Gogoro CrossOver Launch In December: The Company’s 1st Scooter In India
After its launch in December, people will start buying the Gogoro CrossOver scooter in early 2024. At first, they will make a lot of these scooters for business customers like Zomato and Swiggy. They will also give some to Zypp Electric, a company that only uses electric vehicles for deliveries. Later on, Gogoro plans to make new versions of the CrossOver for everyday riders.
The company is spending about $1.5 billion (around Rs 12,300 crore) in Maharashtra. The scooter is designed to carry a lot of things. It has a strong steel frame.
This scooter is longer than other Gogoro scooters, with a wheelbase of 1,400 mm. You can put things on the back, on the flat part where you stand, and in the front. It has a big light in the front with a metal piece over it.
You can add a rack to the front using this metal piece. The flat area where you stand is quite large and can hold a lot of stuff.
specifications and performance of the Gogoro CrossOver
The Gogoro CrossOver scooter has a suspension system with front telescopic forks and two shock absorbers at the back. It rides on 12-inch wheels. For stopping, it uses a 220 mm disc brake at the front and a 180 mm one at the back. The scooter is 142 mm above the ground and weighs 126 kg, including its batteries.
It has two batteries, each weighing about 10 kg. These batteries can be quickly changed in just 6 seconds, which is really fast. This quick swap feature is great for delivery workers because it means they can work more hours without stopping, helping them earn more money. The specific motor to be used in the CrossOver scooter in India hasn’t been announced yet. In other countries, it has a liquid-cooled motor that can produce up to 7 kW (9.51 horsepower) and a maximum torque of 26.6 Nm.
We’re still waiting to see if regular customers can buy the same model. For business customers, each battery might have a capacity of 1.6 kWh. This business version will have a weaker motor, making about 3 kW (4 horsepower). Its top speed might be between 60-65 km/h, and it could travel about 100 km on a full charge.
Gogoro is focusing on using parts made locally. This will help make their scooters more affordable in India. The cost of owning one could be lowered even more if they offer recharged batteries as a service. Gogoro is also planning to grow its network of places where you can swap batteries. Right now, they are working with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) to set up these battery-swapping stations.