Gogoro’s innovative and diversified business model is highlighted as a positive example for Taiwan start-up companies.
Taiwan’s President Tsai presented the award to Horace Luke, founder and CEO of Gogoro.
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - October 19, 2021 - Taiwan’s National Development Council awarded Gogoro with the "NEXT BIG National Creative Brand Award" at an award ceremony in Taipei today. Taiwan’s President Tsai was specially invited to attend and present the award to Horace Luke, founder and CEO of Gogoro. The award was given to Gogoro based on its success in Taiwan accelerating smart urban transportation and sustainable energy through its innovative business model and battery swapping platform.
“Recognized as a positive model of entrepreneurship in Taiwan is a great honor and encouragement for Gogoro. Thank you to the Taiwan government for its unwavering support for the startup community in Taiwan,” said Luke.
The NEXT BIG project was launched in 2020 by Taiwan’s National Development Council, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Ministry of Science and Technology. Nine award recipients are jointly nominated by Taiwan’s startup community and industry leaders, including Gogoro, as the “NEXT BIG National Creative Brands"; The National Development Council anticipated each company to demonstrate their industry leadership to the world inspiring new generations of Taiwanese entrepreneurs to innovate and enter the world stage.
Minister Kung Ming-Hsin of the National Development Council pointed out that in the past, many entrepreneurs laid a solid foundation for Taiwan's industrial development, but now a new generation of entrepreneurs is demonstrating Taiwan’s new start-up ecosystem to impress the world. The winners of "NEXT BIG National Creative Brand Award" are all rising stars of Taiwan's innovation and development. The National Development Council will use multiple channels to make NEXT BIG's story and spirit visible at home and abroad. It is also integrating resources to expand in overseas markets to promote more opportunities for international cooperation.
"Gogoro is honored to be a NEXT BIG award recipient because Taiwan is such a fertile ground for entrepreneurs and innovators, with the most complete supply chain in the world, and a gathering of the best talent,” said Luke. “Gogoro uses innovation to change the way people use energy. Since the launch of Gogoro’s smart electric scooter in 2015, it has not only broken the imagination of electric scooters, but the Gogoro Network is currently the largest battery swapping network in the world. Thank you to the government for its affirmation of Gogoro’s success in Taiwan and its future growth overseas.
Gogoro is Leading the development of Taiwan's smart energy services
Gogoro was founded in Taiwan in 2011 and now has more than 410,000 monthly subscribers and more than 210 million battery swaps to date. In addition, Gogoro riders have eliminated more than 330 million kilograms of CO2 emissions. The Gogoro Network is an open platform for battery swapping and smart mobility services, delivering a fresh alternative to legacy fuel. Gogoro Network creates a new generation of swappable battery refueling that is smart, scalable, and continually optimizing itself to be dynamic and versatile for people, communities, and businesses. The Powered by Gogoro Network Program gives Gogoro’s vehicle maker partners access to Gogoro innovations including its intelligent drivetrains and controllers, components, and smart systems, so they can develop and roll out unique electric vehicles that integrate with Gogoro Network battery swapping.
In addition, as Gogoro’s smart electric vehicles become more and more complete, it is not only bringing thousands of job opportunities to Taiwan, but also highlights many hidden champions in Taiwan's industries. In the future, Gogoro will provide smarter energy use methods for the global market.