The company Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd (PVPL) launched their FX range (fixed battery) of electric vehicles in both the cargo and passenger segments recently. The Ape’ E-Xtra FX comes with an introductory price of Rs 3.12 lakh while Ape’ E-City FX is priced at Rs. 2.83 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, India), post-Fame-II subsidy benefit. The new Ape’ E-Xtra FX claims to be the most powerful electric cargo in the segment with 9.5Kw power output. It comes with a full metal body architecture fitted with a 6ft cargo deck length. It is also customizable for applications like the delivery van, garbage collector, etc.
Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd’s Chairman & MD, Mr. Diego Graffi said, “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. This new FX range is a step in realizing Piaggio’s vision which aligns with the government’s initiatives for mass adoption of EVs in India.”
The vehicles come equipped with features like blue vision headlamps, automatic transmission, hill hold assist, regenerative braking, dual-tone seats, striking body colors and graphics, multi-information instrument cluster, boost mode, etc. The FX fixed battery range offers home and office charging features.
This new model will cater to segments like e-commerce, gas cylinders, mineral water bottles, FMCG, vegetables, garbage collection, and a host of others. With a running cost of less than 50paise, it is the most economical mode of last-mile goods movement. With the Ape E- City passenger carrier, Piaggio is offering service solutions to ensure peace of mind for customers. The vehicles are covered with a 3 year or a 1 lakh km warranty.