The Final Stage Before Commercialization: Battery-Swapping Pilot in Metro Manila

To introduce Gogoro Smartscooters and battery-swapping technology to Filipino consumers, Gogoro formed a partnership with the largest venture builder in the Philippines, Globe Group's 917Ventures and the country’s oldest conglomerate, Ayala Corporation this April. In anticipation of a highly awaited public launch, we welcomed over 60 Globe Group employees as the first group of Smartscooter riders in Metro Manila.

This represents the final step before Gogoro Smartscooters and battery-swapping officially become available to Filipino consumers. Let's take a look back at the exciting day when our pilot participants picked up their Smartscooters and experienced their first battery swaps at the first Gogoro Battery Swapping Station in Manila under Globe Tower.

A row of brand new Gogoro 2 Series Smartscooters eagerly awaiting their new riders!


Bernie Llamzon, CEO of Gogoro Philippines (middle) reviewing plans for Smartscooter pickup.


Team members provide hands-on Smartscooter training to pilot participants.


A pilot participant shows off her Gogoro Keycard, which unlocks a Smartscooter with a tap.


A pilot participant gets acquainted with their new ride.


Globe employees chosen to be pilot participants show off their Gogoro 2 Series Smartscooters.


A pilot participant rides off after a successful pickup.


A pilot participant is excited for their first battery swap at a Gogoro Battery Swapping Station.


A pilot participant swaps her first Smart Battery - full charge in seconds.


Ending the day with a swap! A rider holds a Smart Battery, ready to Swap And Go.