E-scooter Company Gogoro and belt-drive specialist Gates have co-developed a two-wheel electric drivetrain called Flo Drive. The system based on Gates Carbon Drive will be exclusively available to vehicle makers in Gogoro’s extensive network.
The Powered By Gogoro Network includes some of the largest two-wheeler manufacturers in the world. Companies included are India’s Hero Motorcorp and China’s Yadea and DCJ.
In October, the DCJ agreed to create a Chinese battery swap brand with Gogoro. Gogoro also has longstanding partnerships with companies like Yamaha and Suzuki that will also use the FLO drive. Watch the Flo Drive presentation below:
The network relies on the Gogoro Development Kit (GDK), which provides Gogoro’s vehicle partners with a complete system and design options. Gogoro also brings its battery swapping system for electric scooters to the mix, which is among the world’s most extensive and particularly widespread across Asia.
For now, the Flo Drive can be seen on Gogoro’s Viva Mix electric scooter. The drivetrain consists of a 6 kW water-cooled motor combined with Gates’s carbon fibre belt drive system to power the rear wheel.
Gogoro and Gates claim the drive was easier to maintain and offered more responsive power along with a 40% quieter ride experience. This is also due to Gates “highly engineered” sprockets on which the carbon fibre belt runs.
In Europe, the FLO drive will debut at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy next week.
Gogoro was established in Taiwan in 2011. The Company is planning to go public via SPAC deal shortly.