Gogoro has revealed a swappable solid-state battery for EVs
Gogoro has unveiled a swappable solid-state battery prototype for electric vehicles, a world first. The e-scooter brand developed the battery in partnership with ProLogium, specialising in solid-state lithium ceramic batteries.
The new battery prototype from Gogoro will integrate with vehicles that currently use its technology, such as the Gogoro Smartscooter and the Yamaha EMF electric moped. The batteries will also be available on Gogoro's swapping network.
The solid-state battery has a higher energy density for improved range and stability. Gogoro's current lithium batteries have a 1.7 kWh capacity; the new lithium ceramic batteries have a capacity of 2.5 kWh, a 140% increase in performance. The solid-state batteries should also be safer, as they have a lower risk of fire than lithium EV batteries.
Gogoro and ProLogium hope to sell these batteries to customers later, though the companies have not given a timeline for this. At the moment, the batteries are solely for two-wheeled vehicles. For this solid-state battery technology to be used in larger vehicles, there are hurdles to overcome with the device's weight and possible range.