Gogoro launches Viva electric scooter for daily commute

It's colorful, lightweight, and smart

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Gogoro Viva; Gogoro

Viva is the latest addition to the fleet of smart electric scooters sold by the Taiwanese company Gogoro. The idea is to provide a green alternative to the small scooter market presently dominated by gas scooters in the 50-100cc range.

Gogoro Viva design

Made from recyclable solid-core polypropylene, the body of the Gogoro Viva is resistant to scratches. Including the battery, it weighs a mere 80 kg. It comes in five different color options.

The scooter runs on 10-inch wheels. A low maintenance, integrated hub motor delivers a top speed of 50 km/h. Other features include dual hydraulic disk brakes, LED lights across head, tail and turn, and 21.6 liters of storage space underneath the seat, which is itself placed at a height of 25 inches.

Gogoro Viva battery and range

The scooter is aimed at daily city commuters and provides a range of around 85 km on a single charge. More than 1400 battery swapping points, called GoStation, have been installed around Taiwan for easier availability of charged batteries within seconds.

Smart features

The Gogora Viva flaunts an NFC-based smart key card, called the iQ Smart Keycard, which can be used to unlock and start the scooter with a tap.

A connected smartphone brings in security features like security code, and fingerprint and facial recognition in order to access the ride. The companion app running on the smartphone can also locate the nearest GoStation and display or monitor other metrics related to the scooter.

To quote Gogoro’s founder and CEO Horace Luke,

“VIVA was created to live at the intersection of urban transportation and self-expression and designed to empower a new era of commuters around the world to make cleaner sustainable energy choices. We are always looking for opportunities to create solutions that enable broader access to sustainable urban transportation and this smaller lightweight category of polluting 50-100cc gas scooters was a natural segment to introduce a Gogoro Smartscooter.”

Gogoro Viva availability

Taiwan will be the first one to get the Gogoro Viva (no surprises there), starting next month. They should start rolling out to the rest of the world sometime next year.

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