This includes first of its kind water-cooled range of products in the three-wheeler industry
Rourkela, March 28, 2019: 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 Rourkela market. This CNG range includes Ape’ City, and industry’s first of its kind Super Power Water cooled range of products in the three-wheeler passenger category – Ape’ Auto DX, & three-wheeler cargo category – ApeXtra LDX, and Ape’Xtra LDX+ with industry first 6ft. cargo deck, available at lowest down payment and with attractive finance options.
The introduction of the new range of CNG vehicles 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 Odisha. The new CNG Ape’ Xtra LDX, Ape’ Xtra LDX+ and Apé Auto DX with first of its kind water-cooled engine technology offers best in class performance in terms of power, pick-up, mileage & maintenance. With this new CNG range of products, the running cost will be almost half of that of petrol autos. The new CNG range of vehicles will meet the growing demand for commercial vehicle mobility solutions particularly suited to intra-city travel in Odisha. Government’s focus on growing CNG infrastructure will not only lower the operating cost but also increase earnability for the drivers. The new CNG station at Rourkela is strategically located to cater to the needs of old diesel and petrol customers wishing to convert to CNG due to its better economics.
This Mega CNG Product launch event witnessed a total turnout of more than 300 customers, all major financiers and 23 stand mukhiyas. The event was a huge successes with 10 vehicles booked on launch day.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Saju Nair, 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 provide 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 Rourkela market. Piaggio is the market leader in 3 wheeler category in Rourkela and with this new range of vehicles we are confident of maintaining and further strengthening our leadership in CNG segment as well.”
Mr. Malind Kapur, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Channel Development, Piaggio Vehicles said, “First of all, on behalf of Piaggio I would like to thank our honourable Prime Minister for his government’s emphasis on alternate fuels. Setting up of CNG stations in Rourkela under Urja Ganga project will further strengthen the small commercial vehicle industry in Rourkela. As far as Piaggio is concerned we have the largest range of CNG 3 wheelers in India. For the Rourkela market, we have designed a special exchange schemes for old petrol and diesel auto rickshaws which have completed their legal age. 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 adopt and convert to CNG in a big way in Rourkela and I see many new opportunities for us in the coming future.”
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