Uber Eats Teams Up with Gogoro in Taiwan for a $30 Million Eco-Friendly Delivery Project
Gogoro Inc. and Uber Eats Taiwan are teaming up to help delivery folks switch to electric scooters. They’re making it easier and cheaper for them to make the change. The plan is called the Green Delivery Program and it aims to encourage delivery partners to use eco-friendly scooters.
The partnership will last for two years and it’s worth about US$30 million from both companies. Those in the program will get discounts on new Gogoro Smartscooters and access to battery swapping. Plus, they’ll get bonuses for making deliveries using these scooters.
By the end of 2025, Uber Eats hopes that 40% of all deliveries in Taiwan will be made using electric scooters, which is double the current rate of 20%.
Gogoro’s CEO and founder, Horace Luke, highlighted the importance of this partnership in tackling the urgent need for cleaner urban transportation, emphasizing that encouraging delivery riders to switch to smart, sustainable electric vehicles can hasten the positive environmental effects of urban areas.
Uber Eats Taiwan’s general manager, Chai Lee, reaffirmed the company’s commitment to helping delivery partners make the switch to electric scooters as easy and affordable as possible. Noting that delivery partners have responded positively to Gogoro’s EV scooters and battery-swapping technology, Lee highlighted the program’s potential to improve air quality throughout Taiwan and to support Uber Eats’ overarching goal of having emissions-free deliveries by 2040.
This collaborative effort is a further demonstration of Gogoro and Uber Eats’ increased commitment to promoting a more sustainable future for Taiwan. Earlier in the year, the businesses unveiled efforts for discounted pricing, which delivery partners quickly accepted.
The displacement of oil by two- and three-wheel EVs is notably five times greater than that of four-wheel passenger EVs, as Gogoro’s research highlights the significant impact of two-wheel EV adoption, particularly in regions like Asia and Africa where two- and three-wheelers serve as primary modes of transportation and delivery. With policy support, evolving consumer acceptance, advancements in battery technology, and compelling vehicle models, the trend of adopting two- and three-wheel EVs is expected to gain further momentum, significantly aiding sustainability efforts.