Gogoro Inc., a worldwide technological leader in battery swapping ecosystems that allow sustainable mobility solutions for cities, announced the development of the world’s first solid-state lithium ceramic battery prototype for two-wheel battery swapping. The new Gogoro solid-state battery prototype, created in collaboration with ProLogium Technology, a global leader in solid-state battery technology, connects with Gogoro’s existing cars and swapping network.
“Gogoro is introducing the world’s first solid-state battery for two-wheel battery swapping because it’s critical that we take advantage of the latest battery innovations to usher in a new era of electric transportation growth and adoption in our cities,” said Horace Luke, Gogoro’s founder, chairman, and CEO. “We collaborated with ProLogium Technology, a worldwide leader in solid-state battery research, to jointly create this new battery that provides increased energy density for improved range, stability, and safety, and is reverse compatible with all previous Gogoro-powered vehicles.”
Solid-state lithium ceramic batteries are predicted to replace regular lithium-ion batteries as the next generation of battery chemistry and become the primary power source for electric cars and consumer gadgets. Solid-state batteries give increased energy density and range for electric cars. Gogoro anticipates that its solid-state batteries would enhance current lithium battery capacity by 140 per cent or more, from 1.7 kWh to 2.5 kWh.
“As top worldwide battery inventors, Gogoro and ProLogium have collaborated to collaboratively build solid-state battery prototypes that interface with Gogoro’s battery swapping network and two-wheel vehicles,” stated Vincent Yang, ProLogium Technology’s founder and CEO. “Solid-state battery technologies represent a new phase in the development of electric cars, and we look forward to commercialising this Gogoro prototype battery in the future.”
The Gogoro Network, an open and interoperable battery-swapping network, is at the centre of Gogoro’s ecosystem and was named the world’s premier battery swapping firm for lightweight urban cars by Guidehouse Insights in 2021. Gogoro Network is a smart, scalable, and constantly improving swappable battery refilling network for individuals, communities, and enterprises. Gogoro Network hosts 340,000 daily battery swaps and over 10,000 battery swapping GoStations at over 2,300 sites, with over 260 million total battery swaps to date. Gogoro Battery Swapping has become the de facto two-wheel vehicle battery swapping standard in Taiwan, powering 95 per cent of all-electric two-wheelers.
ABOUT PROLOGIUM TECHNOLOGY
ProLogium Technology, founded in 2006, is an energy innovation firm focused on solid-state battery research, development, and production, offering next-generation battery solutions for electric cars in consumer markets and industrial applications. ProLogium meets battery needs such as exceptional safety, high energy density, and low cost by leveraging years of established core technology. ProLogium’s automated pilot manufacturing line has supplied almost 8,000 solid-state battery sample cells to major automakers for testing and module development. ProLogium Technology is the world’s only mass-production solid-state battery producer, and it continues to drive worldwide battery innovation toward a completely electric, sustainable future.
Gogoro was founded in 2011 with the goal of rethinking urban energy and inspiring the world to travel through cities in smarter and more sustainable ways. The company uses the power of innovation to transform the way urban energy is delivered and used. Gogoro’s car platforms and battery switching offer a smart, established, and long-term ecosystem for bringing a new approach to urban mobility. Gogoro has rapidly established itself as an innovator in vehicle design and electric propulsion, smart battery design, battery swapping, and innovative cloud services that use artificial intelligence to manage battery availability and safety. The task is enormous, but the potential to challenge the existing quo, set new norms, and reach new levels of sustainable transportation expansion in densely populated cities is even greater.
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