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Key Specs of Piaggio Ape E City

Battery Capacity4.5 kWh
Charging Time3 Hrs 45 Mins
Number of Tyre3
Power7.3 Hp
GVW689 kg

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In the commercial-grade 3-wheeler market, numerous players are offering cutting-edge mobility solutions tailored to reduce carbon footprint and improve business performance. Among them, Piaggio and its Ape E City range of electric 3-wheelers are standout solutions crafted to improve business profitability and fleet performance. 


The Piaggio Ape E City is an eco-friendly lithium-ion battery-packed electric auto-rickshaw boasting a powerful electric powertrain suitable for efficient fleet operations. Featuring robust aggregates without complexity, complemented by top-class elements required for improving comfort, the Ape E City is an ideal solution for effective fleet performance management.


Offering a vibration-free powertrain while being equipped with an advanced electronic control unit (ECU) the Ape E City offers exceptional performance, a necessity for fleet owners and operators to drive in higher revenue. With lower maintenance costs thanks to no clutch, engine and gear-related expenses, the Ape E City is perfect for profitability.


Provided in swappable and fixed battery configurations, the Ape E City is perfect for first-time buyers looking for a cost-effective, maintenance free and efficient electric 3-wheeler, that comes with appreciable after-sales service and network necessary for sound operation in urban and semi-urban driving environments.


Piaggio Ape E City Performance

The Piaggio Ape E City is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. The fixed battery variant includes a 51.2 V battery, while the swappable battery variant has a 48 V battery. Both variants, with 7.5 kWh and 4.5 kWh battery capacities respectively, generate 7.29 hp of power and 29 Nm of torque.

Despite this, the fixed battery variant's powertrain is equipped with a PT gearbox, whereas the swappable battery variant's powertrain is coupled to a constant mesh 2-stage reduction with an integrated differential gearbox. This configuration enables the fixed battery variant to achieve a typical driving range of 110 km, while the swappable battery variant offers a 68 km driving range per swap.

Piaggio Ape E City Specifications


The Piaggio Ape E City, featuring a gross vehicle weight of 689 kg (swappable) and 713 kg (fixed), offers ample cabin space with dimensions measuring 2700 mm in length, 1370 mm in width and 1725 mm in height. Accommodating up to four occupants (including the driver) comfortably, it effortlessly blends efficiency with practicality.


Piaggio Ape E City Features


The Piaggio Ape E City stands out as a sustainable and highly utilitarian electric auto-rickshaw, boasting a range of useful and modern features. These include multiple drive modes, telematics, comfortable dual-tone cushioned seats, passenger doors, an informative digital instrument cluster, and a hill-hold assist.


Piaggio Ape E City Rival

The Ape E City is a highly utilitarian e-rickshaw built to enhance last-mile mobility needs. Key rivals of this electric 3-wheeler include the Mahindra Treo, Kinetic Safar Smart and Baxy Pro, among others. 

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Piaggio Ape E City Price List (Variants)​

Piaggio Ape E City is offered in 2 variants - the base model of Ape E City is 3-Seater/1920/Electric/Swappable and the top variant is 3-Seater/1920/Electric which come with 689 Kgs.

Piaggio Ape E City 3-Seater/1920/Electric/Swappable689 kg
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Piaggio Ape E City 3-Seater/1920/Electric689 kg
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Piaggio Trucks Dealers in New Delhi

  • Anand Automobiles

    F-1,,Main Wazirabad Road,,Delhi 110094

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  • Lok Sewak Automobiles Pvt. LTD.

    757, Faiz Road,Karol Bagh,New Delhi 110005

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  • Sincere Marketing Services P.Ltd.

    S-8, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase ii, New Delhi 110020

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  • Sincere Marketing Services P.Ltd.

    S-8, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase II, New Delhi 110020

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Piaggio Ape E City Specifications

Number of Tyre3
Power7.3 Hp
GVW689 kg
Payload390 Kgs
Chassis TypeChassis with Cabin
Body OptionFully Built (Soft top)
Fuel TypeElectric

Piaggio Ape E City - Expert Review


Piaggio is India’s leading auto-rickshaw maker, the Ape branded auto-both in passenger and cargo segments are popular among customers. Ape has been serving Indian last-mile people and cargo needs for decades, and the brand continues to evolve by offering fuel-efficient, profit vehicles to price-sensitive customers. Ape auto-rickshaws are a source of livelihood for micro-entrepreneurs by offering them an employment opportunity. Over the years, Piaggio has expanded its portfolio of vehicles by adding all-fuel options, payloads, features etc making Ape even more compelling, value for money vehicles.

