Piaggio join hands with Three Wheels United to accelerate electric 3-wheeler adoption
Published On Aug 19, 2021
The maker of Ape branded three-wheeler has been aggressively expanding its electric vehicle portfolio in the last-mile mobility/ logistics segments. The new partnership aims to support entrepreneurs/first-time auto-rickshaw buyers to switch from conventional vehicles to EVs.
Piaggio Vehicle India, the leading three-wheeler maker and Three Wheels United (TWU), a Bengaluru-based tech-enabled financier of light electric vehicles, has partnered to deploy 500 Piaggio Ape E City and Ape E-Xtra vehicles across India. You can also check out the popular Ape three-wheeler in conventional fuel like the Ape Xtra LDX, Ape Auto DX, Ape City Plus.
Three Wheels United and Piaggio will jointly work towards promoting the adoption of Piaggio’s Ape’ E City and Ape’ E-Xtra. Three Wheels United will facilitate three- wheeler passenger and cargo vehicle drivers to switch from old vehicles with emissions to electric vehicles with almost zero emissions. Piaggio will offer the required support for maintenance and servicing of the vehicles, ensuring minimal downtime for operations.
With this partnership, auto-rickshaw drivers not only receive support to switch from driving old pollutive vehicles to electric vehicles, but they will also get all the required support from TWU and Piaggio to operate these vehicles hassle-free and increase their earnings.
Piaggio EV Offering
Piaggio’s Ape E-City offers an enhanced driving experience with zero-emission with no noise and vibration making it a modern last-mile mobility solution for urban India. It comes with various class-leading features making it a unique proposition with advanced Li-ion batteries, automatic gearbox, superior power and torque, no gear and clutch, doors for safety, full digital cluster.
The new Ape E-Xtra FX is the most powerful electric cargo in the segment with a 9.5 KW power output. It comes with a proven full metal body architecture fitted with a useful 6 ft cargo deck length. It is also customizable for applications like the delivery van, garbage collector, etc.
Both the vehicles are equipped with the best features like blue vision headlamps, automatic transmission, hill hold assist, regenerative braking, dual-tone seats, striking body colors and graphics, multi-information instrument cluster, boost mode, etc. The FX fixed battery range offers convenient to home and office charging features.
Piaggio is offering unique service solutions to ensure confidence and peace of mind to its electric customers. The vehicles are covered with a 3 year/1 lakh kilometre super warranty. In addition to this, they offer a 3 Year Free Maintenance package as an introductory offer to all their customers. The Piaggio I-Connect telematics solution offers real-time vehicle data tracking for the customers and PVPL service initiatives.