Gogoro Smartscooter: The Smartness Redefined...!!
Engineers regard the Gogoro Smartscooter as the world's first high-performance, zero emissions, smart two-wheeled electric scooter. The company has named this scooter the ‘Smartscooter’. It is inarguably the smartest & the most intelligent scooter currently available in the world. The best feature of this scooter is that, its ability to swap the drained batteries intelligently with the charged ones in just a few seconds.
Although there are other Battery-powered scooters, what makes Gogoro Smartscooter different is its stunning features. Gogoro is powered by ‘swappable’ lithium-ion twin batteries which drive the liquid-cooled G1 motor. It produces max. 8.58 bhp of power & 25 Nm of torque. According to Gogoro, the Smart scooter has a range of upto max. 100 kilometers on a single charge at a speed of 40 Km/h.
Furthermore, Gogoro Smartscooter can do a 0-50 Km/h in just 4.20 seconds in sports mode with a top speed of 95 Km/h. So, this makes it perfect for the urban use. If the batteries run out of charge, the rider can swap them with the charged ones in just 6-seconds at any GoStation. The time taken to swap the batteries is even less than the time taken to refill an engine-driven scooter’s fuel tank.
Gogoro Smartscooter’s aerodynamic body displays amazing futuristic styling. However, it does not make use of screws on the exteriors which gives its body a seamless feel. The Smartscooter also features an innovative design which includes Pit-Up™ Chassis for easy maintenance. In addition, the Smart scooter has a central computer/ECU & about 80 sensors. They record the data such as speed, battery level, consumption rate, system failures etc. This data is transmitted to the Gogoro Energy Network and then provided to the riders thru’ Gogoro mobile apps compatible with Android and IOS smartphones.
Gogoro Special Features:
- Pit-Up™ Chassis for Easy Service
- Glue Bonded Aluminum Monocoque Chassis
- Screw-less Exterior
- Seamless Streamlined Body Design
- Single Sided Suspension
- Acoustic Resonance Chassis
- Keyless Start
- Edgeless Digital Dashboard
Furthermore, Gogoro SmartScooter also features an intelligent system – the iQ System™. With this iQ System™, one can access onboard functions such as custom settings for dynamic dashboard colors, light patterns & custom sound profiles. Besides, you can also lock/unlock the scooter and run diagnostics thru’ the mobile app. Its Smart-Key uses Bluetooth to power on the Smart scooter. The Smartscooter features SmartBrite™ which is a programmable LED lighting system. This system intelligently adjusts brightness to help save energy. So, the lights dim automatically when you stop & they turn up automatically in the tunnels.
Other Features of the Gogoro SmartScooter include:
- Dynamic Performance Profiling, Dynamic Regenerative Braking, Headlight Auto On/Off/Dim, Turn Signal Auto Reset
- Dashboard Luminance - Auto Adaptive
- Auto-Off - Activate via Kickstand Position Sensor
- Lock/Unclok - iQ System™ Smart Key with Auto Lock
- Low Energy Mode - Speed Limited
Furthermore, Gogoro has recently announced that it will target Taipei City and New Taipei City in Taiwan as the pilot market for the Smartscooter™ and Energy Network, and will make the Smart scooter available there soon. We would also love to see this scooter on the roads of India. There is a great following of bike-crazy people for upmarket & technically advanced two-wheelers.