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Piaggio launches its Electric Auto, the Ape’ E- City for Kozhikode

 Ape’ E-City is powered by advanced Lithium Ion Smart- batteries to revolutionize
last mile mobility in Kozhikode
 Ape’ E-City is the first E-auto in India with swappable battery technology
Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd (PVPL), a 100 % subsidiary of the Italian Piaggio Group, European leader of the 2Wh sector and India’s leading manufacturer of small commercial vehicles today launched their new electric vehicle , Ape’ E-City for Kozhikode market .
Present on the occasion were  Manian Nataraj, PVPL Zonal head &  Krishnand Kamath & .CP Abdulla, Dealer Principal, ACE Motors & Classic Motors respectively.
The new Ape’ E-City offers a revolutionary driving experience with zero emission,

with nearly no noise and vibration making it a next generation last mile mobility solution for the urban India. It comes with various class leading features making it a unique proposition with advanced Li-ion batteries, automatic gear box, superior power and torque, no gear and clutch, doors for safety, full digital cluster. Ape’ E-City is the first 3-wheeler to have smart swappable batteries. The swappable battery concept is being brought in association with Sun mobility, a leader in electric mobility battery technology. Customers can also experience an app enabled eco-system to check battery state of charge, locate swap stations, recharge batteries instantly with no waiting time, etc.

Ape’ E-City is equipped with a first in category digital instrument cluster with information like state of charge, drive modes, service alerts, economy mode etc provided for advance assistance to drivers.
Ape’ E-City customers will be given a super warranty of 36 month/ 1 lac kms. (Whichever is earlier)along with free scheduled maintenance for 3 years which is the best offering in this space. Ape’ E-City is easy to own and promises more earnings per ride.
Ape’ E-City comes with an introductory ex-showroom price of Rs. 198926/- (Ex-Kozhikode
Showroom).Mr. Diego Graffi, Chairman & Managing Director, Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. said, “Ape’, a brand with a trust of more than 29 lac happy customer is paving the way for the Indian electric revolution with the Ape’ Electrik range and Ape’ E-City as its 1 st offering. At Piaggio, we believe in providing path breaking solutions in the last mile transportation segment with best in class technology offerings to our customers.

Piaggio Group has a rich heritage of developing Electric technology over the last 15 years which we have leveraged to develop these class leading products for India. We have developed both Swappable & Fixed Battery technology solutions to serve the varied needs of the customer. For Swappable technology, our partnership with Sun Mobility will enable customers to experience a very innovative, smart and unique swappable smart battery eco-system in India. We are confident that our efficient Electric Auto, the Ape’ E-City will definitely become a preferred choice for customers in Kozhikode market.”
Saju Nair, EVP and Head of Commercial Vehicle Business, Piaggio India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We have
confidence that Kerala government’s EV policy will pave the way for mass adaption of EVs in the last mile connectivity segment.
Ape’ E-City swappable offers best in class power, pick-up, mileage & low maintenance to customers with instant charging facility. Piaggio is at the forefront not only in terms of its product range but also in improving its consumer’s overall ownership experience with class-leading service offerings.
With Ape’ E-City, we aim to further strengthen our valuable association of 20 years with customers of Kerala.”Mr. Malind Kapur, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Channel Development, Piaggio Vehicles said, “We are very happy to launch Ape’ E-City for Kozhikode market. We feel that there is a growing demand for electric autos which can give better experience to commuters and tourists and increase the earnability of auto drivers. I feel E-City will further boost the employment opportunities for the people of Kozhikode. With this launch we are confident of maintaining and strengthening our brand presence not only in Kozhikode but in entire Kerala.”
Bookings and enquiries related to test drives of Ape' E-City can be made at PVPL’s Kozhikode dealerships- Classic Motors located near civil station,Palattuthazham and ACE Motors Pvt ltd, located near Central Library, Mananchira.

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 2.9 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 the completion of its advanced engine plant on the same campus. Piaggio has an over 3000-strong work force comprising experienced engineers,R&D specialists, plant workers, sales, service and marketing professionals.

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