The Taiwan-based company already sells its Smartscooters in Taiwan, and it operates ridesharing programs in Berlin and Paris. In those cities, Gogoro works with Coup (a subsidiary of automotive-parts supplier Bosch). In Taiwan, GoShare will be fully owned and operated by Gogoro, and the pilot fleet will include about 1,000 Smartscooters.
The GoShare app will show riders nearby, available scooters, as well as their remaining battery capacities. Riders will use the app to upload their driver's license and payment info. Facial recognition tech will authenticate their identification, and when they're ready, the app will unlock their ride. When riders are done, they can park the two-wheeled EVs wherever it's legal to park scooters. Gogoro hopes the end-to-end approach that uses the Gogoro Network, Gogoro Smartscooters and GoShare app will make the ridesharing system easier to use and operate, and therefore more appealing to cities around the globe.