Piaggio obtains ARAI certification for its diesel vehicle range
Published On Dec 04, 2019
Piaggio Vehicles, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Italian Piaggio Group and India’s leading manufacturer of small commercial vehicles, has received India’s first ARAI BSVI compliance certification for its diesel-powered range of 3W.
The deadline for the BS-VI implementation is just three months away, and all the vehicle manufacturers are working towards readying their BS-VI vehicles for commercial roll-out. At present, OEMs are working round the clock to get their vehicles tested and validated internally and from ARAI. Piaggio Vehicles, the major 3W makers today, announced its certification for the diesel product portfolio.
Commenting on the development, Diego Graffi, CEO and MD, Piaggio Vehicles, said, “Piaggio has consistently led the industry in technology and innovation. The successful completion of the compliance test and certification much ahead of the official implementation date of April 1, 2020, further strengthens the company’s position as a technology leader”.
Speaking on the occasion, Saju Nair, EVP, and Head of CV Business, Piaggio Vehicles, said, “We are delighted to be the first 3-Wheeler Manufacturer in India to receive BS-VI Certification for our Diesel Product Range. This certification, much ahead of the deadline, will help us have a smooth transition from BSIV to BSVI through better channel stock management. We are also sure that our customers will benefit from this technology and the enhanced performance parameters of these vehicles.”
After receiving the certification from ARAI Director, Rashmi Hemant Urdhwareshe, Anand Bhangaonkar, EVP and Head R&D Piaggio Vehicles said, “It is a proud moment to receive India’s first BSVI compliance of a small single-cylinder Diesel engine and its applications for CV We thank the ARAI Team for their continuous support to us for achieving this benchmark in record time. We look forward to similar support from them for our upcoming product range. In addition to the certification of the diesel range, we are happy to also receive the BSVI certification for our Ape’ City LPG vehicle.”
Piaggio has a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant at Baramati in Maharashtra, with an installed annual production capacity of over 300,000 three-wheelers and 80,000 four-wheelers. The company is self-reliant in some of the engine categories with the completion of its advanced engines plant on the same campus. Piaggio has an over 3000-strong workforce comprising experienced engineers, R&D specialists, plant workers, sales, service and marketing professionals.