Mahindra Treo Zor vs Piaggio Ape E-Xtra vs Euler HiLoad: Specs Comparison
Published On Nov 16, 2021
Are you planning to switch to the new-age all-electric cargo three-wheeler? Not sure the best vehicle out in the market for your business? To help, we compare top cargo three-wheelers that are on sale which you can buy right now.
The automotive industry worldwide is buzzing with electrification as the IC engine dominated sector is on the cuspe of biggest disruptions yet. India isn’t immune to this rapid shift, among the major segments of the auto industry, the last-mile cargo and people mobility vehicles categories are witnessing a faster adoption of EVs. Customers in the three-wheeler segments are finding full-electric vehicles as a solid alternative to the IC engine vehicles. This is visible clearly with rising electric three-wheeler sales volume and growing vehicle population on the road.
To take lead by offering a compelling vehicle to the customer that enhances his earning potential by lower operating costs, India’s leading OEMs and some start-ups have introduced key electric three-wheelers that are now finding customer favours. While the passenger carrier three-wheeler has taken off rather quickly, the cargo carrier segment is gradually buzzing with new products that offer a wider choice to customers. So, are you among the few early movers looking for an electric cargo three-wheeler, well then read to find out which one you should consider and why?
What makes the cargo electric three-wheeler popular among customers is the lower operating cost, ease of driving, zero noise and pollution, easy charging and longer range. The market is flooded with cargo three-wheelers that are attracting customers' attention. Among them, we're comparing Mahindra Treo Zor, Piaggio Ape E-Xtra and Euler Motors HiLoad.
Treo Zor, Ape E-Xtra and HiLoad are locally designed and developed for Indian operating & road conditions and duty cycles. All of them are full-electric cargo three-wheelers that are ideal for several key last-mile applications that promise lower operating cost, higher range, reliable performance and higher payload carrying capacities. Let's look at some of the key parameters of each of them, all the data is as per the OEMs claims.
Battery & Range
In the key battery and range aspect, all the three vehicles have got serious specs that impress a lot. The batteries are at the heart of an EV, and the technologies are evolving rapidly along with higher range and quicker charging time-thus making the EVs quite practical and easy to use. The common element with all the three vehicles in question are equipped with modern lithium-ion type batteries and can be charged fully within less than 4 hours. This makes them quite practical ones in today’s last-mile cargo delivery supply chain.
The Treo Zor gets a 48V battery that comes with 7.37 kWh capacity, Ape E-Xtra has a 48V battery with a rated 8kWh of capacity. On the other hand, the HiLoad gets a higher 72V battery, with a 12.5 kWh capacity. In terms of range in a single charge, Treo Zor gives you a real-life driving range of 125 km, Ape E-Xtra 90 km and HiLoad 150 km. In terms of range, all of them differ quite a lot, and this is the base version of each vehicle.
Power & Torque
To help you pull your shipments effortlessly across all terrain and operating cycles, the power and torque is extremely vital. The power and torque figure for Treo Zor is 8kW and 42 Nm of torque, the Ape E-Xtra 9.55kW and 45Nm, HiLoad 10.96Kw and 88.55 Nm of torque, HiLoad score for higher than its key rivals in torque that means you would have to carefully see the vehicle suits your applications.
Treo Zor size is 3100 x 1460 x 1762 mm (Lx Wx H), wheelbase 2216 mm, ground clearance -123 mm and cargo deck inside measures as 1500 x 1400 x 278 mm (L x W x H). Ape E-Xtra has a wheelbase- 2100 mm, the overall size is 1490x 3315 x 1770 mm. (WxLxH). The minimum ground clearance is 220 mm while the cargo box is 1830 x 14000 x 285 mm (LxWxH).
HiLoad has a wheelbase of 2200 mm, the vehicle measures 1460 x 3400 x 2100 mm (WxLxH). The minimum ground clearance is 300 mm, the container body size is 6x4.7x4.3 ft in (LxBxH).
What really matters to you is the cargo-carrying capacity of these three-wheelers as that would determine the kind of logistics you would ship, and also the potential of earning revenues every single trip. Treo Zor allows you to carry nearly 550 kg of payload, Ape E-Xtra is 506 kg while HiLoad promises over 660 kg of payloads.
The actual vehicle price depends on the specific variant that you choose to buy. Treo, E-Xtra and HiLoad are available in multiple variants that means the specs are subject to each one that you decide to buy. For example, taking into the last-mile cargo applications you get to choose a flatbed, container, high deck, etc. In terms of price, Ape E-Xtra start from ₹ 3.12 lakh, the Treo Zor is available at a starting price of ₹ 2.73 lakh, while HiLoad which offers higher specs start at ₹3.5 lakh, all the prices are indicative and ex-showroom.
Looking at the specs closely, it is quite evident that the electric avatar of these cargo three-wheelers is second to none. The Treo Zor, Ape E-Xtra and HiLoad score way better against their IC engine counterparts in all the key areas be it the power & torque, features, payload capacity, etc. Given each one offers its unique winning elements, picking one over the other isn’t easy, but you can choose one that suits best your business.