Bengaluru-based light electric vehicles financier, Three Wheels United (TWU) has announced its partnership with Piaggio Vehicles to accelerate the adoption of electric three-wheelers in India.
“As a part of the partnership, Three Wheels United will deploy 500 Piaggio Ape’ E City and Ape’ E-Xtra vehicles across India, and will jointly work towards promoting the adoption of Piaggio’s Ape’ E City and Ape’ E-Xtra,” the statement said.
The financer will also facilitate three-wheeler passenger vehicles and cargo vehicle drivers to switch from old vehicles with electric vehicles, and will additionally connect these drivers to aggregator platforms.
While, Piaggio will offer the required support for maintenance and servicing of the vehicles, ensuring minimal downtime for operations.
“With this partnership, auto-rickshaw drivers not only receive support to switch from driving old pollutive vehicles to electric vehicles, but they will also get all the required support from TWU and Piaggio to operate these vehicles hassle-free and increase their earnings,” the statement added.
Commenting on the partnership, Cedrick Tandong, CEO and Co-Founder, Three Wheels United, said “We continue to expand our partnership with large electric vehicle manufacturers in a bid to make it easier for auto rickshaw drivers to switch to sustainable last-mile transportation. I am very excited to associate with Piaggio to drive the adoption of Ape’ E-city and Ape’ E-Xtra. Through our support, drivers can now easily shift to economical, highly profitable, and less pollutive vehicles”
Speaking on the tie-up, Mr. Diego Graffi, Chairman & MD Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. said, “Piaggio has been known for its path-breaking solutions in last-mile connectivity. Our recently launched passenger vehicle Ape’ E City and cargo variant Ape’ E-Xtra have received tremendous response from our customers. Through this partnership with Three Wheels United, we will further amplify our efforts towards creating eco-friendly last-mile connectivity.”