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Gogoro announces the launch of battery swapping service, it will be easy to swap EV batteries in India

Its service will be rolled out in Delhi in December and will include GoStation, Smart Battery and Scooters from the Gogoro network. Gogoro battery swapping stations are claimed to be weatherproof and capable of providing over 200 battery swaps daily.

Gogoro announces the launch of battery swapping service, it will be easy to swap EV batteries in India

These stations have been made of modular nature so that they can be fitted at different places. It can work for 64 hours even in the event of a blackout. The company says that it will take only six seconds to swap the battery with this technology. That’s why the company has kept its punchline ‘Swap and Go’.

Gogoro announces the launch of battery swapping service, it will be easy to swap EV batteries in India

These stations will have durable smart batteries which will come with a software. This software will monitor the battery to see how it is doing. According to the company, the Gogoro Smart Battery can carry a weight of up to 10,000 kg. Based on the feedback from this pilot project, Gogoro will expand its service to other cities in India. The company aims to build more swapping stations in India than in Taiwan.

Gogoro announces the launch of battery swapping service, it will be easy to swap EV batteries in India

Globally, the company has completed over 350 million battery swaps so far and is hoping to take this number ahead. The company has more than 11,000 battery swapping stations in more than 2,240 locations around the world. Gogoro does more than 370,000 battery swaps per day.

Gogoro announces the launch of battery swapping service, it will be easy to swap EV batteries in India

Battery swapping is being seen as an alternative to charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. With the help of this, the adoption of electric two-wheelers in India will be encouraged. It is also being considered as the focal point of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s 2022 Union Budget speech.

Gogoro announces the launch of battery swapping service, it will be easy to swap EV batteries in India

In fact, Sitharaman had proposed a new policy to promote battery swapping technology in India. This technology is expected to be used in 1.5 million electric rickshaws in the country, which accounts for 83% of the total EV sales here.

Gogoro announces the launch of battery swapping service, it will be easy to swap EV batteries in India

Speaking on the occasion, Horace Luke, Founder, President and CEO, Gogoro, said, “We are witnessing a clean and safe transition to electric vehicles. With over 350 million battery swaps, Gogoro is making its modern debut in India. The battery swapping platform is a safe and reliable platform to establish a new generation of electric two-wheel transportation.”

Gogoro announces the launch of battery swapping service, it will be easy to swap EV batteries in India

There are a lot of concerns regarding the charging infrastructure of electric vehicles in the country. In such a situation, Gogoro’s swapping pilot service has aroused a feeling. It is expected that in the coming time, this company will expand its services and will provide it in other cities besides Delhi.

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