore eliminate the need for parking spots. Hopefully, this technology will encourage more Filipinos to switch to EV,” said Vince Yamat, Managing Director of 917Ventures.