Electric scooter manufacturer Gogoro has unveiled a prototype lithium ceramic solid-state battery for two-wheel battery swapping. The prototype, jointly developed by Gogoro and solid-state battery specialist ProLogium Technology, integrates with Gogoro’s existing vehicles and battery swap network.
The prototype presented looks unspectacular due to its integration into the battery exchange network; it can only be distinguished from the black and green exchange batteries by its labelling. In addition to the Gogoro logo, the ProLogium lettering can also be seen on it – and the reference to the energy content of 2.5 kWh.
This is also the only concrete figure that Gogoro gives for the new development: the current exchange batteries with lithium-ion technology and liquid electrolyte have an energy content of 1.7 kWh. With the solid-state batteries, Gogoro estimates that capacity will increase to those 2.5 kWh (i.e., by 47 per cent). Since it’s still an estimate, according to the release, there doesn’t appear to be a final figure yet – it’s also not yet known when the batteries will be added to the exchange system.
“Gogoro is unveiling the world’s first solid-state battery for two-wheel battery swapping because it’s imperative we take advantage of the latest battery innovations to introduce a new era of electric transportation growth and adoption in our cities,” said Horace Luke, founder and CEO of Gogoro.
The development is particularly relevant to the market in Taiwan, where Gogoro Battery Swapping has become the de facto standard for two-wheelers: 95 per cent of electric two-wheelers use the batteries, which can be swapped at 2,300 stations in the country – there are almost as many swapping stations as there are gas stations.
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