Yamaha to launch 2nd e-scooter with swappable battery in Taiwan

Yamaha e-scooter with swappable battery

Yamaha has recently announced that it will be launching the EMF in Taiwan two months from now to be its second electric scooter that features with a swappable battery system. The upcoming launch scheduled this March will be made through its ongoing collaboration with Taoyuan-headquartered Gogoro, headed by its founder and chief executive officer Horace Luke.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What will Yamaha be introducing in Taiwan soon?

    The company, in partnership with Gogoro, will launch the EMF as its second electric scooter equipped with a swappable battery system.
  • Who will be marketing the EMF e-scooter?

    Its production and marketing will be under Yamaha Motor Taiwan.
  • In a statement, the motorcycle manufacturer shared that the EC-05 launched for the Taiwan market in 2019 was an OEM model that it designed based on the platform of a Gogoro production vehicle.

    “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,” Luke was quoted as saying.

    “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,” he added.

    Yamaha e-scooter with Gogoro Gostation

    On the other hand, the EMF chassis was designed by Yamaha Motor Research and Development Taiwan based on the Gogoro Design Kit, and will be produced and marketed by Yamaha Motor Taiwan.

    “Further, the EMF’s unique styling sets it apart from other two-wheeled EVs to date while its small-diameter wheels provide it with excellent acceleration. These make it a model that is fun and full of friendly appeal,” the company explained.

    According to Yamaha, the EMF will have access to the numerous GoStation battery-swapping stations installed throughout Taiwan by Gogoro Energy Network.

    “In July of this year, the Company reviewed the Yamaha Motor Group Environmental Plan 2050 originally formulated in 2018 and set a new goal of aiming for carbon neutrality throughout all of its business activities—including across the life cycles of its products—by 2050. One of the goals in the plan is to reduce Scope 3 (Use of sold products) CO2 emissions by 90 percent by 2050 compared to 2010’s levels. The EMF is a strategic electric vehicle that will be introduced to the market in order to help achieve this goal,” Yamaha noted.

    Photos from Yamaha, Gogoro

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