Piaggio Ape Electric E-Xtra FX & E-City FX Launched In India At Rs. 2.83 Lakh

The Piaggio Ape FX range for cargo and passenger vehicles has been launched by Piaggio in the Indian market. This electric range is available in two variants in the market: the E-Xtra FX (Cargo) and the E-City FX (Passenger). Interested buyers can purchase the Ape electric FX passenger starting from Rs.2.83 lakh while the cargo range is priced from Rs.3.12 lakh.

Although the company has already made up its mind to launch a fixed battery variant to make both the Ape E-Xtra and the E-City models cost-effective, it is available with swappable battery technology. FX has a power output of 9.5kW-making it the most powerful electric cargo vehicle in the segment. Its delivery van, garbage collector, etc applications are customizable and come with a fully proved metal body of 6ft cargo deck length.

The 3 wheeler of the passenger vehicle, Ape’ E-City FX is the most profitable as it comes with top-of-the-range features like blue vision headlamps, automatic transmission, hill hold assist, regenerative braking, dual-tone seats, striking body colors and graphics, multi-information instrument cluster, boost mode, etc.

The FX fixed battery range is highly suited for both home and office charging featuring a maximum driving range of around 110 km on a single battery charge. It comes with a “Super Warranty” of 3 year/1lakh km along with a 3-year free maintenance package as an introductory offer. The Piaggio I-Connect telematics solution is still offered by the company that provides real-time vehicle data tracking enabling initiatives for the customers and PVPL service.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Diego Graffi, Chairman & MD Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. said, “Ape’, a brand with a trust of more than 30 lac happy customers is paving the way for the Indian electric revolution with the FX range of electric vehicles. The Piaggio Group has a rich heritage of developing electric technology over the last four decades which we have leveraged to develop these class-leading products for India.”

He further added, “Post the launch of Ape’ E-City with Swappable technology in 2019, we are now introducing the Fixed Battery technology solutions to serve the varied needs of customers. This new FX range is a step in realizing Piaggio’s vision which aligns with the government’s initiatives for mass adaption of EVs in India.

Mr. Saju Nair, EVP and Head of Commercial Vehicle Business, Piaggio India Pvt Ltd. said, “We are launching the FX range after a detailed study covering the industry trends, customer aspirations, and segment requirements. 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.”

Mr. Malind Kapur, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Product Marketing, Channel & Business Development, Piaggio Vehicles said, “The Piaggio Ape’ Electrik FX range launch is a part of our strategic initiative to provide customers with unique solutions & a wider range to choose from based on specific applications. We are offering the Ape’ E-Xtra with a 6 feet cargo deck and a Delivery van option for customized applications. The zero-emission, low NVH, superior drive & ride comfort makes it the logical choice for last-mile transport of modern Indian cities & towns grappling with rising levels of vehicular pollution.

With the launch of the Ape’ Electrik FX range, we have truly positioned ourselves as a fuel agnostic player in India offering vehicles in Diesel, CNG, LPG, Petrol & Electric. We are committed to offering a differentiated buying experience by launching new Ape’ Electrik Experience centres across India,” Mr. Kapur concluded.

Both the EV models feature fixed battery tech, making it affordable. Besides this, the company has also launched two new models for faster EV adoption across India. These models will hit the markets in a phase wised manner.

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