Piaggio to sell made-in-India Apé Electrik three-wheelers in the Philippines

The Apé E-City and Apé E-xtra, which are manufactured in PVPL’s plant in Baramati, Maharashtra, will be exported to the Philippines.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 14 Feb 2023 Views icon8340 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd (PVPL), the 100% Indian subsidiary of the Piaggio Group, has announced the entry of its Apé Electrik three-wheeler in the Philippines.

The electric three-wheelers, which are manufactured in PVPL’s plant in Baramati, Maharashtra, will be exported to the Philippines. The Apé E-City and Apé E-xtra are equipped with Sun Mobility’s advanced battery-swapping technology.

Pisggio manufactures the passenger and cargo version of the Apé Electrik three-wheeler at its plant in Baramati, Maharashtra. 

The Apé Electriks will be the Philippines’ first electric three-wheelers and are targeted at the last-mile mobility and the small commercial vehicle industry. They are to be sold through Philippinerimex, a subsidiary of Rusco Motors Inc.

Diego Graffi, Chairman and Managing Director, Piaggio Vehicles said, “In 2019, we introduced to India the first electric three-wheeler in the market. Now in 2023, we are happy to be the first movers in this segment in the Philippines. For Piaggio Vehicles, entry into the Philippines is a stepping stone towards accelerating the adoption of EVs across the world and towards a sustainable planet.  We see huge export potential to the market and also aim to meaningfully contribute to their EV ambitions.”

Ajay Goel, co-founder and executive director, Sun Mobility, said, “Sun Mobility is the leader in battery swapping for two- and three-wheelers in India and has deployed around 300 Swap Points in 18 cities across the country, powering over 68 million kilometres and 3.7 million swaps so far. We are glad to further strengthen our association with Piaggio as we extend our partnership to Philippines. We share the vision of smart, affordable, urban electric mobility and are keen to jointly deploy our solution first in Philippines and rest of South East Asia.”

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