Gogoro—Taiwan-based electric scooter manufacturer and retailer—has recently announced a new vehicle-sharing platform, known as GoShare. The project will come into operation from the next month, in which a fleet of 1,000 Gogoro smart scooters arrives on the roads of Taoyuan City, Taiwan.
CEO and Co-founder of the scooter manufacturing company, Horace Luke, told TechCrunch that Gogoro has been seeking collaborators in order to expand GoShare platform at the global level, particularly Australian, Asian, and European regions within the next year. He also stated that establishing the entire platform, comprising its exclusive swappable battery system, offers Gogoro a lead over other vehicle sharing platforms launched by several companies such as Lyft, Bird, Uber, Lime, and Coup. Through the swappable battery system, GoShare platform can be able to conduct constant tracking of its vehicle performance. In recent times, the company launched its new upgraded model, Gogoro 3, and announced collaborations with Aeon, Yamaha, and PGO, to manufacture scooters that will drive on its batteries.
Currently, almost 1,200 charging stands are accessible in Taiwan to charge around 200,000 scooters. Out of 1,200 charging kiosks, 200 are in Taoyuan City.
The eventual target of Gogoro’s uninterrupted system is to deliver a solely manufactured product for associates across the world.
On a similar note, Uber—global ride-hailing services provider—seems to collaborate with e-scooter ride-services providers like Lime and Jump, revealed by TechCrunch. A few days back, the company told that San Diego and Atlanta residents would be able to locate Lime scooters and Jump bikes on the Uber’s customized map. However, the company has not clearly justified that when and in which regions the feature would appear.
In order to expand transportation services globally, Uber acquired the electric scooters and bikes startup, Jump, last year. Moreover, the ridesharing giant is in rumors of acquiring its rival startup Lime too.