Gogoro Launches Coup Scooter Sharing Service In Berlin Today

Posted: Aug 3 2016, 1:06pm CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

Gogoro Launches Coup Scooter Sharing Service in Berlin Today
Gogoro Smartscooter for new Coup scooter sharing service in Berlin.
  • Gogoro comes up with Electric Scooter sharing program in Berlin

Gogoro will work on electric Scooter Sharing for convenience of people.

Gogoro is all set to bring a fleet of 200 pretty stylish scooter in Berlin. These scooters are all electric scooters and will be shared among riders. Any person who is 21 years old or over and have a driver’s license will be able to drive these rentable scooters.

They will be able to be a part of this scooter-sharing program that is initiated by Gogoro. Gogoro was formulated by the former head of chief innovation at HTC Horace Luke.

Along with that this company has loads of financial funding’s from partners like Panasonic. Now it’s going to start a new partnership with Coupe which is a subsidiary of Electronics Company named Bosch.

"Gogoro is collaborating with the new Coup sharing service because we share the same vision to realize advanced urban mobility in cities," said Horace Luke, co-founder and CEO of Gogoro.

"Launching the Gogoro Smartscooter in Berlin as our first expansion market is special because it is a great two-wheel city and is also one of the most sophisticated, progressive and creative cities in the world."

Customers will be given a choice to rent the scooter for full 30 minutes in 3 Euros or get it for a full day in 20 Euros. Basic insurance will be a part of these rented electric scooters.

This slick and elegant looking scooter was introduced by Gogoro in 2015 for the first time. It has the ability to go up to 60 miles per hour. It has a good looking digital dashboard, a phone app that controls its customized sounds, lights and other basic features.

The scooters use a battery swapping system. Which means that they can swap their batteries whenever they are low any time anywhere in the city at kiosks. This is a very clever idea on the part of Gogoro as the scooters won’t have to be stationed at a point in order to charge the batteries.

"The congestion, parking problems, replacement services and billing by the minute of current sharing services are not customer-centric. With the Gogoro Smartscooter and our Coup smart eScooter sharing, we are confident we are offering a new attractive mobility solution for Berlin," said Urs Rahne, in charge of launching and operating the COUP business in Berlin. "The people of our cities deserve more, they deserve an alternative that saves money, time and enables further independence in their urban lifestyle."

"Bosch is collaborating closely with Gogoro on this Coup project," said Mat Schubert, general manager of COUP and responsible for this mobility service project at Bosch. "Gogoro has rapidly become the global leader for connected and electrically powered scooters."

"The European market for electric motorcycles and scooters is still in its infancy yet European consumers are clamoring for more sustainable and innovative two-wheel options like what Gogoro is offering with Coup in Berlin today. Over the past year we have been approached by many scooter sharing services from around the world and it was clear that Bosch and Coup had the potential to be a great market maker for scooter sharing in Europe," said Luke.

Berlin is not the first city to make use of Gogoro’s this facility. It was first introduced in Taiwan last year. The riders will have to download the application, put in their credentials and they will be a good to go on the rental scooter after paying for it online.

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