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No home charging? Yamaha forms new company to run swappable e-bike battery stations

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Rebecca Bland

Rebecca has been writing about e-bikes for four years, after a typically ill-timed career change pre-pandemic. She's been riding bikes since she can remember, and fell back in love with them after realising it was faster, cheaper, and more fun than getting the bus to work. Nowadays she enjoys all kinds of bikes, from road to eMTB and is training her border collie pup to become a trail dog. 

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6 months 2 weeks ago

<cough>standards</cough>

6 months 2 weeks ago

Hasn't this been available for electric mopeds Taiwan for a few years?

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The Gogoro Network claims to more than 524,000 moped riders, globally, and has more than 1.1 million smart batteries in circulation through its network of more than 12,000 battery swapping “GoStations” spread out over its 2,500 partner locations. The company says its nearly 400,000 daily battery swaps and more than 370 million total battery swaps to date have saved more than 250,000 tons of CO2 since it launched — and, if you’ve ever spent time behind a 2-stroke moped, you know that’s probably conservative!

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6 months 3 weeks ago

Looks to be a good idea. Something for the designers of bikes with non-removeable batteries to think about.