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Gogoro Philippines powers up new EV battery-swapping stations

Gogoro Philippines powers up new EV battery-swapping stations

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Gogoro Philippines, the local subsidiary of the global technology leader in battery-swapping and smart two-wheel electric vehicles, has powered up new battery-swapping GoStations in Metro Manila,  just in time for its commercial rollout.

Gogoro Philippines is closing 2023 with a total five GoStations in the following locations:

  • Globe Tower, BGC, Taguig City
  • Puregold Parañaque, 113 Ninoy Aquino Ave, Sto. Nino, Parañaque City
  • Greenbelt 4 Makati – Gogoro Experience Center, Greenbelt 4, Makati City
  • Puregold Makati, 35 Dr Jose P. Rizal Ave, Makati City
  • Phoenix Gas Station, Shaw Blvd, San Antonio, Pasig City

Gogoro will open six more GoStations by Q1 of 2024: two each in Quezon City and Makati City, and one each in Marikina and Pasig City.

Gogoro GoStations are at the heart of the Gogoro’s electric vehicle ecosystem. GoStations serve as neighborhood pit stops for riders to conveniently swap out depleted batteries for new ones in seconds, a key differentiator in the two-wheel EV market.

GoStations are easy to deploy and use less space than a traditional car parking spot. The design allows a single location to serve hundreds of battery swaps per day without requiring a rider to wait, making the process of changing batteries significantly faster and more convenient than on-site plugin charging.

Battery-swapping is seen to accelerate the shift to smart electric two-wheel transportation as it eliminates the challenges of traditional plugin charging. Gogoro’s Cloud Service, GoStations and Smart Batteries enable a quick and easy refueling experience for riders and a safe, innovative, and scalable smart city network for cities.

This innovation also promotes the adoption of Gogoro Smartscooters, a significant step in mitigating the environmental impact of traditional petrol-based transport.

Gogoro Philippines CEO Bernie Llamzon at the first Gogoro GoStation in the Philippines, located at The Globe Tower in Bonifacio Global City.

 

Bernie Llamzon, CEO of Gogoro Philippines, expressed his excitement about the development.

“Adding more GoStations means giving Filipinos more opportunities to choose clean and sustainable travel. It’s a big step in changing how we get around in our country for the better,” he said.

“The rollout of additional GoStations is a manifestation of our steadfast commitment to reshape the urban mobility landscape in the Philippines. Our collaboration with Gogoro and Ayala Corporation is designed not only to expand infrastructure but to catalyze a shift in transportation norms towards cleaner, more sustainable practices,” said Globe Group CEO Ernest Cu.

A collaboration of Globe’s 917Ventures Inc., Ayala Corporation, and Gogoro Taiwan, Gogoro Philippines opened the Gogoro Experience Center in Makati City in November, giving the Filipino public access to its Smartscooters®, battery-swapping technology, and other merchandise. It formally went to market in December, launching its Energy Plans  for Filipino riders.

Gogoro has established success in Taiwan, servicing over 550,000 riders with more than 12,000 battery-swapping stations. It also operates in China, India, Japan, Indonesia, Korea, Singapore and Israel.

 


Learn more about Gogoro Philippines on its social media channels:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GogoroPhilippines

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gogoro_ph

Know more about Globe via www.globe.com.ph.

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About Ayala Corporation

Ayala Corporation is one of the largest and oldest conglomerates in the Philippines. For 189 years, Ayala has aligned itself with the development needs of the country, resulting in a meaningful presence in real estate, banking, digital solutions, and power. It likewise has a growing presence in healthcare and logistics as well as investments in industrial technologies, water, education, and technology ventures. Ayala manages its corporate social responsibility initiatives through Ayala Foundation. For more information, visit https://ayala.com/press-room

 

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About Globe

Globe is a leading full-service telecommunications company in the Philippines and publicly listed in the PSE with the stock symbol GLO. The company serves the telecommunications and technology needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connectivity, internet and managed services. It has major interests in financial technology, digital marketing solutions, venture capital funding for startups, and virtual healthcare. In 2019, Globe became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, committing to implement universal sustainability principles. Its principals are Ayala Corporation and Singtel, acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region. For more information, visit https://www.globe.com.ph/about-us/newsroom.html

 

About 917Ventures

917Ventures is the Philippines’ largest corporate venture builder that ideates, launches, accelerates, and scales new businesses that uplift the lives of Filipinos. Delivering indelible value to the Philippines and beyond, 917Ventures leverages the rich asset base of the Globe Group and Ayala Corporation. 917Ventures’ portfolio companies include some of the country’s distinguished tech solutions, including double unicorn GCash and telehealth provider KonsultaMD. To know more about 917Ventures, visit https://917ventures.com.

 

About Gogoro

Founded in 2011 to rethink urban energy and inspire the world to move through cities in smarter and more sustainable ways, Gogoro leverages the power of innovation to change the way urban energy is distributed and consumed. Recognized and awarded by Frost & Sullivan as the “2023 Global Company of the Year for battery swapping for electric two-wheel vehicles”, Gogoro’s battery swapping and vehicle platforms offer a smart, proven, and sustainable long-term ecosystem for delivering a new approach to urban mobility. Gogoro has quickly become an innovation leader in vehicle design and electric propulsion, smart battery design, battery swapping, and advanced cloud services that utilize artificial intelligence to manage battery availability and safety. The challenge is massive, but the opportunity to disrupt the status quo, establish new standards, and achieve new levels of sustainable transportation growth in densely populated cities is even greater. For more information, visit https://www.gogoro.com/news and follow Gogoro on Twitter: @wearegogoro.