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Gogoro Smartscooter sales hit a new high this month

By Lauly Li  /  Staff reporter

Electric scooter manufacturer Gogoro Inc (睿能創意) yesterday said it expects sales to hit a new record-high of 1,000 Smartscooters this month.

That would represent a jump of 37.17 percent from sales of 729 units last month, securing Gogoro’s position as the nation’s top electric scooter maker.

Gogoro said that aside from breaking the company’s monthly record, the figure also represents a record-high for electric scooter sales in Taiwan.

“In less than six months, Gogoro sold about 3,000 Smartscooters, with accumulated mileage reaching 3 million kilometers in the nation,” Gogoro chief executive officer Horace Luke (陸學森) said in a statement.

Gogoro said that Smartscooter users in Taiwan travel an average of 124.1km per week, which is higher than the averate of 100km per week for all scooter riders, suggesting that Smartscooter owners use their electric scooters more often than other scooter owners.

To create a more convenient riding environment for users, Gogoro said the firm has partnered with Taipei Rapid Transit Corp (台北捷運公司) to build 21 battery-swapping stations near MRT stations.

“The density of GoStation battery-swapping stations in Greater Taipei has reached 1.3km. Riders do not need to worry about running out of power without a GoStation nearby,” the company said.

Gogoro added that it is extending a sales promotion plan to Jan. 31, in which buyers do not need to pay a deposit on Smartscooter purchases.

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