UL Awards Gogoro with First-Ever UL 2271 Certification for Electric Vehicle Battery Safety

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Gogoro and Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the global independent safety science company today announced that the Gogoro industry-leading battery has become the world’s first to receive the new UL 2271 certification. UL 2271 is the world’s first set of safety standards for electric vehicle batteries and is currently the most complete and trusted safety standards internationally. Gogoro is the world’s first company to receive battery certifications from UL, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the Chinese National Standard (CNS).

“Gogoro is moving electric transportation, propulsion and storage forward with a variety of industry leading innovations including the Smartscooter, GoStation battery-swapping and the Gogoro battery. Today’s UL battery certification is recognition that the Gogoro battery is the safest and most innovative electric vehicle battery in the world,” said Horace Luke, co-founder and CEO of Gogoro. “We are honored to be joining the UL Standard Technical Panel so we can contribute further to making all electric vehicles safe for consumers and champion electric transportation.”

The UL 2271 certification evaluates the electric vehicle battery’s on and off-road performance while also evaluating real-world dangers and usage. It tests for extreme situations by shaking, striking, crushing and spinning the battery as well as testing it in water. The UL 2271 requirements are currently more stringent than any other battery standard in the world.The UL 2271 certification evaluates the electric vehicle battery’s on and off-road performance while also evaluating real-world dangers and usage. It tests for extreme situations by shaking, striking, crushing and spinning the battery as well as testing it in water. The UL 2271 requirements are currently more stringent than any other battery standard in the world.

“By earning the new UL 2271 certification, Gogoro has become the first electric vehicle company in the world to create a battery that meets the new stringent UL EV battery standard,” said Francisco Martinez, Global Engineering Director of Energy Systems and e-Mobility at UL. “Gogoro has demonstrated leadership and a commitment to consumer safety that utilizes the latest in innovation, connectivity and storage.” UL’s Asia-Pacific regional battery testing center is located in Taiwan, and is the only organization that can provide comprehensive international large battery testing and certification in the country.

Source: gogoro.com