ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter

Yamaha aims to develop electric scooters with Taiwan's Gogoro

Rivals poised to join forces to ride island's green-vehicle wave

A woman swaps the batteries of her electric scooter at a Gogoro charging station in Taipei.
A woman swaps the batteries of her electric scooter at a Gogoro charging station in Taipei.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Yamaha Motor hopes to jointly develop electric scooters with Taiwanese producer Gogoro, to be launched on the island next summer as the Japanese motorcycle builder seeks to tap environmental efforts there.

Yamaha said Tuesday that the two sides have entered negotiations with an aim to sign a pact by year's end. Under the proposed partnership, Yamaha will design the scooters that Gogoro will manufacture using its own electronic platform. The vehicles will use batteries that can be swapped at Gogoro's more than 750 recharging stations in Taiwan. The scooters will be sold by the Japanese company.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more