The Piaggio Porter NP6, with new eco-friendly engines, is the vehicle that best meets the new last-mile-delivery requirements
In the last few days, the Piaggio Group (PIA.MI) has begun delivery of 300 Porter NP6 four-wheel light commercial vehicles to the Italian Post Office, Poste Italiane, for last-mile delivery of mail and parcels. The vehicles will go into service from the start of 2022. Arranged on a long-term rental basis, the supply is part of a broader contract awarded by Poste Italiane to Leasys and LeasePlan, two of Europe’s leading rental car companies, to renew its fleet of working vehicles.
The Piaggio Porter NP6 is produced in the Piaggio Group’s Italian factory in Pontedera and is the first city truck, combining compact dimensions with an outstanding loading capacity and exclusively eco-friendly engines. Fitted with a specific cargo box with a volume of approximately 4 cubic meters, it proved to be the vehicle most closely aligned with the requirements of the request for tenders in its specific category (Lightweight trucks with high manoeuvrability, a loading capacity of not less than 0.5 ton – petrol/methane fuelled).
Compact dimensions (the cabin is only 1.64 meters wide) and the newCombiFuel petrol/LPG and petrol/methane 1,498 cc Euro 6D Final engines make the Piaggio Porter NP6 the ideal urban work vehicle for last-mile deliveries and short/medium-range goods transport. The CombiFuel engines are available in two different versions, depending on the required LPG or methane range: Short Range, intended for mainly urban use, and Long Range, for activities that need greater autonomy and loading capacity.
Compared with the previous version, the Piaggio Porter NP6 targets a wider audience, offering a 30% increase in the payload and impressive configuration options.
In terms of frame capacity, the rear-axle versions with single wheels support up to 1,275 kg, while the twin-wheel versions exceed 1,600 kg, transporting loads well above their own weight and maintaining weight on the ground of not more than 2,800 kg.