City Link and Piaggio Vehicles (PVPL) have partnered to expand the electric three-wheeler fleet in the country. The companies will deploy Ape E-Xtra FX electric SCV for last-mile deliveries.
Saju Nair, EVP-CV Business, Piaggio Vehicles, said, “Piaggio is proud to contribute to City Link’s Think Green Think EV initiative by providing Ape’ Electrik range of vehicles. Piaggio Ape, with over 30 lac satisfied customers and growing, now is all set to amplify the EV transition in India with its wide range of product range suitable for varied needs of customers and with different types of charging solutions i.e. swappable as well as fixed battery. We are confident that our technology will enable City Link in providing sustainable, efficient, and lower operating cost goods delivery solutions to its customers.”
Puneet Prakash, Co-Founder, and CEO, City Link said, “Having resolved to grow responsibly and continue to bring value to all our customers, vendor partners, and drivers, this association with Piaggio holds immense value for us. Though we had projected a number of 100 EVs at launch, with Piaggio we are confident to increase our EV range multi-fold within this financial year itself. City Link is convinced that besides being environment friendly, EVs are expected to drive ROI and bring down delivery costs when compared to existing alternatives.”
The vehicle comes with a full metal body and comes with a warranty too. Earlier, City Link launched the “Think Green Think EV” initiative.