Piaggio launches Ape’ E- City for Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode

PIAGGIO Vehicles Pvt Ltd (PVPL), a 100  per cent subsidiary of the Italian Piaggio Group, European leader of the 2Wh sector and India’s leading manufacturer of small commercial vehicles has launched their new electric vehicle, Ape’ E-City for Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode market.

The new Ape’ E-City offers a revolutionary driving experience with zero-emission, with nearly no noise and vibration making it a next-generation 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. Ape’ E-City is the first three-wheeler to have smart swappable batteries. The swappable battery concept is being brought in association with Sun mobility, a leader in electric mobility battery technology. Customers can also experience an app-enabled eco-system to check the battery state of charge, locate swap stations, recharge batteries instantly with no waiting time, etc.

Ape’ E-City is equipped with a first in category digital instrument cluster with information like state of charge, drive modes, service alerts, economy mode etc provided for advance assistance to drivers. Ape’ E-City customers will be given a super warranty of 36 months/ one lac kms. (Whichever is earlier) along with free scheduled maintenance for three years which is the best offering in this space. Ape’ E-City is easy to own and promises more earnings per ride.

Ape’ E-City comes with an introductory ex-showroom price of Rs 198926/- (Ex-Showroom Kerala).

Diego Graffi, Chairman & Managing Director, Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. said, “Ape’, a brand with a trust of nearly 30 lakh happy customer is paving the way for the Indian electric revolution with the Ape’ Electrik range and Ape’ E-City as its first offering. At Piaggio, we believe in providing path-breaking solutions in the last mile transportation segment with best in class technology offerings to our customers. The Piaggio Group has a rich heritage of developing Electric technology over the last 15 years which we have leveraged to develop these class-leading products for India. We have developed both Swappable & Fixed Battery technology solutions to serve the varied needs of the customer. For Swappable technology, our partnership with Sun Mobility will enable customers to experience a very innovative, smart and unique swappable smart battery eco-system in India. We are confident that our efficient Electric Auto, the Ape’ E-City will definitely become a preferred choice for customers in the Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode market.”

Saju Nair, EVP and Head of Commercial Vehicle Business, Piaggio India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We have confidence that Kerala government’s EV policy will pave the way for mass adaption of EVs in the last mile connectivity segment. Ape’ being the leader in the three-wheeler cargo segment for more than a decade & now having the largest range of three-wheeler vehicles has strong connections with customers in Kerala.

Our Strategy is to be fuel agnostic and to give the best solutions to our customers ensuring all regulations of the state and local governments are followed. The Ape’ Electrik range is the next evolution in three-wheeler technology.

Ape’ E-City swappable offers best in class power, pick-up, mileage & low maintenance to customers with an Instant charging facility. Piaggio is at the forefront not only in terms of its product range but also in improving its consumer’s overall ownership experience with class-leading service offerings.”

Malind Kapur, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Channel Development, Piaggio Vehicles said, “We are very happy to launch Ape’ E-City for Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode market. We feel that there is a growing demand for electric autos which can give a better experience to commuters and tourists and increase the earnability of auto drivers. I feel E-City will further boost the employment opportunities for the people of Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode. With this launch, we are confident of maintaining and strengthening our brand presence not only in Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode but across Kerala.”

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