[quote=“Abacus”][quote=“headhonchoII”]The problem for gogoro is not their product or
Pricing which is very reasonable it is the poor environmental policies of Taiwan’s government , where they allow polluting scooters to drive into city centers and park with low or no fees. Gogoro might be a success somewhere but bizarrely in the land of scooters it might not happen here, due to the extreme low costs of running polluting scooters here.[/quote]
That has been one of my arguments all along. It is ridiculously cheap to operate a scooter or motorcycle.
One thing that I forgot was apparently the gov’t (Taipei and Taoyuan) has 20-25K rebates for this scooter. That certainly helps.[/quote]
I have to agree with this as well. I’m out on a scooter every day commuting to and from work and doing errands every once in awhile. I make sure that my machine is well maintained so I do not become one of those crotch rockets that emit a ton of fumes every time they take off from the red light.
However, it’s true, it’s way too cheap to own a scooter here. When 99% of the places you go have free parking for scooters and even when scooters are parked obnoxiously on a red line, nothing is done. I’m guilty of parking on a red line every time I visit my gf’s place because there’s actually no other place to park. I’m not concerned because it’s a residential area and there are a few scooters parked there every night alongside mine. I sometimes wish I would get ticketed just so I can say that the cops are doing their jobs and ticketing scooters.
900NTD a month is definitely not cheap for a monthly subscription. Depending on what kind of scooter you’re riding and how reckless you are, you’re not paying more than 500-600NTD a month for gas (at least I don’t).