The Gogoro Crossover Rugged Electric Scooter will be launched in India on December 12

The Gogoro Crossover Rugged Electric Scooter will be launched in India on December 12

Taiwan-based electric two-wheeler giant Gogoro has announced that it will launch a new offering in India on December 12, 2023. This will be the company’s electric scooter for the Indian market and the manufacturer will be introducing the Gogoro Crossover as its first offering. The Gogoro Crossover is a rugged electric scooter that was unveiled in October this year, and the model is better equipped to handle rough terrain.

by: HT Auto Office
Updated on: November 29, 2023 at 10:37 pm

The Gogoro CrossOver looks rugged with fork gaiters, 12-inch wheels wrapped in dual-purpose Maxxis tires, black elements, and plenty of storage space

The new Gogoro Crossover electric scooter is introduced as a “two-wheeled SUV” by the company with an emphasis on utility and versatility. The model gets 12-inch wheels wrapped in dual-purpose Maxxis tires. It gets telescopic front forks with fork gaiters and more black panels across the bodywork, and the wheelbase is 1,400 mm long, while the e-scooter is supported by a modified steel tubular frame, and the brakes come from 220 mm front discs and 180 mm rear discs.

Read also: Gogoro unveils a crossover electric scooter with off-road capabilities.

The Gogoro Crossover gets a ground clearance of 142mm, which may seem like a lot but is still less than the 170mm of the Ather 450X and 150mm of the TVS iQube. It will have to be seen if Gogoro will tweak the ground clearance to make it more suitable for Indian road conditions. Gogoro also announced a range of storage accessories for the crossover to make it more practical.

Other notable parts include the split seats that fold down into a passenger backrest while freeing up additional luggage space. Power in the global-spec version comes from a 7kW electric motor with a maximum torque of 26.6Nm, while there are two interchangeable battery packs with a combined capacity of around 1.6kWh with a range of up to 100km. The India-spec model’s performance will likely be reduced with a smaller, more affordable engine to keep costs under control.

Gogoro is expected to offer both B2C and B2B versions to the Indian market and the latter is likely to be in focus first. The upcoming electric scooter will be manufactured at the company’s factory in Maharashtra and the manufacturer is eyeing last-mile delivery service operators with its new offerings. It has already partnered with several players including Swiggy, Zomato and Zypp Electric. The company has also started setting up swappable battery stations and the first such unit was set up in Gurugram earlier this year. Extensive localization should give Gogoro a much-needed cost advantage to remain competitive in the entry-level electric scooter segment.

First publication date: 29 November 2023, 10:37 PM IST

(Tags for translation) Gogoro Crossover Rugged

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