Gogoro revealed today that its Eeyo ones is now offered for sale in France, the wise electrical bike’s first European market. Another model, the Eeyo 1, will release over the next couple of months in France, Belgium, Monaco, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic.

In France, the Eeyo 1sts can be purchased through Fnac, Darty or, in Paris, Les Cyclistes Branch├ęs. The Eeyo 1s is priced at EUR4699 including BARREL, while the Eeyo 1 will be priced at EUR4599, likewise consisting of BARREL.

The weight of Eeyo bikes is one of their essential selling points and Gogoro states they have to do with half the weight of most other e-bikes. The Eeyo 1sts weighs 11.9 kg and the Eeyo 1 clocks in at 12.4 kg. Both have carbon fiber frames and forks, however the Eeyo 1s’ seat post, handlebars and rims are likewise carbon fiber, while on the Eeyo 1 they are made with an alloy.

Based in Taiwan, Gogoro first introduced its Eeyo lineup in May, making them available for sale in the U.S. first. The e-bikes are the company’s 2nd type of lorry after its SmartScooters, electric scooters that are powered by swappable batteries. The Eeyo bike’s key innovation is the SmartWheel, a self-contained center that incorporates its motor, battery, sensor and clever connection innovation so it can be coupled with a smartphone app.

In an interview for the Eeyo’s launch, Gogoro co-founder and chief executive Horace Luke stated the company started planning for Eeyo’s launch in 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. While sale of e-bikes were already growing gradually before COVID-19, the pandemic has accelerated sales of e-bikes as people avoid mass transit and remain closer to home. A number of cities have actually likewise closed some streets to car traffic, making riders more willing to use bikes for brief commutes and exercise.

Founded in 2011 and backed by financiers consisting of Temasek, Sumitomo Corporation, Panasonic, the National Advancement Fund of Taiwan and Generation (the sustainable tech fund led by former vice president Al Gore), Gogoro is best understood for its electrical scooters, but it is also working on a turnkey option for energy-efficient cars to certify to other business, with the objective of minimizing carbon emissions in cities around the world.

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