Taiwanese battery swapping platform Gogoro has partnered Colombian fuel and lubes company Terpel to launch Gogoro’s battery swapping in Bogota Colombia through the Terpel Voltex brand.

The companies also introduced the Gogoro 2 Plus and Gogoro VIVA MIX Smartscooters, Gogoro said in a statement on last Friday.

According to the statement, the Gogoro battery swapping stations are initially located at four Terpel service stations in Bogota with plans to expand to fourteen total locations by the end of 2024 with additional plans to expand to other cities such as Medellín.

The Gogoro Smartscooters will be marketed by Motored, a leading two-wheel distributor in Colombia with ten years of experience in the national motorcycle market.

“Gogoro and Terpel share a common vision for accelerating the shift to two-wheel sustainable transportation in Colombia and across Latin America,

“Gogoro Swap & Go battery swapping addresses many of the challenges that traditional plug-in charging presents,” said Horace Luke, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gogoro.

“With 590 million battery swaps to date and more than 400,000 battery swaps per day, Gogoro Battery Swapping has demonstrated that it is safe, reliable and the ideal choice for two-wheel urban transportation in cities like Bogota,” he added.

Oscar Bravo, president of Terpel, said that in line with its commitment to supporting Colombia, the firm continues to expand its portfolio with alternatives that contribute to Colombia’s decarbonization goals and encourage the deployment of electromobility solutions.

“Gogoro battery swapping strengthens and complements our comprehensive portfolio of services by offering users the convenience of swapping batteries in just seconds,

“We hope that, by facilitating this experience, more people and industries will join this new mobility scheme,” he added.

It is noted that in Taiwan, the Gogoro Network supports more than 600,000 riders and has more than 1.4 million smart batteries in circulation through its network of 12,500 battery swapping stations at over 2,500 locations.

Currently Gogoro has over 90 percent market share in electric two wheelers in Taiwan and the number of GoStations outnumber petrol stations.

With more than 400,000 daily battery swaps and more than 570 million total battery swaps to date, Gogoro battery swapping has saved more than 870,750 tons of carbon dioxide since it launched in 2015.

Terpel launched its electric mobility strategy in 2019 with which it seeks to contribute to the energy transition, by offering different charging alternatives to users to facilitate the migration to electric vehicles.

The firm has a significant presence in Ecuador, Panama, the Dominican Republic and Peru.

In Latin America, its network is made up of more than 2,300 service stations. It has 31 supply plants in its country of origin.

In the aviation business, the company leads the market operating in 21 airports in Colombia.

Terpel is also the authorized distributor of the Mobil brand of lubricants in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

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