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Piaggio Ape E-Xtra: A Best Buy? 

Modified On Jan 09, 2023 06:29 PMBy Trucksdekho Editorial Team

Blending power, performance, and ease of driving makes this cargo e-auto a top contender in the category.

Piaggio is among the top brands that entered the e-rickshaw segments in India with a robust vehicle portfolio early on. Today, you can buy an Ape-branded e-auto in the cargo and passenger carrier categories, and within a short period, Piaggio has established this newly emerging, fast-growing category of vehicles with fixed and swappable battery options.

Piaggio’s conventional Ape range of three-wheelers are highly popular among Indian customers across rural, semi-urban, and cities with a proven performance record. Promising the same product characteristics to the customers, Ape e-rickshaw is taking on the new competitors in the segment.

If you’re in the market looking for an e-rickshaw for cargo delivery needs, then the Ape E-Xtra is one option you must explore. And we tell you why?

Related: Piaggio Ape E-City: Full Details

Proven & Reliable

A guaranteed and reliable vehicle is the core of the transport business, and that will help you earn a better income. Hence, a brand that you can trust should be at the top of the list, Ape auto-rickshaw has been around for a long time with a proven performance record, winning the trust of customers and a deeper understanding of the market. So, if you’re planning to switch to an electric three-wheeler, it is always best to look for a familiar brand, and Piaggio Ape offers you just that in the market, making it a value bargain with 500 kg of payload capacity. 

Powerful and Capable 

The Ape E-Xtra gets a powerful motor with a peak power of 9.55 kW (12.8hp) producing a solid 45Nm of torque. The modern lithium-ion battery is 48V highly powerful with 8kW of capacity. You can charge the full battery in 3 hours and 45 minutes, and get 90 km plus of driving range. The Ape top speed is 45 kmph with a superior 17% of gradeability, ground clearance of 220 mm along with superior pickup for quick delivery across all terrains. With the Ape E-Xtra, you get a 6ft cargo deck to carry all your daily cargo shipments. Besides the standard open body, you can build a customized body such as a delivery van, garbage collector, etc that suits your logistics business.  

Low Running & Ownership Cost

What makes an e-auto the most attractive to customers? The lower running cost, zero maintenance, and ease of driving. And the Ape E-Xtra does it all rather perfectly, it is not just affordable with the subsidies that are on offer in every state, you save on road tax and registration costs significantly. Besides, the Ape E-Xtra runs at the lowest cost per kilometer against a diesel, petrol, or CNG cargo 3W. Moreover, Piaggio offers you a 3-year or 1 lakh kilometer super warranty, which means you spend less and earn more. You also get a 3-year maintenance-free program too.

Certainly, among the e-auto brands that are available in the market now, Ape E-Xtra impresses a lot which means a compelling buy in the category. Now before you decide, go to TrucksDekho, explore all the e-auto brands that are on sale right now, check out features, and get on-road price quotes too.

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