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Gogoro Smartscooters launch in Paris
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A man rides a Gogoro electric scooter in Berlin.

Photo: CNA, courtesy of Gogoro

Taiwanese electric scooter maker Gogoro Inc has teamed up with strategic partner Coup — a subsidiary of Germany’s Bosch Group — to bring its scooter sharing service to Parisians. An initial batch of 400 Gogoro Smartscooters are already up and running in France’s capital city.

Similar to its existing scooter sharing scheme in Berlin, pricing is at a flat rate of 4 euros for the first 30 minutes of use, then 1 euro for each additional 10 minutes of hire.

Gogoro chief executive officer Horace Luke says that Europeans generally possess a high level of awareness around environmental sustainability and added that Parisian customers commuting to work using a Gogoro Smartscooter will not just be able to save energy and reduce carbon emissions, but using one of Gogoro’s “smart” two-wheelers will also help to alleviate traffic congestion in the city.

Luke says Coup’s electric scooter sharing service in Berlin has been extremely popular and is now creating waves in Paris. He believes the electric scooter sharing craze advanced by Gogoro and Coup can be brought to other cities, too.

(CNA, translated by Edward Jones)







1. strategic partner phr.

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2. commute v.

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3. save energy phr.

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4. reduce carbon emissions phr.

減碳 (jian3 tan4)

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