The Beazley Designs of the Year Awards are a global competition founded by the Design Museum, London that celebrate the best designs across six categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Product and Transport. Nominated in the Transport category, the Gogoro Smartscooter will be featured within the Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition opening on November 24th.
Gogoro®, a technology leader transforming how innovation is bridging sustainable energy and urban transportation, announced today it had been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Beazley Designs of the Year awards. The exhibition will inform part of the opening program in the Design Museum’s spectacular new home of Kensington, London.
Comprised of more than 70 nominations, the exhibition celebrates the best global designs of the past year across six categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Product and Transport. Selected by a panel of distinguished international designers, curators and creatives, the awards showcase the most original and exciting products, concepts and designers in the world.
“Gogoro is honored to be nominated for the prestigious Beazley Designs of the Year Award,” said Horace Luke, co-founder and CEO of Gogoro. “Gogoro was created to incite positive change in the world’s cities by providing a new paradigm for energy use and a transportation alternative that promotes electric power over gasoline.”
A winner will be selected in each category and one overall winner will be announced on 26 January 2017. Previous winners have included the 2012 Olympic Torch and the Heydar Aliyev Centre by Zaha Hadid. Last year the accolade was awarded to Human Organs-on-Chips, a microdevice lined with living human cells to mimic the complex tissues structures of the human body.
Gogoro Smartscooter™ EV
Gogoro introduced the Gogoro Smartscooter™ EV and the Gogoro Energy Network at the Consumer Electronics Show in early 2015 and launched in Taipei, Taiwan in August 2015. The Gogoro Smartscooter™ EV is the world’s first high-performance, smart electric two-wheel vehicle with swappable batteries. The integrated Gogoro Energy Network is an advanced battery-swapping infrastructure for cities. Gogoro is also partnering with Coup, Bosch’s new e-scooter sharing service in Berlin.
Key Gogoro Facts
More than 13,000 Gogoro Smartscooter™ EVs sold
Nearly 25 million kilometers ridden by customers
225 GoStation® battery swapping stations deployed
More than 7,000 battery swaps per day
850,000 liters of gasoline saved plus 1,643,000 kilograms less CO2 emitted
Founded in 2011, Gogoro is putting energy into things that matter. With a mission to deliver consumer innovations that will improve how the world’s most populated cities distribute and utilize energy, the company is enabling the transformation of megacities into smart cities. Gogoro is working toward a better future by putting power in the hands of everyone – to move us all forward, faster.
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