Piaggio opens an EV experience centre in Kolkata.
Published On Feb 23, 2022
To serve the customers in eastern India, the entire Ape range of EVs will be on display at the new touchpoint.
Piaggio Vehicles, India’s leading manufacturer of small commercial vehicles entered the West Bengal market with its first three-wheeler EV experience centre, Essem Tekno Services.
This first-of-its-kind experience centre will offer customers a peek into a complete range of Piaggio Apé electric vehicles in both cargo and passenger segments. Piaggio retails its Ape range of battery-operated full-electric Ape E City, Ape E Xtra in fixed and swappable battery options.
The new Apé 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.
The passenger vehicle, Apé E-City FX is the most profitable 3-wheeler. Its superior features and comfortable ride ensure a higher number of trips and best in class earnings.
Expansion Across India
To fulfil the growing customer's interest in the newly launched electric range of three-wheelers, Piaggio has been expanding its network across key markets in India. The company EV touchpoints mark presence in the western, southern and northern India covering key cities like Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai among others.
The full-electric auto-rickshaw segment has seen high customer interest which now has several key brands-the established ones and start-ups jostling to attract customers in these newly emerging vehicle segments by offering value for money vehicles. The soaring prices of fuel, the increase in operating cost and shirking profitability has gravitated the traditional auto-rickshaw customers towards electric options. The sale of electric vehicles has been growing consistently and this is expected to accelerate further as more and more vehicle options are available to customers and the prices start to come down.