As the last-mile vehicle segment is making a shift towards alternatively powered vehicles, Piaggio wants to stay ahead by offering not only CNG and LPG vehicles but also full-electric auto. Thus, the company has already launched key EV auto-rickshaws in passenger and cargo segments that promise greater value to its customers. The Ape E-City is a full-electric version of its famous Ape City auto-rickshaw that caters the last-mile mobility needs. Piaggio already offers the conventional auto in the IC engine such as the Ape City and Ape City Plus. To address the growing needs of customers, the Ape E-City is launched in both fixed and swappable battery options. With this full EV offering, Piaggio promises to enhance the earning potential of its customers with totally environment-friendly vehicles with zero pollution. Can you buy the Ape E-City? We help you find the answer.  

Exterior and Interior

One of the major factors of the electric avatar of Ape branded three-wheeler is that while they maintain the key design architecture, look and feel of the IC engine sibling, at the same time you find the EVs differentiating them on the key external factors. Take a look at the Ape E-City, and you won’t miss the striking Italian design and distinctive styling. The attractive front look with blue-vision headlamps and contemporary decals attract your attention. Then you see the appealing chrome branding and dual-tone seats.

If you peek inside, the Ape E-City has a lot on offer. The first thing you noticed inside the driver cabin is the full digital cluster- which indicates key vehicle information like different drive modes, service alert, battery status, speed, battery charge indicators, energy regeneration, etc. Then the driver and passenger seats are quite comfortable with dual-tone and softer fabrics. There are doors to the passenger cabin for added safety, and you would find the cabin is quite spacious for 3-passengers with enough leg and headroom. 

Despite being an EV, there is no compromise on either space, practicality or features in the Ape E-City. The vehicle dimensions are 1930 mm of wheelbase, 1370 mm of width, length and height of 2700 mm and 1700 mm respectively. The ground clearance is 163mm (200 for swappable battery variant). You hardly see anything missing, which means Piaggio is offering you everything you expect in terms of the exterior and interior of this auto-rickshaw. 


The electric avatar of the Ape E-City makes sure you earn higher profit by spending less on the running cost. Since no engine and transmission, you get a far superior driving experience and the passenger would also feel quite comfortable in the noiseless vehicles. To ensure superior performance of this electric Ape E-City against the IC engine powered auto-rickshaw, Piaggio is offering quite a lot of features and value-added services to make it an attractive vehicle to own. 

The performance is ensured by a 48V voltage lithium-ion type battery which comes with 5.44 kW of peak power, with a rated battery capacity of 7.5 kW (4.5kW for swappable battery). It produces a reasonable 29Nm of torque with a longer range. Piaggio claims 110 km of real-life driving range on this vehicle (68 for swappable variants). Besides you get higher pickup with the boost mode, and the gradeability of the E-City is higher with a hill-hold assist feature. 

According to Piaggio what makes the Ape E-City the most compelling product is the lowest operating cost of 39 paise per km, extremely low maintenance, zero road tax and nominal registration and no permit cost. Further to make your ownership experience easy, you get three years of free maintenance, and assured warranty service across Piaggio’s widest network spread across the country. Ape E-City 713kg gross weight vehicle with battery (689 kg for swappable variant). The top speed of 45 kmph and gradeability of 19%. 

With the fixed battery variant, you get a 48V, 3000W off-board charger, and the full charge of the battery takes about 3 hours and 45 minutes. In the swappable battery variant, you have multiple advantages like no worry of running out of charge with instant battery swapping, no battery replacement cost and anti-theft GPS enabled batteries. Piaggio also has an easy to use mobile App that helps you with all the necessary user-friendly features. 



Well, the Ape E-City is an alternatively powered auto-rickshaw but it seems a lot is going for it. It is quite evident that Piaggio has developed this excellent three-wheeler keeping in mind Indian customers' needs, and what they expect from an electric auto. Given the company’s extensive experience of the local market, the electric auto that is on offer takes the Ape brand to the next level. As more and more customers are embracing EVs as the rising fuel prices make their business unviable, Ape E-City is a perfect option out there.

So, if you’re among those customers who want to buy an EV auto-rickshaw but are not sure which one, you shouldn’t be missing out on Ape E-City. You’re getting a fully-loaded vehicle with the most trusted brand out in the market. While it may cost you a little higher initially, you certainly would recover the money a lot faster. So, brace yourself for a new EV world, and check this promised vehicle that could potentially alter your business forever..for good!


