THE NEW RANGE WAS UNVEILED, DURING AN EVENT HELD IN NEW DELHI, BY THE AMBASSADOR OF ITALY IN INDIA, VINCENZO DE LUCA, ALONG WITH DIEGO GRAFFI, CHAIRMAN & MD OF PVPL, AND SUDHANSHU AGRAWAL, EVP AND BUSINESS HEAD, ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND EXPORTS OF PVPL. BESIDES THE LAUNCH, PVPL ALSO SIGNED MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH KEY INDUSTRY PARTNERS TO ENSURE CONTINED STRIDES IN BUILDING A ROBUST EV INFRASTRUCTURE IN INDIA.
From left: Diego Graffi, Chairman & MD of PVPL; Vincenzo de Luca, Ambassador of Italy in India; Sudhanshu Agrawal, EVP and Business Head, Electric Vehicles and Exports of PVPL. Source: PVPL.
New Delhi (India), 15 December 2022 - Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd (PVPL), a 100 % subsidiary of the Italian Piaggio Group and India’s leading manufacturer of small commercial vehicles as well as pioneers in 3-wheeler electric mobility launched two new electric 3-wheelers: Apé E-City FX Max in the passenger segment and Apé E-Xtra FX Max in the cargo segment. The new vehicles were unveiled by His Excellency, Mr. Vincenzo de Luca, Ambassador of Italy to India in the presence of Mr. Diego Graffi, Chairman & MD, Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd, and Mr. Sudhanshu Agrawal, EVP and Business Head, Electric Vehicles and Exports, Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd. Besides the launch of the new range, Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd also signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with key industry partners to ensure continued strides in building a robust EV infrastructure in India.
From left, Mr. Sudhanshu Agrawal and Mr. Diego Graffi unveiling the new Apé E-City FX Max and Apé E-Xtra FX Max. Source: PVPL.
The new variants, Apé E-City FX Max and Apé E-Xtra FX Max have a superior driving range, 12” tyre size offering better ground clearance, and improved grade ability among other advancements. This EV range is fully assembled by an all-women team at Piaggio’s Baramati factory. Available as a fixed battery solution, Apé E-City FX Max and Apé E-Xtra FX Max boast of superior Italian design legacy with a new and attractive bezel and eye-catching graphics. A swappable battery solution for the new FX Max will also be available soon.
The new Apé FX Max range comes with advanced battery performance resulting in a longer run, enhanced earnings, and effective cost of ownership. The vehicles also have a reserve range of up to 5 kms, to combat range anxiety. Bigger tyres of 12” give drivers a better ride & handling experience, and control over rough, uneven road conditions making the journey safer as well as accessible to remote destinations. To provide better visibility and control while driving, the vehicle’s seat height has also been adjusted. Advanced telematics 2.0 gives drivers better navigation and allows fleet owners to track and manage the fleet with utmost efficiency.
From Left: Ape E-city FX Max and Ape E-xtra FX Max.
PVPL – APÉ ELECTRIC 3-WHEELER RANGE: piaggio-cv.co.in/apeelectrik
The launch event also saw Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd sign a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with key EV players like SUN Mobility, Three Wheels United, Zyngo, City Link, Amplus Solar, Magenta Mobility, MoEVing, and MBSI to deliver 24,000 commercial EVs in a phased manner across India in 2023. Of these, over 10,000 will be deployed in partnership with SUN mobility for both cargo and passenger segments in more than 14 cities in India. Piaggio India is also partnering with Three Wheels United with their aggressive retail finance scheme for both Passenger and Cargo vehicles.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Diego Graffi, Chairman & MD, Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. said, “I thank His Excellency, Mr. Vincenzo de Luca, Ambassador of Italy to India for his valuable time to unveil our new vehicles. As pioneers in light cargo electric mobility in India, we are delighted to add Apé E-City FX Max and Apé E-Xtra FX Max to our portfolio. Our talented team of engineers and R&D has designed the new Apé FX Max range to ensure optimum value for customers through better range, grade ability, and load-carrying capacity, as well as providing a competitive total cost of ownership. We feel the new range is an entrepreneur’s best bet to reap maximum benefits. With our vision fixed on the future of mobility, Piaggio Vehicles will continue its stride to move India forward in its mission to adapt alternate fuels.”
