Cochin: Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd (PVPL), a 100 % subsidiary of the Italian Piaggio Group, European leader of the 2Wheeler sector and India’s leading manufacturer of small commercial vehicles inaugurated Kerala’s fourth EV experience centre, Ecomarq in Cochin. The dealership was inaugurated by Mr. M. Anil Kumar, Honorable Mayor, & Mr. PM. Shebeer, RTO Kochi. Also present on the occasion were Mr. Divakar Reddy, GM & Zonal head – South, Piaggio Vehicles and Mr. Shilby Joseph, Dealer EV Business Head.
These experience centre will allow customers to access Piaggio’s entire range of electric vehicles. Piaggio had recently launched their FX range (fixed battery) of electric vehicles in both cargo and passenger segments. These new products will be available at the new Cochin outlet.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Anil Kumar, Honorable Mayor of Cochin. said, “It gives me immense pleasure to be here today to inaugurate Cochin’s first of its kind EV Experience centre of Piaggio vehicles pvt. Ltd. With the scarappage policy coming into effect it is important for providing customers with electric vehicle options for them to make the shift.”
Mr. Saju Nair, EVP and Head of Commercial Vehicle Business, Piaggio India Pvt Ltd. said, “We are happy to open our fourth EV exclusive showroom in Cochin. At Piaggio, our core philosophy is to provide path-breaking solutions in the last mile transportation segment and we are committed to provide best in class offerings to our customers. Cochin being a major business hub, inter-city 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.”
We are offering unique service solutions to ensure confidence and peace of mind for our customers. The vehicles are covered with a 3 year/1 lakh kilometre “Super warranty”. In addition to this we are offering a 3 Year Free Maintenance package as an introductory offer to all our customers. The Piaggio I-Connect telematics solution offers real time vehicle data tracking for our customers and for PVPL service initiatives.”
Commenting on this, Mr. Francis K Paul, Dealer Principal, Kuttukkaran Group said, “We are excited to partner with Piaggio, a two decade old trusted brand in the small commercial vehicle space. At the new Ape’ Electrik Experience centre, ECOMARQ Cochin, we will be offering Piaggio’s Ape’ Electrik range of products both in cargo and passenger segment. With this association we are looking forward to a meaningful and lasting partnership with Piaggio and expanding to other markets in Kerala as well.”
The new Ape’ E-Xtra FX is the most powerful electric cargo in the segment with 9.5 Kw power output. It comes with a proven full metal body architecture fitted with a useful 6 ft. cargo deck length. It is also customizable for applications like the delivery van, garbage collector etc.
The passenger vehicle, Ape’ E-City FX is the most profitable 3 wheeler. Its superior features and comfortable ride ensures higher number of trips and best in class earnings.