The Italian marquee, Piaggio is planning to introduce e-vehicles in India. However, there are no official words from the premium two-wheeler manufacturer. The company has already debuted one of its electric scooter concept, the Vespa Elettrica at the passed Auto Expo this year. It was a perfect amalgamation of Vespa’s retro styling with the modern electric powertrain.
Ashish Yakhmi, business head, Piaggio India, disclosed its plans for future of mobility, e-vehicles, "We're ready with the technology for two-wheelers and four-wheelers as well, but we're waiting for regulations to introduce the vehicles in the country." Piaggio is also planning to expand its reach considerably by 2020 and focus on customer experience at their Motoplex-branded outlets.
Whereas, Diego Graffi, CEO and MD, Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd, said, "Currently, as (dealership) figures are changing more or less every week, we are at around 150 outlets all across India. Our plan is to more than double it by 2020." he further added,”The willingness to tie up with us is increasing fast; but as we grow, we want to maintain the identity and the experience one has at a Motoplex. The matter is not only sales, not only profitability, it is to provide the customer a unique experience. That is our standard for selecting new partners."