“To reinvent an industry, everything has to be re-imagined.”
There is no better way to encapsulate Gogoro’s Smartscooter rider experience than reiterating the company’s mantra: “Your job is to enjoy the ride, our job is to make it better.” From Gogoro’s 95 km/hour max speed to its digital throttle taking riders 0-50 km/hr in 4.20 seconds, the company’s Smartscooter is the new standard in high-performance electric vehicles. No longer is peak performance and eco-friendly transportation seen as an engineering impossibility. Gogoro has designed the most sophisticated, customizable smart electric scooter riding experience all at a reasonable price. To better illustrate Gogoro’s mission to “re-imagine the rider experience,” this product review focuses on the smart technology of its electric scooter.
Inspired by jet fighter landing gear in the front and a multi-link suspension in the back, Gogoro’s smart features are poised to reinvent an entire industry. From light sensors to smart systems, The electric scooter has 80 sensors working together. They are constantly communicating with a cloud network. With 10 minute updates, a rider can track everything from trip details to diagnostic information. The keyless control system locks and unlocks your Smartscooter with an IOS/Android smartphone or an Apple watch. As for an optimal riding experience, one click of a green button located at the bottom of your throttle engages the scooter’s “smart button.” Once in smart mode, your electric scooter is automatically adjusted for torque, optimized for power, and dims lights to help you go further and have fun. The smart mode is rather visionary because it not only analyzes riding patterns but more importantly, adjusts the Smartscooter’s power to make your trip smoother, more energy-efficient and comfortable – all while maximizing the time before needing a battery swap. All this means is you get to travel 12.5% further.
“You’re one of a kind. Every ride should be one of kind.”
The sky is the limit when it comes to the Gogoro Smartscooter. When planning a road trip, especially on an electric scooter, there is nothing more worrisome than having road troubles, not having enough power to make it to the final destination, or better yet, theft of your Smartscooter. Gogoro’s proprietary IQ System ensures a worry-free experience by managing all digital components on your Smartscooter. Able to speak to your Gogoro App, it automatically sets your energy efficiency. Feel free to turn it off if you need more boosting power during your trip.
Regenerative breaking is yet another feature that helps control reserve energy during longer trips. With Gogoro’s App habitually tracking performance stats, you can easily hit the road with the utmost confidence. If any maintenance issues are detected, the IQ system immediately alerts the rider and if needed, even reserves an appointment to get your electric scooter serviced immediately. Why thank you! If that wasn’t convenient enough, a rider can analyze stats to see patterns in speed, commute length, and energy usage – all for the sake of making adjustments for the next trip.
“Secure, hack-proof, and absolutely beautiful.”
Powered by the IQ system and using Bluetooth technology, the smart key is ultra thin and always knows it’s you. The smart key works collaboratively with the smart lock ensuring that you can only start the electric scooter and if you forget it, the IQ System (with its high IQ) locks it automatically on your behalf. There is nothing more humbling or worrisome than forgetting where you parked your vehicle, whether it got towed, or where it’s located in a parking garage. Gogoro says not to worry. The App will find it for you.
Final thoughts on Gogoro’s Smartscooter:
If you’re looking for an eco-friendly mode of transportation that is truly innovative, there is no better choice than Gogoro’s Smartscooter. The company has been perfecting its electric scooter since 2011 and the founders: obsessed with energy management, smart mobility, and connectivity. With GoStations all over the city and fully charged twin batteries yielding close to 100 km worth of travel, there is no better choice for responsible transportation.