Taiwan’s battery-swapping infrastructure provider Gogoro is one of several companies helping those in Asia make the switch to electric vehicles (EVs).
Battery-swapping has not quite caught on in the West due to the difficulty of implementing it for electric cars, according to Bloomberg. However, it’s an ideal solution for Asia with the ubiquity of two- and three-wheelers throughout the region.
Switching out depleted batteries for new ones is quick and easy, while they also help alleviate range anxiety and push broader EV adoption.
In India, almost 80% of vehicles sold are two-wheelers, while motorcycles and rickshaws are responsible for about one third of fuel consumption on the road, Bloomberg cited clean energy research group BloombergNEF as saying. Getting these vehicles to go electric could greatly help reduce emissions.