SMARTSCOOTER GETS EXTRA PRACTICALITY
We first got excited about the Gogoro Smartscooter last year because of its swappable batteries. The new Smartscooter 2 has the same 55mph top speed and 68-mile range as the original, but it now comes with a two-person seat and bigger wheels for increased stability.
On top of hardware changes, there are software tweaks, too. As well as the usual ignition key, the bike makes use of your mobile phone to ensure that even if someone steals the key or forces the lock, they can’t get it started. It will go on sale later this year in Taiwan for just £1000, which is nearly half the price of the original.
As for seeing one in the UK – Gogoro have spread into Europe with a scheme in Germany and another to follow in France. With the right infrastructure, we’re told it could come to London within two years before spreading out through other major UK cities.