He further added, “The MoUs we have signed today also cement our commitment to building India’s EV infrastructure with competent and reliable partners. We are sure of a successful collaboration that will not only significantly benefit customers but also pave the way for safer and more advanced EV technology in the country.”
Left: announcing the launch event (source: www.facebook.com/pvplindiacv).
Right: Mr. Diego Graffi (left) and Mr. Sudhanshu Agrawal unveiling the new Apé E-City FX Max and Apé E-Xtra FX Max (source: PVPL).
Speaking about the new range, Mr. Sudhanshu Agrawal, EVP and Business Head, Electric Vehicles and Exports 2W & 3W, Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. Said: “We are proud to include the Apé E-City FX Max and Apé E-Xtra FX Max in our electric 3-wheeler portfolio. Both variants have been manufactured with extensive customer feedback and more focus has been given to the vehicle range and performance on different road conditions. Aligned with our philosophy to provide path-breaking last-mile transport solutions, the vehicle is ‘Made in India’ for Indian needs and will also be exported across international markets. With low maintenance costs, the best in the industry warranty, advanced technology, a long-range, and added features; the FX Max range will definitely maximize the earnings of our customers. I thank our partners for their continued support and faith in Piaggio products.”
The new Apé FX Max range has been designed to ensure maximum earnings for entrepreneurs while enhancing product performance and leading India’s EV mission.
(Source: PVPL press release).
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“Piaggio is one of the icons of Made in Italy. Over the decades, it has always been a pioneer in consolidating pillars of Make in India. In this framework, today, the Italian company is entering a new phase with the aim of facing new challenges such as energy transition, energy efficiency, electric mobility. Piaggio represents one of the relevant private players in the partnership between Italy and India in the automotive and energy transition sectors",
remarked Ambassador Vincenzo de Luca.
Piaggio launches two new 3-wheel electric vehicles in India: Apé E-City FX Max in the passenger segment and Apé E-Xtra FX Max in the cargo segment. The new variants have a superior driving range and advanced battery performance. The Italian group, with its subsidiary Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd, is the leading Indian manufacturer of small commercial vehicles as well as a pioneer in electric mobility on 3 wheels. The event was inaugurated by the Ambassador of Italy in India, Vincenzo de Luca, by the Chairman and Managing Director, and by the EVP and Business Head, Electric Vehicles and Exports of Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd, Diego Graffi and Sudhanshu Agrawal.
About Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. is a 100% owned subsidiary of the Piaggio Group. The Company commenced operations in India in 1999 with the launch of the three-wheeler brand Apé, which was an immediate success and has grown from strength to strength over the years. PVPL created the market, grew it, and has sustained a dominant position in the Diesel and Alternate fuel 3-wheeler segments. Piaggio is a leading player in the light transportation industry with a complete range of three-wheelers in Diesel, Petrol, CNG, LPG fuel variants & has also entered the Electric vehicle market. The Company’s products are not only endorsed by over 3.0 million satisfied customers across India but also exported to more than 50 countries worldwide. Piaggio has a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant at Baramati in Maharashtra, with an installed annual production capacity of over 3,80,000 commercial vehicles & 1,50,000 two-wheelers. It is also self-reliant in some of the engine categories with its advanced engines plant with a capacity of 2,00,000 engines. Piaggio has an over 4000-strong workforce comprising experienced engineers, R&D specialists, plant workers, sales, service and marketing professionals.
For more information, please visit: piaggio-cv.co.in.
(Source: PVPL press release).