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Gogoro's scooter and battery-swap station. Credit: Gogoro

Gogoro, a Taiwanese electric scooter company led by former HTC executive Horace Luke, has raised another $300 million as it looks to further expand to new regions and product categories. Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo and Singapore's Temasek are among those that are joining the latest round, which brings the company's total funding to roughly $480 million.

For now, Gogoro's main business is its scooter and battery-charging network in Taiwan, where it has 34,000 users and 400 battery-swap stations, including one every half a kilometer or so in big cities. Customers pay $10 to $30 per month, depending on usage. The company also has projects in Berlin and Paris, with close to 2,000 scooters in those cities.

What about a car? Luke wouldn't say what the next products will be, but did say there are nine different projects in various stages of development. "Some have wheels," he said. "Some don't. Some have more than two wheels. Some have less than two wheels."

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A Texas man who has been charged with storming the U.S. Capitol in the deadly Jan. 6 siege posted death threats against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the Department of Justice said.

The big picture: Garret Miller faces five charges in connection to the riot by supporters of former President Trump, including violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and making threats. According to court documents, Miller posted violent threats online the day of the siege, including tweeting “Assassinate AOC.”

Schumer calls for IG probe into alleged plan by Trump, DOJ lawyer to oust acting AG

Jeffrey Clark speaks next to Deputy US Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen at a news conference in October. Photo: Yuri Gripas/AFP via Getty Images.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Saturday called for the Justice Department inspector general to investigate an alleged plan by former President Trump and a DOJ lawyer to remove the acting attorney general and replace him with someone more willing to investigate unfounded claims of election fraud.

Driving the news: The New York Times first reported Friday that the lawyer, Jeffrey Clark, allegedly devised "ways to cast doubt on the election results and to bolster Mr. Trump’s continuing legal battles and the pressure on Georgia politicians. Because Mr. [Jeffrey] Rosen had refused the president’s entreaties to carry out those plans, Mr. Trump was about to decide whether to fire Mr. Rosen and replace him with Mr. Clark."

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