Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd (PVPL), a 100 % subsidiary of the Italian Piaggio Group (European leader of the 2wh sector) and India’s leading manufacturer of small commercial vehicles is ready with its range of CNG products for the Nagpur market. This CNG range includes Ape’ City CNG Dlx, and Ape’ City+ CNG, which has industry’s first 3 Valve Tech Engine on a three-wheeled vehicle.
The introduction of the new range of CNG vehicles at Nagpur is a strategic initiative from Piaggio to reinforce its commitment of providing path-breaking solutions in the last mile transportation segment for its customers in the Vidharbha region. The Piaggio CNG vehicles are known for their best in class performance in terms of power, pick-up, mileage & maintenance. These vehicles are also backed by a one-year Super saver maintenance-free scheme and 3 years super warranty, which again is a first in the Alternative Fuel Industry.
With the new CNG range of products, running cost will come down to almost half of that of LPG and Petrol autos. It will also meet the growing demand for commercial vehicle mobility solutions particularly suited to intra-city travel in Nagpur and nearby areas. The government’s focus on growing CNG infrastructure will not only lower the operating cost but also increase earnings for the drivers.
The new CNG stations at Nagpur are strategically located to cater to the needs of old LPG and petrol customers wishing to convert to CNG due to its better economics.
The unveiling of the new Piaggio CNG Range was done at Nagpur. The keys of the first vehicle- an Ape City+ CNG BSVI Auto rickshaw were handed over to a customer by Mr. Kaustab Padmesh Gupta, MD, RAWMATT Industries Pvt. Ltd, who has set up the CNG stations at Nagpur.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Saju Nair, Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Vehicle Business, Piaggio India Pvt. Ltd. said, “At Piaggio, our core philosophy is to provide path-breaking solutions in the last mile transportation segment and we are committed to providing best in class offerings to our customers. The alternate fuel technology is growing day by day in our country and hence to cater to the market’s changing needs we have introduced this new range of CNG vehicles for the Nagpur market. With this new range of CNG vehicles, we are confident of further strengthening our position in this market.”
Mr. Malind Kapur, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Product Marketing and Channel and Business Development, Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd said, As far as Piaggio is concerned we have the largest range of CNG 3 wheelers in India. The opening of new CNG stations is a welcome step that was long-awaited. We have designed special exchange schemes for old petrol and LPG auto-rickshaws willing to convert to new Piaggio CNG auto Rickshaws. We also have tie-ups with nationalised banks for the benefit of our customers. With this CNG infrastructure, a lot of auto-rickshaws will now adapt and convert to CNG in a big way in Nagpur and I see many new opportunities for us in the coming future.”