Piaggio Vehicles, the wholly-owned subsidiary of the Italian Piaggio Group, inaugurated its EV experience centre - Mobility Motors in Bangalore. The dealership was inaugurated by B Sriramlu, Minister of Transport Department and Tribal Welfare, Government of Karnataka.
The experience centre will give customers a platform to access Piaggio’s newly launched FX range (fixed battery) of electric vehicles in cargo and passenger segments. It will also serve the entire range of electric vehicles, a statement from the company said.
Sriramlu said, “With the centre’s PLI scheme to boost electric vehicles segment, Karnataka is also fully committed to switch towards green mobility and we thank Piaggio for taking a step ahead in fulfilling this mission. The Karnataka government has also planned to come up with a high-tech ‘Karnataka Electric Mobility Research and Innovation Centre’ for supporting e-mobility in the state. The EV support infrastructure has been growing and we have targeted to setup 500 charging stations in Karnataka. The state has registered 25,725 EV beneficiaries under government’s FAME II scheme making it one of the leading states in India to avail the same, hence, enhancing EV production market. I am sure the initiatives taken by the state and central government will empower EV producers towards making green mobility a reality.”
Saju Nair, EVP and Head - Commercial Vehicle Business, Piaggio India, said the Karnataka state has been very welcoming for electric vehicles by offering beneficial schemes like 15% capital subsidy for investors, full exemption on road tax and registration fees of EVs and many more. The growing demand for intra-city movement in a metro city like Bangalore can be best fulfilled through a sustainable mode of transport like e3W.
“Our new range of electric vehicles will help in increasing the earn-ability due to its low cost of operation & superior range. The FX range will cater to the needs of our customers, protect the environment, and truly revolutionise the industry with the concept of ‘Ape goes Electric, India goes Electric.’ We are looking forward to expanding our EV footprint across geographies,” Nair added.