Published on January 30th, 2022 | by Aaron Fernandez0
Yamaha launches new electric scooter with battery swapping technology
Yamaha Motor has announced the launch of the EMF electric scooter in Taiwan in March 2022. It will feature new battery swapping technology through its ongoing collaboration with Gogoro Inc.
The Yamaha EC-05 launched for Taiwan in 2019 was an OEM model designed by Yamaha Motor based on the platform of a Gogoro production vehicle. This was the first collaboration between the two companies.
The EMF’s chassis was designed by Yamaha Motor’s local subsidiary of Yamaha Motor R&D Taiwan Co., Ltd. based on the Gogoro Design Kit, and will be produced and marketed by Yamaha Motor Taiwan Co., Ltd. The EMF’s unique design sets it apart from other two-wheeled EV’s to date with its smaller wheels that give it better acceleration.
“Gogoro is excited to be supporting Yamaha’s growing portfolio of Gogoro-powered vehicles and we look forward to their new Taiwan customers using Gogoro’s battery swapping,” said Horace Luke, founder and CEO, Gogoro Inc. “Yamaha and Gogoro remain committed to bringing better and more sustainable transportation solutions to market that integrate Yamaha’s incredible vehicle design and engineering together with Gogoro’s leading battery swapping.”
In July of last year, Yamaha Motor reviewed its Yamaha Motor Group Environmental Plan 2050 that was originally formulated in 2018. The company is aiming for carbon neutrality throughout all of its business activities—including across the life cycles of its products—by 2050. One of its goals is to reduce Scope 3 (Use of sold products) CO2 emissions by 90% by 2050 compared to 2010’s levels. The EMF is a strategic vehicle that aims to achieve this goal when it is introduced to the market.