Foxconn, the world’s largest electronics manufacturer, and Gogoro have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form a strategic technology and manufacturing partnership. Together, the companies will accelerate Gogoro’s global expansion by utilising Foxconn’s manufacturing capabilities to introduce new levels of manufacturing capabilities and scale for Gogoro battery swapping technologies and smartscooters.
Gogoro is a global innovation leader in compact electric propulsion, smart battery design, battery swapping, and advanced cloud services that utilise artificial intelligence to manage battery availability and safety. At the heart of Gogoro’s ecosystem is the Gogoro Network, an electric battery swapping platform.
With nearly 400,000 riders and 2,100 battery swapping stations, Gogoro Network is hosting 270,000 daily battery swaps with nearly 200 million total battery swaps to date.
Young Liu, Chairman of Foxconn, says: “As the world embraces smart electric transportation in new ways, a key challenge is how to introduce these new innovative options to people in every corner of the world. The Foxconn -Gogoro partnership was established to meet this demand. This partnership brings together Gogoro’s global leadership in urban battery swapping and smart vehicle technologies with Foxconn’s extensive global manufacturing capabilities to enable mass distribution of Gogoro’s smart battery swapping ecosystem and vehicles.”
Horace Luke, founder and CEO, Gogoro Inc. adds: “As the Gogoro ecosystem continues establishing itself as the industry leader in battery swapping and urban refueling, our ability to rapidly scale our manufacturing to meet global demands is vital,”. Foxconn’s global manufacturing leadership, focus on new innovative technologies and commitment to sustainable electric transportation made it the perfect fit for Gogoro. Together, our companies will be on the forefront of rolling out smart mobility solutions in cities around the world.”
In 2015, Gogoro unveiled its award-winning Gogoro Smartscooter as the world’s first smart electric two-wheel vehicle. In 2019 it established the Powered by Gogoro Network Program (PBGN) that provides Gogoro’s vehicle maker partners access to Gogoro innovations and intellectual property including its intelligent drivetrains and controllers, components and smart systems, so they can develop and roll-out unique electric vehicles that integrate Gogoro Network battery swapping.