Supply chain
Gogoro to offer e-scooter rental services
Yihan Li, Taoyuan; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES

Electric scooter (e-scooter) vendor Gogoro will launch GoShare, e-scooters offered for sharing on a rental basis, in Taoyuan City, northern Taiwan, in mid-August 2019, according to company CEO Horace Luke.

It will be the first time for Gogoro - which has been only selling e-scooters - to offer rental services, Luke said.

GoShare users have to upload mobile phone numbers, scooter driver licenses, personal ID cards and photos via GoShare app, and the app will finish AI-based examination of such information in three minutes. The app will then let them know where rental e-scooters are available, with the designation of available e-scooters depending on users' riding needs such as running distance and direction. There is no mileage restriction using the e-scooters, but users have to return them to designated areas within the city. Rental rates will be announced in late July or early August.

The service will be extended to other cities in Taiwan and abroad, Gogoro noted.

E-scooters developed by Gogoro

Gogoro e-scooters
Photo: Yihan Li, Digitimes, July 2019

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