Source: press releases Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. | Gogoro | Yamaha Motor announced that it will launch the EMF in Taiwan in March 2022 as its second electric scooter with a swappable battery system through its ongoing collaboration with Gogoro Inc.
The EC-05 launched for Taiwan in 2019 was an OEM model designed by Yamaha Motor based on the platform of a Gogoro production vehicle. In contrast, the EMF’s chassis was designed by Yamaha Motor’s local subsidiary of Yamaha Motor R&D Taiwan Co., Ltd. based on the Gogoro Design Kit, and will be produced and marketed by Yamaha Motor Taiwan Co., Ltd. Further, the EMF’s unique styling sets it apart from other two-wheeled EVs to date while its small-diameter wheels provide it with excellent acceleration. These make it a model that is fun and full of friendly appeal.
“Gogoro is excited to be supporting Yamaha’s growing portfolio of Gogoro-powered vehicles and we look forward to their new Taiwan customers using Gogoro’s battery swapping,” said Horace Luke, founder and CEO, Gogoro Inc. “Yamaha and Gogoro remain committed to bringing better and more sustainable transportation solutions to market that integrate Yamaha’s incredible vehicle design and engineering together with Gogoro’s leading battery swapping.”
In July 2021, Yamaha Motor Group reviewed its Environmental Plan 2050, originally formulated in 2018, to set a new goal of carbon neutrality throughout all of its business activities—including across the life cycles of its products—by 2050. One of the goals was to reduce Scope 3 (Use of sold products) CO2 emissions by 90% by 2050 compared to 2010 levels. The new Yamaha EMF is a strategic electric vehicle that will be introduced to the market in order to help achieve this goal.