Taiwan’s largest last-mile delivery fleet opts for battery swapping model

KYMCO has entered into a strategic partnership with Taiwan Taxi to transform the 26,000 two-wheeler delivery fleets operated by its subsidiary GBG Express to Ionex electric vehicles. GBG Express is the largest B2B delivery company in Taiwan specialising in last-mile delivery. It has 40,000 corporate clients from more than 100 industries, including most of Taiwan’s leading on-line retailers.

An integral part of the partnership will be KYMCO’s deployment of dedicated Ionex battery swapping stations at GBG Express operation centres across Taiwan. The two companies will jointly develop Ionex electric vehicles optimised for delivery purposes and promote viable incentive schemes to accelerate EV adoption of GBG Express’s rider partners.

KYMCO is aiming to develop the largest battery swapping network in Taiwan. With the addition of the in-house battery swapping stations deployed for GBG Express, the partnership aims to electrify more than 50% of the 26,000 GBG Express rider partners to Ionex electric vehicles by 2023.

Allen Ko, Chairman of KYMCO Group, says, “KYMCO Ionex is the leading EV turnkey solution that empowers all businesses and governments to go electric. The partnership with Taiwan Taxi is another important testament of KYMCO’s commitment to lead the world in bringing the electric era to every rider.”

Gary Lin, Chairman of Taiwan Taxi Group, says, “The partnership with KYMCO creates a win-win situation for everyone. It demonstrates our continuous efforts to seek new opportunities to better service our riders and customers, as well as to build an environmentally sustainable transport network with leading strategic partners and pioneering technologies.”

Taiwan Taxi is the largest taxi service company in Taiwan, managing 22,000 taxies, servicing 350,000 customers per day and accounting for 24% total market share.

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