SMARTSCOOTER GETS EX­TRA PRAC­TI­CAL­ITY

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week -

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.

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