Hmmm…I guess I have been influenced by various people I chatted with this about. The general thinking was:
-taking battery out and carrying upstairs to plug in at night is not that inconvenient
-the price of Gogoro services is more than expenses of replacing a worn out battery (sorry just comments from others)
Of course, a small electric bike is not a scooter. So actually guess not the same market. However, electric bikes will certainly impact how many electric scooters are sold. For example, in Hualien the roads are full of electric bikes for students, old people and various others. I doubt many of these people will switch to the Gogoro model.
I am amazed at how fast an electric bike carrying two large people can go…many passing me by while I drive my car…for small city traveling seems quite adequate…AND no need to wear safety helmet.