CHARGED UP AND READY TO GOGORO
Gogoro have been making waves in Taiwan over the last 18 months, having sold 15,000 of their Smartscooters, with the owners logging overthree million kilometres. Whatõs so smart about it? All the usual functions can be controlled by an app Ð but the best bit is the battery docking system, which allows you to swap the batteries in under a minute and get back on your way.
Gogoro have 270 docking stations in Taiwan and with a 100km range youõll never be stranded. A Smartscooter currently costs US$3000 (£2431) in Taiwan and you pay a monthly fee to use the Gogoro batteries, which means you donõt need to worry about costly replacements. The monthly fee varies from US$10-$30 depending on your mileage.
Gogoro have recently expanded to Berlin, and have said they will be coming to the UK soon.
Run out of juice? Simply grab a new battery pack, and go