Gogoro unveils the made-in-India CrossOver e-scooter
Taiwanese electric mobility solutions company Gogoro has entered the Indian market and introduced its ecosystem of battery swapping and electric scooters in the country. The company unveiled India’s first ‘smart scooter’ in the form of the Gogoro CrossOver series and opened its first battery swapping stations in Delhi and Goa for B2B customers. The manufacturer’s electric scooters will initially be available to B2B customers.
The Gogoro CrossOver electric scooter range is manufactured in India and will be rolled out out of the company’s facility in Maharashtra. The CrossOver series is built on an all-terrain tire and will be available in three models – CrossOver GX250, CrossOver 50 and CrossOver S. The CrossOver GX250 is available to customers immediately, while the 50 and S versions will be available later in 2024. The company promises the CrossOver range with a variety of storage capabilities Riding and customization.
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Speaking about its entry into the highly competitive Indian electric mobility space, Horace Lok, Founder and CEO, Gogoro said, “We are on the cusp of a radical change in the global urban transportation landscape, and with over 250 million motorcycles and scooters, India is poised to… Good for driving the shift to sustainable consumer and B2B transportation.The Gogoro CrossOver Series embodies everything our brand stands for, and the new made-in-India CrossOver GX250 model has been optimized for Indian commuters with more seating space, more storage space and better ground clearance.
While Gogoro’s first battery swapping stations will be available in Delhi and Goa for B2B customers, it has announced expansion plans to roll out the service in Mumbai and Pune in the first half of 2024 with consumer availability in Q2 2024.
The Gogoro CrossOver GX250 is the brand’s first made-in-India e-scooter and has been specially adapted to suit the needs of the Indian customer. The company had previously run a pilot program in India and decided to incorporate the features based on the demand of the brand’s test riders.
The Gogoro CrossOver GX250 electric scooter offers 176mm of ground clearance, the highest ever in any model from the company. Power comes from a 2.5 kW (3.3 hp) direct drive motor with a top speed of over 60 km/h. The company claims that the car has a range of up to 111 kilometers on a single charge. Gogoro says the new frame increases the durability of the suspension system, which can handle greater loads. It will come with 26 locking points with four luggage areas including a platform-style headlight, footwell, seat and rear cargo space. The back seat can be flipped or removed to store more cargo.
Luke also added, “Gogoro is uniquely created to bring a comprehensive market shift to sustainable energy in densely populated cities by creating a smart battery switching ecosystem for safe, scalable and open fueling of vehicles. There has been huge demand in India for battery switching Gogoro, smart scooters and technologies, and we are excited to launch them commercially with a variety of partners. On average, last-mile delivery riders travel more than six times the distance as consumer riders, so enabling these delivery riders to adopt smart sustainable electric transportation can To have an accelerating impact on the city.
Goguru says the CrossOver GX250 will be a better alternative to gas-powered vehicles and will be well-suited to the specific market and industry needs in India. The company has already partnered with last-mile delivery companies like Zypp, as well as logistics fleets and taxi services to adopt battery swapping and electric scooters. It is also working on creating a joint mobility-as-a-service program.
First publication date: 12 December 2023 at 10:04 PM IST
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