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December 7, 2015 | The New York Times

Electric Scooters, and a Network

This year, a Taiwan-based startup called Gogoro has been using the scooter-filled streets of Taipei to test its Smartscooter, an electric scooter with an efficient all-electric drive train, sleek design and Internet of Things ingenuity. But Gogoro doesn’t want to be called a scooter company. It sees itself as an energy services company at heart.

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November 23, 2015 | WIRED Italy

Gogoro brings to Europe the smart scooter with interchangeable batteries

In a EICMA undertone, interesting notes from the point of view of technology and mobility applied to the two wheels come from far away, from Taiwan.

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November 19, 2015 | Dutch Cowboys, the Netherlands

The Gogoro electric Smart Scooters come to Amsterdam

As part of the Amsterdam Smart City initiative come from the beginning of 2016, the electric Smart Scooters of Gogoro available in the Netherlands. And this will not just scooters available, but also the associated energy network and the replaceable batteries.

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November 19, 2015 | The Verge

First Click: Cars are the new gadgets

The Tesla Model X isn’t exactly small at 5,441 pounds, but it’s certainly mechanical, ingenious, and novel. The Gogoro Smartscooter’s no slouch on the innovation front, either, but it still won’t fit inside your pocket. Nevertheless, they certainly share all the hallmarks of gadgets.

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November 18, 2015 | The Verge

First Click: Go go Gogoro

Remember that sense of want you felt as a kid? A feeling so overwhelming that it was pointless trying to distinguish it from need? I have that again, probably for the first time since the original iPhone was announced almost 9 years ago.

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November 17, 2015 | The Verge

Gogoro's awesome electric scooter is coming to Europe next year, Amsterdam first

Gogoro, the all-electric, Bluetooth-connected scooter designed in large part by former HTC staff, has announced its first launch beyond its home market of Taiwan: Amsterdam, a city well known for its love of two-wheeled things.

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November 17, 2015 | Forbes

Electric Scooter Maker Gogoro Expands To Europe, Closes $130 Million Investment

Horace Luke has a lot on his plate. Just a few months after the Taipei launch, Luke is bringing his Gogoro smart scooter and battery swapping stations to Amsterdam.

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November 17,2015 | Engadget

Gogoro rides its battery-swapping electric scooter into Amsterdam

After launching in the scooter-drenched city of Taipei, Taiwan, Gogoro is setting its sights on Europe; Amsterdam specifically. Today the company announced that it's headed for the capital of the Netherlands in the first part of 2016.

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November 17, 2015 | Recode

Gogoro, the ‘Tesla of Scooters,’ Picks Amsterdam as Second Test City

Gogoro has chosen Amsterdam, a city with crowded streets and a culture of biking, as the next city to try out its electric scooter technology.

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November 17, 2015 | Techcrunch

Gogoro’s Electric Scooters Will Launch In Amsterdam Next

Gogoro, the smart scooter startup that has raised over $180 million in funding, has picked Amsterdam as its second launch city. The company’s electric scooters started shipping four months ago in Taipei, where it is based, after a pilot program.

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November 17, 2015 | FD, the Netherlands

Amsterdam gets changeable battery station for electric scooters

Taiwanese company Gogoro is beginning a trial of swappable batteries for electric scooters. The company wants install special stations around Amsterdam that provide fully charged batteries ready for electrical scooters.

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November 17, 2015 | Ansa, Italy

Electric scooters , low battery change at the gas station

Electric scooters with interchangeable batteries will debut in Europe starting next year in Amsterdam . This was announced today the Taiwanese company Gogoro in a statement on the occasion of the international cycle and motorcycle and accessories ( EICMA ) in Milan.

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July 25, 2015 | The Verge

Gogoro's first Smartscooters are now being delivered

On a wall inside the Gogoro Experience Center in Taipei, there's a big, neon-green sign proclaiming that the future is now. That bold declaration has never been truer than today, with Gogoro shipping out the first of its electric Smartscooters to preorder customers.

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July 25, 2015 | Mashable

Gogoro smart scooter launches in Taiwan, adds new models

The smartphone-connected scooter we told you about earlier this year, called the Gogoro, is finally shipping to consumers, potentially kicking off a new phase in mainstream convenience and usability for electric vehicles.

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July 24, 2015 | Fortune

Gogoro Smartscooter pre-orders begin shipping tomorrow

The company behind the Gogoro Smartscooter announces their intent to ship pre-orders as of this week. Customers that ordered the Gogoro Smartscooter earlier this year on pre-order can expect their shipments to begin as early as tomorrow.

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July 24, 2015 | SlashGear

Gogoro Smartscooter pre-orders begin shipping tomorrow

The company behind the Gogoro Smartscooter announces their intent to ship pre-orders as of this week. Customers that ordered the Gogoro Smartscooter earlier this year on pre-order can expect their shipments to begin as early as tomorrow.

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July 24, 2015 | TechCrunch

The First Gogoro Smartscooters Will Start Shipping Tomorrow

After raising $150 million dollars and operating in secrecy for three years, Gogoro finally told the world what they’re building: a smart electric scooter and a charging infrastructure to go with it.

