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Al Gore-Backed Scooter Firm Eyes Traffic-Clogged Southeast Asia

  • Gogoro plans overseas sales of electric scooters, CEO says
  • Al Gore, Temasek backed scooter maker in 2017 funding round
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Bloomberg’s Stephen Engle reports on a Taiwanese electric scooter maker backed by Al Gore and Singapore’s Temasek.(Source: Bloomberg)

Gogoro Inc., the Taiwanese electric scooter maker backed by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, sees the smog-choked streets of Southeast Asia as the ideal target market as it embarks on a quest to expand its business overseas.

The startup is looking to launch sales of its scooters in its first market outside Taiwan, the company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Horace Luke said in an interview in Taipei Tuesday. He mentioned Manila as one city the company is considering.