driving – Can visitors rent electric scooters (motorcycles) in Taiwan with foreign drivers licenses?

There’s nearly one registered scooter per adult in Taiwan (the motorcycle variety) and it’s an excellent way to explore because (among other things) they are trivial to park almost anywhere, whereas car parking can sometimes be limiting and quite a challenge.

Electric scooters offer benefits to vacationers because they are extremely quiet, allowing one to enjoy rides in the countryside or near the ocean without the loudness of a gasoline engine, and because their power and responsiveness at start and low speed may be helpful in certain traffic situations in unfamiliar areas.

Rather than charging stations where you have to wait, some varieties have drive-by battery swap stations widely distributed; you can even reserve batteries on your phone so you’ll be sure they’re waiting for you.

I’m in Taiwan but don’t have a drivers license myself. I may have visitors from the US and would like to help make their trip as fun as possible.

Recently I saw this advertisement video for one electric scooter company Gogoro, and these can be rented in some locations via GoShare https://www.ridegoshare.com/us/about-us but there are other electric scooter companies as well perhaps with other programs.

Question: Can visitors rent electric scooters (motorcycles) in Taiwan with foreign drivers licenses?


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