Gogoro Inc., a Taiwan-based battery-swapping ecosystems firm has on Wednesday announced it was partnering with Latin American energy company Copec, to launch its battery swapping and Smartscooters in Chile and Colombia in the second quarter of 2024.

“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,” Gogoro Founder and Chief Executive Officer Horace Luke said in a statement.

“On average, last mile delivery riders ride more than six-times the distance as consumer riders, so enabling these delivery riders to adopt smart sustainable electric transportation can have an accelerated impact on cities,” he added.

Meanwhile, Copec Chief Executive Officer Arturo Natho said the implementation of Gogoro’s battery swapping system in Chile and Colombia is their first entry into two-wheel electric mobility, which means that sustainable mobility will reach many more segments of the population.

“The partnership with Gogoro will allow us to extend the benefits of electrification and generate a positive impact on people through this pioneering service in the region,” he added.

With Gogoro, Copec is developing the first Latin American network of battery swapping stations that it is launching at Copec service stations in Santiago, Chile; and, with Terpel, a Copec company’s, service stations in Bogota, Colombia.

The Gogoro Network cloud service utilizes advanced real-time monitoring that ensures optimal Smartscooter and battery performance and diagnostics that enable Copec and Gogoro customers to have a safe and reliable battery swapping and ride experience.

Copec is an established energy and retail company based in Chile, with a presence throughout Latin America through its subsidiary, Terpel.

It currently operates more than 3,000 service stations and retail stores across Latam, which include the largest electric charging network for EVs in South America, with 1,800 kilometers of extension along Chile.

To address the energy transition and adopt the new trends in mobility and retail, in 2019 Copec created Copec Wind, the company’s innovation and new ventures platform.

Founded in 2011, Gogoro is a global technology firm involved in battery-swapping ecosystems that enable sustainable mobility solutions for cities.

Gogoro battery swapping 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.

In Taiwan, the Gogoro Network supports nearly 600,000 riders and has more than 1.3 million smart batteries in circulation through its network of 12,000 battery swapping stations at over 2,500 locations.

With more than 450,000 daily battery swaps and more than 535 million total battery swaps to date, Gogoro battery swapping has saved more than 900,000 tons of CO2 since it launched in 2015.

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