Globe Group said Monday the first batch of Taiwan’s Gogoro smartscooters, batteries and swapping stations arrived in the Philippines in preparation for its rollout.
Globe said that as part of Gogoro’s partnership with 917Ventures and Ayala Corp., an initial 100 Smartscooters, 400 smart batteries and seven GoStations arrived in the Philippines.
“We are excited about this pilot rollout as it will not only address the need for more sustainable transportation options but also contribute to the overall goal of creating a greener future for Metro Manila and the entire country,” 917Ventures managing director Vince Yamat said.
“We are looking forward to seeing the positive impact this project will have on the Philippines,” he said.
Globe said the alternative form of transportation would be piloted for the logistics and last-mile delivery industry in Metro Manila in the first quarter of 2023.
Its success is expected to pave the way for a new sustainable business model in other Philippine cities. Relevant details will be disclosed in due course.