Piaggio opens 2 new EV exclusive dealerships in Delhi

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 27 Jul 2021


Piaggio Vehicles a leading manufacturer of small commercial vehicles has inaugurated two new Ape’ electric experience centres (dealerships) in Delhi – Sincere Marketing and Celebrate Motors.

Sincere Marketing dealership located in Okhla Industrial Area, Phase – 2 was inaugurated by Saurabh Bharadwaj, MLA Greater Kailash and Celebrate Motors located at Wazirabad road was inaugurated by Mohan Singh Bisht, MLA, Karawal Nagar Assembly. Amit Kumar, National Head EV - Sales, Piaggio Vehicles and Abhinav Dhingra, dealer principal, Sincere Marketing and Gaurav Bhatia, dealer principal, Celebrate Motors India were also present at the inauguration.

The company says the experience centres will allow customers to access Piaggio’s entire range of electric vehicles including the recently launched FX range (fixed battery) of electric vehicles in both cargo and passenger segments.

Saurabh Bharadwaj, MLA Greater Kailash said, “In an effort to promote the use of electric vehicles in the national capital, the government of Delhi had unveiled its own EV policy last year. We also recently unveiled a new 'Switch Delhi' initiative to promote efforts to increase the use of electric vehicles in the city as well as to help tackle air pollution.”

Mohan Singh Bisht, MLA Karawal Nagar Assembly said, “With the scarappage policy coming into effect it is important for providing customers with electric vehicle options for them to make the shift. Direct financial advantages are provided to electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers under the FAME II program to assist in lowering the cost of acquisition by end-users.”

Saju Nair, EVP and Head of Commercial Vehicle Business, Piaggio India said, “We are happy to open our two new experience centres together in Delhi. We would like to extend our congratulations the Delhi government for being the pioneer in electric mobility initiatives across the country. The Delhi government has been the first to launch the all-inclusive EV policy envisaging OEM’s, charging points, EV incentive, EV Finance Corporation and Ease of EV Adoption. Delhi Government has laid immense focus on the transition to EVs with its ‘Switch Delhi’ Campaign which is the resultant of a robust Delhi EV Policy. The capital has also been suffering from the higher levels of pollution and faster adoption of EVs in last-mile mobility space can be the 1st step towards a cleaner Delhi. With 4,000 new permits allocated for registered electric auto-rickshaws in the city, we at Piaggio are certain that these measures will encourage the growth of the EV ecosystem and accelerate the transition to electric vehicles. A sudden and rapid increase in the demand for e-commerce in recent years has been a catalyst for the surge in last-mile services countrywide. The surge in COVID-19 cases all across the world and growth in the numbers of online shopping has pushed the importance of last-mile to the forefront of the overall supply chain process.”