Taiwan based global battery swapping ecosystems developer Gogoro Inc has announced its entry in India with a pilot project that will begin in December 2022, by forging a strategic initiative and partnership with India’s Zypp Electric, an EV-as-a-Service platform. The official statement held that together, the companies are focused on accelerating the urban shift of logistics fleets and last mile deliveries to electric using battery swapping.
Horace Luke, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Gogoro, said, “With more than 350 million battery swaps to date, Gogoro is introducing its advanced battery swapping platform in India to establish a new generation of electric two-wheel transportation that is proven, safe, and reliable.” The companies will launch a B2B pilot in Delhi to enable last mile delivery fleets to begin to adopt sustainable energy.
Gogoro said that its ecosystem offers businesses a path forward that is safe, sustainable, proven and easily scalable. Last mile delivery fleets require a sustainable solution that not only achieves the best alternative to gas-powered vehicles but is well suited to the specific segment needs of the delivery industry. The Gogoro claims that its platform delivers the most sophisticated two-wheel battery swapping system that enables delivery operators to manage their fleets and deliveries more efficiently and sustainably.
Gogoro expects to launch its B2B pilot with Zypp Electric in Delhi in December 2022 and be deployed to multiple fleet operators to support last mile fulfillment, e-commerce, & hyper-local deliveries.
At the heart of Gogoro’s ecosystem is the Gogoro Network, an open and interoperable battery swapping platform. The network is a new generation of swappable battery refueling that is smart, safe and continually optimizing itself to be dynamic and versatile for riders, business, and communities.
Akash Gupta, CEO, Zypp Electric, held, “We expect this partnership to set an example for how a network of battery swapping stations and EVs which will create a robust EV ecosystem towards solving the last mile problem efficiently across the country.”
Gogoro also said that its standards are designed to ensure India is on par with global EV standards moving forward. The Taiwanese firm has appointed Kaushik Burman as general manager for India. Burman said, “Gogoro is a founding member of the Indian battery swapping association (IBSA), and we are collaborating with multiple industry partners and regulatory authorities to contribute to a better India. Gogoro has been working to secure all of the relevant certifications for its batteries and battery swapping stations.”