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Gogoro’s Battery Swapping Technology Goes South with Copec Partnership

Gogoro's Battery Swapping Technology Goes South to Latin America with Copec Partnership
  • Gogoro’s battery swapping platform, recognized globally for urban mobility, has reduced over 900,000 tons of CO2 emissions with over 535 million swaps since 2015.
  • Gogoro partners with Copec, a major Latin American energy company, to bring battery swapping and Smartscooters to Chile and Colombia by Q2 2024.
  • Copec’s CEO, Arturo Natho, highlights plans to establish Latin America’s first battery swapping network at Copec stations in Santiago, Chile, and Terpel stations in Bogota, Colombia, extending electrification benefits.

In a stride towards sustainable urban mobility, Gogoro announces its battery swapping platform for 2-wheel electric vehicles. Recognized as the leading solution for lightweight urban vehicles globally, this innovative platform has already facilitated over 535 million battery swaps, resulting in a reduction of over 900,000 tons of CO2 emissions since its inception in 2015. Now, focussed on expansion, Gogoro partners with Copec, a leading Latin American energy company, to introduce this technology to Chile and Colombia by the second quarter of 2024.


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At the core of Gogoro’s innovative ecosystem lies its open and interoperable battery swapping platform, recognized by Guidehouse Insights as the premier solution for lightweight urban vehicles globally. This technology offers a new generation of swappable battery refueling that is not only smart and safe but also continually optimizing itself to meet the dynamic needs of riders, businesses, and communities.

With a large presence in Taiwan, where nearly 600,000 riders benefit from its network, Gogoro has over 1.3 million smart batteries in circulation. The company’s extensive network consists of 12,000 battery swapping stations across 2,500 locations, facilitating more than 450,000 daily battery swaps and totaling over 535 million swaps to date. This achievement has resulted in a reduction of over 900,000 tons of CO2 emissions since its inception in 2015.

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Now, Gogoro is excited to bring its innovative battery swapping technology to Latin America, starting with Chile and Colombia in the second quarter of 2024. Horace Luke, founder and CEO of Gogoro, highlights the significance of this partnership in advancing sustainable urban mobility: “Our partnership with Copec, a major Latin American energy company, is an important milestone in our mission to transform urban transportation around the world. Together we will provide an accessible path for both consumer and delivery riders to adopt sustainable urban mobility and play a key role in battling climate change and making the world better for all.”


Accelerating Change

Acknowledging the accelerated impact of electrified last-mile delivery, Luke underscores the pivotal role Gogoro’s technology plays in combating climate change and improving cities worldwide. “Enabling these delivery riders to adopt smart sustainable electric transportation can have an accelerated impact on cities,” he adds.

Gogoro's Battery Swapping Technology Goes South to Latin America with Copec Partnership

Copec’s CEO, Arturo Natho, echoes Luke’s sentiments, highlighting the transformative potential of the collaboration: “The implementation of Gogoro’s battery swapping system in Chile and Colombia is our first entry into two-wheel electric mobility, which means that sustainable mobility will reach many more segments of the population.”

Through this partnership, Copec aims to extend the benefits of electrification and foster positive impacts on communities across the region. The initiative will see the establishment of the first Latin American network of battery swapping stations, initially launching at Copec service stations in Santiago, Chile, and with Terpel, a Copec subsidiary, in Bogota, Colombia.

The integration of Gogoro’s battery swapping technology with Copec’s extensive network of service stations indicates the commitment to providing customers with a seamless and reliable ride experience. Leveraging advanced real-time monitoring and diagnostics through the Gogoro Network cloud service, both companies ensure optimal performance and safety for Smartscooter riders.


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RANDI BENTIA

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