Manila, Philippines – Driven by the official entry of Taiwanese tech company, Gogoro, into the Philippine market, Globe Group’s 917Ventures and Philippine conglomerate Ayala Corporation have entered into a tripartite partnership with the former to launch its Gogoro Smartscooters® and battery-swapping technology in the Philippines. 

Gogoro is a company that has transformed two-wheel mobility in Taiwan and fostered a new smart mobility industry with a network of eco-friendly businesses and end-users.

The company is bringing the said ecosystem to the Philippines and is committed to replicating its success in Taiwan. Gogoro is currently managing 540,000 riders and has deployed more than 1 million smart batteries at 12,000 battery-swapping stations.

“We in the Globe Group are very proud to bring Gogoro Smartscooters® and battery-swapping to the Philippines, a transport ecosystem that marries mobility innovation and sustainability,” said Ernest Cu, Globe Group President and CEO. “This year, Filipinos will have access to these electric [two-wheel] vehicles and Gogoro’s convenient and cost-efficient battery-swapping technology, another first in the Philippines.”

In a ceremonial launch at Globe’s headquarters, the three companies have announced that Gogoro’s Smartscooters® and Battery-Swapping tech would be both available publicly by Q4 2023.

Horace Luke, Founder and CEO of Gogoro, commented, “Our partnership with the Globe Group and Ayala Corporation in the Philippines is a major milestone in our mission to transform urban transportation and provide an accessible path for riders to adopt sustainable urban mobility and play a key role in battling climate change and making the world better for all.”

“We look forward to working together to deliver a sustainable transport system that will improve air quality, reduce carbon emissions, and provide a superior riding experience for consumers in the Philippines,” added Luke. 

Globe’s Cu further said that the shift to EVs, particularly deploying Gogoro’s battery-swapping system, will go a long way, alongside sustained government support, to allow private sector initiatives to prosper. 

“Sustainable transportation projects are, after all, aligned with the government’s long-term agenda to promote environment-friendly transport options and foster digitalization as mobility needs of Filipino individuals and businesses rise,” said Cu.

In addition to Taiwan and the Philippines, Gogoro is also operating in China, India, Japan, Indonesia, Korea, and Israel.