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July 24, 2015 | Re/code

Gogoro’s First Scooters Hitting the Road in Taiwan

Gogoro, which aims to build a network of scooters and chargers in urban cities around the globe, plans to start delivering its first preordered scooters on Saturday.

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July 24, 2015 | Engadget

Gogoro starts shipping its Smartscooter in Taiwan

The Gogoro scooter is ready for the streets of Taipei. The company will starts shipping its electric Smartscooter to customers that preordered the bike today. The brainchild of former HTC executives, Gogoro became one of the darlings of CES 2015 with its swappable battery solution for its electric vehicle.

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July 20, 2015 | GreenBiz

This startup bets e-scooters can give urban power grids a makeover

Electrified scooters, bicycles and motorcycles are still a tough sell in North America. But it’s another matter entirely in urban economies across Asia, India and China, where the technology could play a big role in reshaping the power grid.

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July 2, 2015 | PSFK

PSFK, in partnership with HP Matter, speaks to Horace Luke, CEO of an urban energy distribution and management startup, about seeing limitation as inspiration

Innovation is the new currency in today’s Idea Economy. In recognition of the leaders who are disrupting our tech-driven world, the editors at thought leadership site PSFK.com partnered with HP Matter to create the Innovators Index, a roster of digital pioneers making a global impact. This week we’ve featured Horace Luke for his efforts to transform energy management and transportation in the world’s cities.

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April 15, 2015 | Forbes

The Tesla Of Scooters Is Driving Asia's Two Wheel Revolution

Horace Luke wanted to be the first person in Taiwan with a Tesla Model S when the gorgeous electric sedan debuted in 2012. Luke, the former chief innovation officer at smartphone maker HTC, is obsessed with beauty and function in all things. But his beloved Teslas were not sold in Taiwan (and still aren’t). He thought about importing one, but his girlfriend finally talked him out of it. With no home garage to charge it in, he’d have to juice it at the office and thus wouldn’t have use of it on the weekends.

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January 6, 2015 | Mashable

Best of CES 2015

Everyone thinks electric vehicles are a good idea, but who likes waiting hours for a recharge? Energy startup Gogoro aims to solve this problemby creating a system that allows people to quickly swap their electric vehicles' batteries …

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January 5, 2015 | CNET

Ex-HTCers bring their design chops to electric Smartscooter

Gogoro, a Taiwanese startup created to help shake up energy usage in big cities, boasts talent from HTC: Gogoro CEO Horace Luke served as HTC's chief innovation officer and Gogoro Chief Technology Officer…

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January 5, 2015 | Engadget

Former HTC execs unveil smart scooter plus a network of swappable batteries

One of the biggest barriers to owning an electric vehicle is that you have to charge it, often for hours, before taking it for a spin. But what if you could swap out its depleted battery for a fully charged one in seconds…

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January 5, 2015 | Fast Company

This Startup Wants To Turn Your City Into An Electric Scooter Heaven

The world's cities are rapidly getting larger. By 2050, more than 70% of the world's population will live in urban areas. All of those people will need effective, reliable transportation—and unless we want to live on …

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January 5, 2015 | Forbes

Meet Gogoro, the Electric Scooter Coming to a Megacity Near You

Horace Luke has spent much of his career building cutting edge consumer gadgets at Microsoft’s Xbox division and smartphone-maker HTC. But he got bored. Now he’s raised almost $150 million to try…

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January 5, 2015 | Mashable

The scooter that could be the future of electric vehicles

Energy startup Gogoro aims to solve this problem by creating a system that allows people to quickly swap their electric vehicles' batteries rather than waiting to recharge. The company unveiled its plan for a network…

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January 5, 2015 | Re/Code

Well-Heeled Gogoro Unveils Plan to Cover Cities With Scooters and Battery-Swapping Kiosks

Gogoro, the startup founded by former HTC executive Horace Luke, is finally ready to show off what it has spent the past several years working on…

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January 5, 2015 | The Verge

Meet Gogoro, the outrageous electric scooter of the future

Taiwanese startup Gogoro is making news today after four years operating in stealth, revealing an electric scooter designed for commuters along with a ridiculously ambitious plan to power it. You don’t plug the...

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October 30, 2014 | Gigaom

Introducing Gogoro, a startup with a consumer energy product for megacities & $100M in funding

A product guru who helped bring the world the Xbox and the Pocket PC has now launched a new startup focused on energy, data and megacities. Horace Luke, who was previously the chief innovation officer at HTC and worked for almost a decade at Microsoft...

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October 30, 2014 | Re/code

Former HTC Exec Raises Huge War Chest to Launch Gogoro, a Smart City Startup

Gogoro, a Taiwanese startup led by former HTC executive Horace Luke, has quietly amassed tens of millions of dollars to build a device around energy management...

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October 30, 2014 | The Verge

Mysterious smart energy company raises $150 million, led by ex-HTC executive

Taiwanese firm Gogoro came out of stealth mode this morning — sort of — announcing in very broad, vague terms that it's looking to "utilize the power of mobile connectivity and data analytics to transform energy distribution and management in the world's cities...

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October 30, 2014 | SlashGear

Gogoro teases big battery plans for smarter city travel

Power: it's something none of us can do without, both the enabling and limiting factor of everything from smartphones through to electric vehicles, and it's ripe for a revolution...

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