As awareness about the importance of sustainable transportation continues to grow, Filipinos are slowly but surely making the transition towards electric mobility. With the increasing availability of affordable and efficient electric two-wheelers in the market, more and more individuals are opting for these eco-friendly alternatives to traditional gasoline-powered vehicles.
In the bustling urban landscape of the metro, one can observe a rising number of electric-powered bicycles and kick scooters on the streets. These innovative modes of transportation offer a convenient and cost-effective way to navigate through the city's busy streets, while also reducing the carbon footprint and helping to preserve the environment.
The emergence of Gogoro, a well-known tech giant famous for its electric scooters with swappable batteries in Taiwan, has the potential to revolutionize the mobility sector in the Philippines. With the backing of Ayala Corporation, Globe, and 917Ventures, Gogoro is set to enter the Philippine market and offer its innovative electric vehicles to the masses. Gogoro's electric scooters, with their swappable batteries, offer a unique advantage over traditional electric vehicles. By providing a network of battery-swapping stations, Gogoro eliminates the need for long charging times and allows riders to quickly swap out their depleted battery for a fully charged one, enabling them to continue their journey without any delay.
This revolutionary approach to electric mobility has already proven successful in Taiwan, and it is expected to have a similar impact in the Philippines. With the backing of these major corporations, Gogoro has the potential to become a significant player in the local mobility sector, offering an eco-friendly and efficient solution to the country's transportation needs.
Globe has made a significant move by introducing Gogoro to the Philippine market and initiating the Globe Employee Pilot Program. As part of this program, 70 Globe employees will be given the opportunity to test Gogoro's electric scooters and swappable battery stations, also known as Go Stations, for a period of two months. This pilot test will enable Globe to gather valuable feedback and insights from their employees before Gogoro is made available to the public in the fourth quarter of 2023.