Gogoro is best known for it battery replacement technology, but his new scooter could be one of the fastest and most high-tech models available. The flagship Pulse can accelerate from 0 to 32 mph in just 3.05 seconds thanks to the company’s “Hypercore” technology, which delivers 378 nm of torque to the rear wheel. At the same time, it is equipped with a 10.25 HD touchscreen display that offers turn-by-turn navigation and more.
The first thing that stands out about the Pulse is the new angular and modern design that sets it apart past models This one was more on the retro side. According to Gogoro, this also has the benefit of reducing unnecessary friction and using airflow to cool the electric motor.
The new 9 kW Hyper Drive power unit features a new hybrid water and air dual cooling system and allows the H1 motor to rev up to 11,000 rpm. While this increases performance, it should also reduce power consumption, the company writes.
It uses an active matrix lighting system with 13 individual LED units. Each of them actively engages to adapt to the driver’s speed, turns and even weather conditions, presumably to improve visibility in traffic. As you drive it faster, the active-matrix headlights also extend further down the road, and the active cornering lighting “provides wider strips of light directed in the direction of each corner,” says Gogoro.
The 10.25-inch panoramic touchscreen display is something you don’t see on many scooters. Along with turn-by-turn navigation with real-time traffic information, it comes with a new iQ Touch HD system that displays battery change locations, speeds, power levels and more, while letting you choose between different ride modes. Gogoro claims it’s the first two-wheeler to be equipped with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon QWM2290 digital chassis.
Riders will be able to unlock and start the Pulse using their iPhone by adding the scooter key to their Apple Wallet. You’ll also be able to use Apple’s Find My feature to locate your scooter if it’s lost or stolen.
Gogoro is based in Taiwan and currently operates in nine markets including India, Philippines, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Indonesia and Israel. The company has yet to announce pricing for the Pulse, but it will begin shipping in Taiwan in the second quarter of 2024.