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Pros & Cons of Piaggio Ape E City

Things We Like

  • Piaggio's Ape E City is one of the top all-electric passenger carrier auto-rickshaw that you can buy right now
  • Packed with a powerful motor and modern lithium-ion battery
  • Easy charging at home
  • Over 100 km of range in a single charge fulfil day long operational needs
  • 3 years of free maintenance makes this electric auto quite compelling
  • Lower running cost, no worry of increasing fuel cost and Piaggio's widest network for service means relatively peaceful ownership experience

Things We Don't Like

  • It appears slightly expensive
  • Lack of charging network may work against the vehicle

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Ape E City User Reviews

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  • Affordable and profitable

    The Piaggio Ape E City is a very good electric auto rickshaw which is perfect for auto rickshaw operators who want an af...

    By vijay nathan
    On: Oct 27, 2022
  • City trips ke liye perfect

    Piaggio ka ek alag hi jagah hai Indian three wheeler market mein. Aur Piaggio ka E City khareed ke main yeh keh sakta ho...

    By abhay chaturvedi
    On: Sept 07, 2022
  • Ek shandaar electric auto

    Fuel prices ki jo halat hai, aise mein electric auto rickshaw lena hi mujhey best option laga. Kareeb 1 saal Piaggio E C...

    By alok kumar
    On: Aug 26, 2022
  • Ek kaafi acchi electric option

    Piaggio ka Ape E City ek perfect electric auto rickshaw hai. Koi bhi agar India mein electirc auto khareedna chahtey...

    By gaurav
    On: Aug 04, 2022
  • Ek bohoti accha autorickshaw

    Agar aap auto rickshaw khareed ne ki plan kar rahe hai toh Piaggio Ape ka naam toh apne suna hi hoga. Piaggio Ape E Ci...

    By wahab abdul
    On: Jul 14, 2022
  • Not very great e rickshaw

    Not very happy with this Ape electric auto rickshaw. running cost is low but battery performance is not good, charging g...

    By prashanth raghunandhan
    On: Jul 02, 2022
  • Good CNG options autorickshaw

    I think Piaggio electric auto rickshaw is good. Only charging time and range km is problem. But overall options for dies...

    By karan
    On: Jun 23, 2022
  • Efficient aur affordable Piaggio Ape e-auto

    Piaggio Ape toh auto rickshaw ka market mein puri India mein hi bohot popular hai. Electric option mein Piaggio Ape E Ci...

    By robin
    On: Jun 16, 2022
  • மிகவும் பரிந்துரைக்கப்பட்ட Ape E நகரம்

    Nakara payaṇikaḷ pōkkuvarattu vaṇikattiṟku oru nalla vaḻi. Ṭīcal/ci'eṉji allatu Petrol, Diesel, CNG viṭa vilai atikam āṉ...

    By prasannakumar
    On: Jun 12, 2022
  • Not recommend E city to anyone

    Not recommend E city to anyone. I used for six months but facing issues with performance. The battery charing taking tim...

    By fardeen shaikh
    On: Apr 25, 2022
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What is the price of Piaggio Ape E City in New Delhi?

The Auto Rickshaw prices are varied from states and cities as per the local taxes and levies. The Piaggio Ape E City price is in the range of is approximately between ₹1.95 - ₹2.84 Lakh in New Delhi.

What will be the monthly EMI for Piaggio Ape E City?

The monthly EMI for any Auto Rickshaw is determined by several elements. This typically includes the purchase price, the upfront payment made, and the total loan availed. The monthly EMI of Piaggio Ape E City will be ₹3,772.00 on an annual rate of interest of 10.5% for a tenure of 5 years & down payment will be ₹19,500.00

What is the loading capacity of Piaggio Ape E City?

The payload is essentially the maximum loading capacity of Auto Rickshaw. The Piaggio Ape E City payload is 390 Kgs

What is GVW of Piaggio Ape E City?

GVW of a Auto Rickshaw inclusive of kerb weight and payload of the vehicle. The GVW of Piaggio Ape E City is 689 kg

What is the Wheelbase of Piaggio Ape E City?

The wheelbase of Piaggio Ape E City is 1920 mm

What is the Gradeability of Piaggio Ape E City?

The gradeability of a Auto Rickshaw is the ability to climb slopes. Trucks with good gradeability can be used for carrying loads in hilly areas. Piaggio Ape E City offers gradeability of 19 %

What is the HP of Piaggio Ape E City?

The power of Piaggio Ape E City is 7.3 Hp .

What is the body & chassis configuration of Piaggio Ape E City?

Piaggio Ape E City is available in Fully Built (Soft top) option. The cabin type of Ape E City is a Day Cabin & chassis type is a Chassis with Cabin .

What is the fuel & transmission type of Piaggio Ape E City?

The Piaggio Ape E City is available in Electric version with Constant Mesh 2 Stage Reduction With Integrated Differential Constant transmission.

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