Gogoro and Yadi, Dachangjiang started in May this yearcooperate, And now finally ushered in substantial results. Earlier the three parties announced that they would launch Gogoro’s battery exchange system in Hangzhou under the “Exchange” brand. The number of the first batch of power exchange stations will reach 45, and the official goal is to increase to 80 before the end of 2021, and expand the power exchange network to more domestic cities in 2022. “The exchange utilizes Gogoro’s world-leading battery exchange system. Through cooperation with the world’s leading electric two-wheeler manufacturer Yadea and China’s largest gas two-wheeler manufacturer Dachangjiang, we are providing safe and convenient for people in Hangzhou. Electric mobility services will be provided to hundreds of millions of urban riders in China and around the world in the future.” said Gogoro CEO Lu Xuesen.
Not surprisingly, in this cooperation, Yadi and Dachang have also designed a brand new vehicle based on the “replacement” system. Among them, two of Yadea’s “Battery Replacement Beasts” have announced some product details. They have a battery life of more than 131 kilometers, support mobile phone unlocking, and can avoid live operation when changing batteries. The price starts at 3,499 yuan. In recent years, China has issued new regulations specifically prohibiting irregular charging of riding electric vehicles. Under such a premise, there is indeed more room for development of substation services with independent outdoor spaces and relatively more controllable safety risks than in the past. However, the future prospect of “swap” depends largely on the scale of the entire power swap network. After all, there are big differences in the magnitude of cities. Whether Gogoro’s success in Taiwan can be replicated to the mainland, you can wait and see.