Piaggio launches Ape electric three-wheeler range in Hyderabad
Piaggio Vehicles India has made an announcement to launch the Ape electric three-wheeler range in Hyderabad city. The company is offering Ape’s battery-powered range in three variants such as Ape e-City FX, and Ape e-Xtra FX (with fixed electric battery), and Ape e-City (with swappable battery).
The electric three-wheelers unveiled in the presence of the Puvvada Ajay Kumar, Transport Minister, Government of Telangana, at Transport Bhavan, Hyderabad. The State Transport Commissioner, M. R. M. Rao & Principal Secretary for Industries & Commerce, Jayesh Ranjan were also present on the occasion.
Piaggio Ape electric three-wheeler
The Piaggio previously was offering the Ape e-city with only swappable batteries option but now it comes with a 48-volt Lithium-ion battery with a 5.44 kWh with a 7.3 bhp power and 29 Nm of peak torque. On a single charge, it gives a range of 110 km.
Ape E-Xtra FX
The Ape E-Xtra FX gets a bigger 8 kWh Lithium-ion battery to an electric motor with 9.55 kWh/12.8 bhp and 45 Nm output. On a single charge, it can give 90 km and a top speed of 45 kmph.
Saju Nair, EVP and Head of Commercial Vehicle Business, Piaggio India Pvt Ltd. said, “Hyderabad being one of the biggest metro cities in India, inter-city last-mile transportation business is one of the important sources of income for a lot of locals and our new range of electric vehicles will definitely help in increase the earnability due to its low cost of operation & superior range,”
“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.”
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