Yamaha makes use of Gogoro drive tech for EC-05 electrical scooter in Taiwan, August 2019 launch date
Electrical automobiles are upon us, prefer it or not, and Yamaha is taking steps ahead with the Yamaha EC-05 electrical scooter (e-scooter), utilizing expertise from Gogoro, a Taiwanese e-scooter maker. Claiming improved vary and efficiency from Gogoro’s giant format 2170 lithium-ion battery cells, Yamaha will probably be releasing the EC-05 for the Taiwan market in August, 2019.
Gogoro started in Taiwan with swappable battery packs for e-scooters, permitting for riders to shortly replenish depleted batteries and lengthen using vary. Gogoro has additionally pioneered e-scooter battery swapping in European cities reminiscent of Berlin and Paris, in partnership with Bosch.
In partnership with Yamaha, Gogoro will probably be offering swappable battery packs for the EC-05, permitting Yamaha to benefit from Gogoro’s in depth community of charging and battery swapping stations. Notably, Gogoro’s 7% market share of the Taiwan e-scooter market is within the industrial supply sector, with rivals Kymco and Sym masking the lion’s share of the home scooter phase.
Whereas no actual efficiency numbers for the EC-05 have been launched, the Gogoro three e-scooter is claimed to achieve a prime pace of 82 km/h for the bottom mannequin, whereas the Gogoro three Plus reaches 86 km/h. Energy comes from a six kilowatt mid-drive motor that produces 180 Nm of torque on the rear wheel – to place issues in perspective, the 2019 Harley-Davidson Fats Boy with the Milwaukee eight 107 engine places out 145 Nm.
When it comes to market growth, Malaysia’s ASEAN neighbours, notably Thailand and Indonesia, have taken progressive measures to encourage the take up of e-scooters within the respective nations particularly in dense city areas. This features a pilot venture by Honda for the Honda PCX Electrical within the Philippines and Indonesia, with lease gross sales already begun in Japan.
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