Italian motor vehicle manufacturer, Piaggio Vehicles has announced to partner MoEVing, the technology platform to accelerate EV adoption in India, to better electric vehicles’ ecosystem by inducting a better fleet in the country.
MoEVing also looks to add a total of 500 Piaggio Ape’ E-Xtra FX to the existing fleet by 2022, Piaggio said. Through an integrated approach of demand aggregation, supply optimisation, and connected charging infrastructure for various applications, including e-commerce, the partnership will accelerate the adoption of electric three-wheelers in India in the last mile transportation segment, the company said.
“We recently launched cargo variant Ape’ E-Xtra FX has received tremendous response from customers. Through this partnership with MoEVing, we will further amplify our efforts towards creating affordable and sustainable last-mile connectivity solutions in goods movement space,” Saju Nair, Executive vice president for CV Business, Piaggio Vehicles, said.
The new Ape’ E-Xtra FX is the most powerful electric cargo in the segment with a 9.5 KW power output, according to the company. It comes with a proven full metal body architecture fitted with a useful 6 ft cargo deck length.
“We are honoured to partner with Piaggio, a pioneer OEM in last-mile mobility space,” Nair said, adding that product quality and lower cost of operation on a daily basis is an extremely important component that Ape’ E-Xtra model brings to the table.
“We aim to increase our Ape’ E-Xtra fleet to 500 vehicles by next year and deploy these vehicles across the country with various e-commerce players for last-mile order delivery,” said Vikash Mishra, founder of MoEVing said.