Piaggio launches its CNG range of vehicles in Bhopal with the inauguration of CNG stations

Bhopal: 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 has the widest range of CNG products in the 3 wheeler industry launched its BS VI range of CNG vehicles for Bhopal market with the inauguration of two CNG stations in Bhopal. These stations are located at Ayodhya Bypass and Kolar Road and the stations were commissioned by Think Gas Pvt. Ltd.

Piaggio’s CNG range includes Ape’ City, the revolutionary Ape’ City+ with India’s first 3 Valve Engine 3 Wheeler and industry’s first of its kind water cooled three-wheelers in passenger and cargo categories viz: Ape’ Auto Dx, Ape’ Auto DXL, Ape’ Auto+ (India’s first 5 seater), Ape Xtra LDX (5.5 ft cargo), and Ape’Xtra LDX+ (industry’s first 6ft cargo CNG).

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. In terms of power, pick-up, mileage & maintenance, the latest Ape’ City CNG, Apé Auto Dx CNG, Ape’ Xtra LDX CNG and Ape’ Xtra LDX+ CNG vehicles offer the best quality in the category. With this new range of CNG, operating costs will be nearly half that of petrol autos. Focusing on increasing CNG infrastructure by the government will not only improve drivers ‘ earnability, but also raise self-employment opportunities for Madhya Pradesh’s local youth.

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 alternative fuel technology in our country is growing day by day and we have introduced this new range of CNG vehicles for the Madhya Pradesh market in order to meet the changing needs of the market. Piaggio is a clear market leader in the 3 wheeler category in India and with this new range of vehicles we are optimistic that our dominance in the CNG segment will be sustained and further improved.”

Mr. Malind Kapur, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Channel Development, Piaggio Vehicles said, “We are thankful for the central government’s focus on alternative fuel. The establishment of CNG stations in Bhopal will further boost the small commercial vehicle industry. We have the largest range of CNG 3 wheelers in India for Piaggio. With this CNG infrastructure, a lot of auto rickshaws are now going to be adopted and converted to CNG in Bhopal, and I see a lot of new possibilities for us in the near future.”