Gogoro announced it would enter the Israel market with an electric motorcycle and battery-swapping network. In Israel, Gogoro will have local partners Metro Motor and Paz Group to introduce its battery-swapping and Smartscooters platform in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area this summer.
Metro Motor is a distributor of two-wheeled vehicles from Israel, while Paz Group is a gas and energy company.
“We are proud to announce our collaboration with Gogoro and excited to begin marketing their innovative Smartscooters in Israel. The introduction of Gogoro into the Israeli market is excellent news for two-wheeler enthusiasts and is likely to be a significant growth engine for the company,” said Gadi Aviram, chairman of the board for Metro Motor.
Under the partnership, Paz Group will be in charge of the battery-swapping platform in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area this summer.
The expansion strategy to other countries is carried out by cooperating with local partners who are already established in that country.
Previously Gogoro had partnered with India’s Hero MotoCorp and Chinese vehicle makers Yadea and Dachangjiang. In Indonesia, Gogoro also launched a pilot program in Indonesia with ride-hailing company Gojek.
There are more than 465,000 Gogoro users in Taiwan. Gogoro users take advantage of 2,268 battery-swapping services across the country.
Every day the battery-swapping service serves 350,000 battery replacements. To date, the battery-swapping service has served 275 million battery replacements.