Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd (PVPL), a 100 % subsidiary of the Italian Piaggio Group, European leader of the 2Wheeler sector, and India’s leading manufacturer of small
commercial vehicles inaugurated its EV experience center, Mobility Motors in Bangalore. The dealership was inaugurated by Mr. B Sriramlu, Honorable Minister of Transport Department and Tribal Welfare, Karnataka.
The experience center will give customers a platform to access Piaggio’s newly launched FX range (fixed battery) of electric vehicles in both cargo and passenger segments. The Bangalore center will also serve the entire range of electric vehicles.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. B Sriramlu, Honorable Minister of Transport Department and Tribal Welfare, Karnataka said, “It is a delightful moment for me to be here today to inaugurate Piaggio’s new Bangalore EV experience center. With the center’s PLI scheme to boost the electric vehicles segment, Karnataka is also fully committed to switching towards green mobility and we thank Piaggio for taking a step ahead in fulfilling this mission. The Karnataka government has also planned to come up with a high-tech ‘Karnataka Electric Mobility Research and Innovation Centre’ for supporting e-mobility in the state. The EV support infrastructure has been growing and we have targeted to set up 500 charging stations in Karnataka. The state has registered 25,725 EV beneficiaries under the government’s FAME II scheme making it one of the leading states in India to avail the same, hence, enhancing the EV production market. I am sure the initiatives taken by the state and central government will empower EV producers towards making green mobility a reality.”
Mr. Saju Nair, EVP and Head of Commercial Vehicle Business, Piaggio India Pvt Ltd. said, “After a great response from Karnataka market, it brings pride for Piaggio to open another EV showroom in Bangalore. The state of Karnataka has been very welcoming for electric vehicles by offering beneficial schemes like 15% capital subsidy for investors, full exemption on road tax and registration fees of EVs, and many more. The growing demand for intra-city movement in a metro city like Bangalore can be best fulfilled through the sustainable mode of transport like electric 3 wheelers. At Piaggio, our core
philosophy is to provide path-breaking solutions in the last mile transportation segment, and we are committed to providing best-in-class offerings to our customers. Our new range of electric vehicles will help in increasing the earn-ability due to its low cost of operation & superior range. The FX range will cater to the needs of our customers, protect the environment, and truly revolutionize the industry with the concept of “Ape goes Electric, India goes Electric.” We are looking forward to expanding our EV footprint across geographies.”
The new Ape’ 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, Ape’ 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.