You’ve probably seen a number of articles that talk about the many benefits of renting electric vehicles: the contribution to environmental maintenance, the reduction of pollution that causes so many health problems for people who live in the city center, save fuel, etc. Today we will talk about one of the most popular and professional electric vehicles, but also by thousands of tourists who want to enjoy their vacation spot with two wheels: electric scooters.
Yamaha’s Electric Scooter Unveiling in 2019
This is a global phenomenon. Today, we can see hundreds of people deciding to drive around the city quickly and environmentally friendly. And if you go around and ask people who use this transportation, they will tell you the same thing. Like a spell. Everyone talks about relaxation which means moving in this way, where for example, on a bicycle, you are not tired or conscious, it is safer and also more practical.
Let’s see now some of the main advantages of choosing to buy or rent an electric scooter:
- Storage space: Electric scooters have space under the seat that allows us to carry bags, packages, or backpacks comfortably.
- Fuel savings: One of the big advantages of electric scooters is very important for the end consumer pocket: significant fuel savings.
- Ecology and respect for the environment: Every time we rent an electric scooter, we contribute to the ecological spirit that should be in our daily lives.
- Lower maintenance costs: Among many other differences with gasoline engines, electric motors do not need to spend time or money on maintenance tasks such as oil changes, filters, etc. For example, Yamaha scooter OEM parts are widely available in the market.
- Lower acoustic impact: Although some electric scooter detractors use the argument that “it does not make noise” we must take into account that noise pollution is one of the serious problems of urban society today. It has been shown that street noise reduces between 30% and 40% productivity of people working in the environment but, besides, the constant noise experienced by motorbike riders influences their concentration on the road over time.
The enthusiasm for mobilizing this efficient, fun and environmentally friendly way has been so great that the companies operating these public services have expanded to regions, especially in Europe and East Asia.
Collaboration between Yamaha and Gogoro as a bright prospect for the spread of electric scooters.
Yamaha and Gogoro have reached an agreement to jointly develop and produce “scooter” electric motors equipped with interchangeable battery systems. This partnership will enable the two companies to go further into the light electric vehicle sector: Taiwanese producer Gogoro already has a battery exchange infrastructure in Taiwan, while Yamaha has just introduced a new line of electric bicycles.
Collaboration between Gogoro and Yamaha will begin in Taiwan, where sales of these types of vehicles are growing at an accelerated rate and do not appear to have ceilings. In this way, the alliance will benefit from Gogoro’s strong position in the local market, where sales are comparable to large manufacturers including those producing best motocross mods, and from Yamaha’s brand expertise and image, one of the most famous motorcycle brands in the world.
The ultimate goal of this agreement is to launch a new electric motorbike designed by Yamaha, thinking about its use in the urban environment, and using most of Gogoro’s electrical technology. The final product will be launched with the Yamaha logo, so the electric scooter will benefit from the marketing strategy and brand image of the three tuning forks.
This collaboration with Gogoro in the Taiwan market will not only increase customer mobility options but Yamaha believes that sharing a sophisticated battery exchange system enables them to embrace challenges and create new markets for its mobility services and OEM motorcycle parts.
Gogoro currently has 750 battery exchange stations in Taiwan available to its customers. Users of the Gogoro electric motorbike can, once their batteries run out, approach the station, pick up a charged battery and continue the journey, leaving the used battery in its place. The station automatically manages used battery recharges and even allows a second battery to be removed if the user needs to increase the electric scooter’s range. So far, more than 17 million battery exchanges have been carried out at Gogoro stations.