Gogoro Inc., the Taiwan-based technology firm in battery swapping ecosystems, has on Wednesday announced it was expanding its partnership with Bikebank in South Korea.

The companies will introduce Gogoro smartscooters and battery swapping to Korean consumers in the third quarter of 2023 under the Dotstation brand, expanding their battery swapping network to seven additional cities beyond Seoul, Gogoro said in a statement.

According to the statement, Gogoro smartscooters and battery swapping have been operating in Seoul for food deliveries since 2019.

“It is great to be growing our partnership with Bikebank, a company that shares similar values and is committed to accelerating the shift to electric transportation in South Korea,

“Seoul has one of the largest food delivery ecosystems in the world and was one of the first markets to embrace Gogoro battery swapping for food deliveries,” said Horace Luke, founder, and Chief Executive Officer of Gogoro.

“Together, we are introducing Gogoro smartscooters and battery swapping to South Korean consumers while we continue to grow our business to business (B2B) food delivery business where we work with market leaders to enable sustainable food delivery,” he added.

To better support growth, Bikebank has opened two Dotstation retail stores for consumers and last mile delivery riders and expanded the battery swapping network to more than 70 battery swapping stations across Korea in the cities of Seoul, Daegu, Sejong, Changwon, Incheon, Gyeongsan, Gyeonggi, and Ulsan.

“Together with Gogoro, we are accelerating the transformation of urban mobility in South Korea,

“We created Dotstation to lead us forward into a new era of sustainable urban transportation that provides a path for South Korean consumers to embrace sustainability in a new and practical way,” said Minkyu Kim, Chief Executive Officer of Bikebank.

According to him, Dotstation is expanding Gogoro battery swapping services to eight Korean cities, and they anticipate launching more battery swapping locations this year with a range of vehicles including Gogoro Smartscooters for consumers.

According to the statement, the companies also announced that South Korea’s leading food delivery companies, Logiall, and Manna Plus, are already using Gogoro smartscooters and the company’s battery swapping network.

With more locations than gas stations in Taiwan’s cities, the Gogoro Network is a new generation of swappable battery refueling that is smart, safe and continually optimizing itself to be dynamic and versatile for riders, businesses and communities.

Gogoro is a firm involved in vehicle design and electric propulsion, smart battery design, battery swapping, and advanced cloud services that utilize artificial intelligence to manage battery availability and safety.

Its Gogoro Network supports 540,000 riders and has more than 1.1 million smart batteries in circulation through its network of 12,000 battery swapping stations at over 2,500 locations.

With more than 400,000 daily battery swaps and more than 465 million total battery swaps to date, Gogoro Network battery swapping has saved more than 650,000 tons of CO2 since it launched.

Founded in 2019, Bikebank is a firm involved in motorcycle rental and delivery services in South Korea.

In addition to its vehicle rental business, Bikebank is steadily trying to improve Korea’s two-wheeled vehicle environment by expanding its business to various fields such as maintenance services, vehicle sales including used vehicles, online shopping malls, and electric two-wheeled businesses.

Its subsidiary Dotstation has teamed up exclusively with Gogoro to address the increasingly serious environmental issues.

Its goal is to accelerate the transition from internal combustion engine motorcycles to electric two-wheel vehicles in South Korea.

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