Gates, a global leader in clean, quiet, and reliable belt drives and industrial hoses, and Gogoro, a global technology leader in battery swapping ecosystems that enable sustainable urban mobility, announced an expanded exclusive partnership to accelerate sustainable urban transportation.
As part of the renewed partnership, Gates and Gogoro co-developed FLO DRIVE™, a vehicle drivetrain system based on Gates Carbon Drive that will be exclusively available to Powered By Gogoro Network (PBGN) vehicle makers through the Gogoro Development Kit (GDK). The GDK provides Gogoro’s vehicle partners with the most powerful, connected and efficient electric two-wheel power system on the market today.
Gates’s innovative Carbon Drive system includes a carbon-fiber reinforced belt and highly engineered sprockets to deliver a compact, lightweight drive with low noise, high power efficiency, unmatched durability and minimal maintenance, making it far superior to chain alternatives.
Gogoro has designed a portfolio of innovations in battery swapping, smart batteries, cloud services, compact electric propulsion and vehicles that enable its vehicle partners to develop new electric two-wheel vehicles for the most intelligent urban mobility ecosystem focused using Gogoro battery swapping.
FLO DRIVE, featuring the complete Gates Carbon Drive system, will be on display on the Gogoro Viva Mix Smartscooter at EICMA 2021 Hall 15P, Stand G06, the premiere global two-wheeler exposition, in Milan, Italy, November 23-28.
Courtesy of Gates.