Gogoro launches battery swapping pilot in India

November 4, 2022
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Gogoro Inc. (Nasdaq: GGR), a global technology leader in battery swapping ecosystems that enable sustainable mobility solutions for cities, today announced a strategic B2B initiative and partnership with Zypp Electric, India’s leading EV-as-a-Service platform. Together, the companies are focused on accelerating the urban shift of logistics fleets and last mile deliveries to electric using battery swapping.

Gogoro and Zypp plan to launch their B2B pilot in December 2022 and it will include Gogoro Network GoStations, Gogoro Smart Batteries and Gogoro Smartscooters. The pilot is focused at last mile delivery fleets. The findings from this pilot project will pave way for the company to scale its operations in India.

With more than 350 million battery swaps to date, Gogoro is a leading ambassador for EV battery swapping, a technology that is viewed by industry experts and the government as a viable solution for promoting the adoption of electric two-wheelers in India’s densely populated cities.

(L-R) Kaushik Burman, Gogoro General Manager for India; Ashish Kundra, Pr Secretary at Government of Delhi; Horace Luke - Founder Chairman & CEO and Akash Gupta, CEO & Co-founder of Zypp.

“We are seeing an incredible global transformation of urban transportation and energy systems to smarter, cleaner, and safer electric power, and there is nowhere it will benefit more than India. 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,” said Horace Luke, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Gogoro. “Today, we are announcing a strategic partnership with Zypp Electric, India’s leading EV-as-a-Service platform, to launch a B2B pilot in Delhi that will enable last mile delivery fleets to begin to adopt sustainable energy and transform their businesses for the future using Gogoro battery swapping.”  

“Climate change & rising pollution are a major global concern and many world leaders are committed to bringing a change with revolutionary measures that perfectly align with our vision at Zypp Electric. We are super excited to partner with Gogoro, a like-minded global EV player stepping into the Indian market and decarbonising Indian last-mile deliveries with Gogoro’s state-of-the-art battery swapping platform that is proven at scale to be safe, easy for riders to use, easy to deploy in cities and open to all businesses,” said Akash Gupta, CEO and Co-founder of Zypp Electric. “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.” 

Speaking on Gogoro’s announcement and commitment to India, Gogoro General Manager for India, Kaushik Burman, said “Today’s strategic initiative and partnership with Zypp is a first step in validating and demonstrating Gogoro’s proven leadership in battery swapping. 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."

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