Gogoro announced today that its Eeyo 1s is now available for sale in France, the smart-alecky electrical bike’s firstly European busines. Another prototype, the Eeyo 1, will launch over the next few months in France, Belgium, Monaco, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic.
In France, the Eeyo 1s can be purchased through Fnac, Darty or, in Paris, Les Cyclistes Branches. The Eeyo 1s is priced at EUR4 699 including VAT, while the the Eeyo 1 will be priced at EUR4 599, also including VAT.
The weight of Eeyo bikes is one of their key selling items and Gogoro says they are about half the value of most other e-bikes. The Eeyo 1s weighs 11.9 kg and the Eeyo 1 clocks in at 12.4 kg. Both have carbon fiber formulates and crotches, but the Eeyo 1s’ tush post, handlebars and rims are also carbon fiber, while on the Eeyo 1 they are made with an alloy.
Based in Taiwan, Gogoro first introduced its Eeyo lineup in May, realizing them available for sale in the U.S. first. The e-bikes are the company’s second type of vehicle after its SmartScooters, electric scooters that are powered by swappable artilleries. The Eeyo bike’s key technology is the SmartWheel, a self-contained hub that integrates its motor, artillery, sensor and smart connectivity technology so it can be paired with a smartphone app.
In an interview for the Eeyo’s launch, Gogoro co-founder and chief executive Horace Luke said the company began planning for Eeyo’s launch in 2019, before the COVID-1 9 pandemic. While sale of e-bikes were already ripening steadily before COVID-1 9, the pandemic has accelerated sales of e-bikes as beings escape public transportation and stay closer to home. Several metropolis have also closed some streets to car congestion, originating equestrians more willing to use bikes for short-lived travels and exercise.
Founded in 2011 and backed by investors including Temasek, Sumitomo Corporation, Panasonic, the National Development Fund of Taiwan and Generation( the sustainable tech store led by onetime vice president Al Gore ), Gogoro is best known for its electrical scooters, but it is also working on a turnkey answer for energy-efficient vehicles to license to other fellowships, with the goal of reducing carbon emissions in municipalities around the world.
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