Ride-hailing apps kick-start demand for electric vehicles in South-east Asia

Gogoro's battery swapping platform and charging stations allow light electric vehicles like its scooters to be charged in minutes. PHOTO: GOGORO
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DENPASAR (Bali) - Mr Kevin Chao was a regular customer of one of Taipei's half-dozen or so electric scooter-sharing businesses that dot the Taiwanese capital for more than a year.

The 25-year old photojournalist, who used to rely on his father's fuel-powered scooter, was a fan of the service.

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