Small business car maker Piaggio Vehicles on Tuesday marked its entry into the electric three-wheeler cargo section with the launch of Ape E-Xtra FX at an introductory value of ₹3.12 lakh. The company additionally rolled out Ape E-City, the 2021 model of its passenger electric three-wheeler, at an introductory value of ₹2.83 lakh (each costs, ex-showroom and publish FAME-II subsidy). Both the three-wheelers come with mounted batteries.
The Ape e-Xtra FX comes with a 9.5 kWh lithium-ion battery and fitted with a six-feet cargo deck. It will be personalized as per the requirement of the operate reminiscent of, as a supply vans and rubbish collector, amongst others. Both the brand new e-three-wheelers additionally get options reminiscent of blue imaginative and prescient headlamps, regenerative braking, multi-information instrument cluster and increase mode, hill maintain help in addition to automated transmission.
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The e-cargo three-wheeler may cater to numerous different segments reminiscent of e-commerce, gasoline cylinders, mineral water bottles and vegetable transport moreover FMCG. Piaggio additionally claims that the working value of the car is much less and it gives final mile items motion at a cost-effective value. The zero emission and superior drive makes it the logical selection for final mile transport,” said Malind Kapur, Senior Vice President of the company.
Both the vehicles come with a 3 year/one-lakh kilometer warranty as well as a three-year free maintenance package as an introductory offer for all customers.
The wholly-owned subsidiary of Piaggio Group, Piaggio Commercial Vehicles had ventured into the electric three-wheeler market in December of 2019 with its first version of the Ape E-City, that comes with a swappable battery. “Post the launch of Ape’ e-City with swappable technology in 2019, we are now introducing the fixed battery technology solutions to serve the varied needs of customers,” mentioned Diego Graffi, Chairman and Managing Director of the company.