Gogoro, the Taiwan-based EV manufacturer, is gearing up to launch its new CrossOver electric scooter in India, with prices to be announced on December 12, 2023. Unveiled in October, the upcoming EV will be the first offering from the two-wheeler brand for India, and is built for all roads and no roads.
Touted as the 'two-wheeled SUV', the Gogoro CrossOver appears rugged and practical with elements, such as 12-inch wheels shod with Maxxis dual-purpose tyres, fork gaiters on the front suspension, split-type seats, an extended LED headlight with a shroud that also acts as a load bearer, as well as built-in cargo compartments. Interestingly, the scooter gets a feature where the pillion seat folds to become a backrest, thereby enabling more storage space. Optional extras are top cases, panniers, and front & rear luggage racks.
Based on a new steel tubular frame ensuring increased body rigidity and providing extra storage options, the CrossOver is equipped with a telescopic fork at the front and twin shock absorbers at the rear. Braking duties are handled by a 220mm disc at the front and a 180mm disc at the rear.
Gogoro CrossOver: Battery
The Gogoro CrossOver gets two battery packs, each weighing a little more than 10 kilograms. These can be swapped out and recharged at the battery-swapping stations. Power, meanwhile, comes from a 7.6kW electric motor; however, the company has yet to disclose the riding range and the charging time of the electric scooter. For reference, the global version features a liquid-cooled motor with 9bhp and 27Nm of peak torque.
Gogoro CrossOver: Dimensions
In terms of dimensions, the electric scooter tips the scales at 126 kilograms (kerb weight, including batteries). Meanwhile, the ground clearance stands at 142mm. While the exact figure hasn't been disclosed, the scooter will have more than 1,400mm-long wheelbase.
Gogoro CrossOver: Features
Features-wise, the Gogoro CrossOver comes with a colour display with smartphone connectivity, displaying ride-related information. Also on offer will be a traction control system as standard, OTA updates, and optional cruise control. With all this, we expect the brand to offer its upcoming product at an affordable price.
The production of the CrossOver is already underway in Maharashtra, where the Taiwanese company promised to invest $ 1.5 billion for manufacturing battery packs/vehicles and establishing battery swap stations. Besides, Gogoro has also partnered with Zypp Electric, Swiggy, and Zomato to help drive and accelerate EV adoption in the last-mile transportation sector.
What's more, Gogoro's partner, Hero MotoCorp is already making an all-new scooter using the former's tech platform and swappable batteries.