Piaggio Vehicles Partners With Three Wheels United to Procure 3,300 Electric Three-Wheelers

Last Updated: December 27, 2022, 15:56 IST

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Under the partnership, the company will facilitate easy and affordable financing for individuals to easily switch from conventional engines to EV three-wheelers

Tech-enabled EV financing firm Three Wheels United (TWU) has inked an initial pact with small commercial vehicle maker Piaggio Vehicles to procure 3,300 electric three-wheelers, a release said on Monday.

Under the partnership, the company will facilitate easy and affordable financing for individuals and fleet operators to easily switch from conventional engines to EV three-wheelers, Three Wheels United said in a statement.

Drivers will be provided loans covering up to 100 percent of the vehicle cost without any collateral, the company said, adding that its driver app, which provides details on the locations of charging stations, parking options, and vehicle maintenance, will offer constant support to them.

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These vehicles will be deployed across Delhi-NCR, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana, Maharashtra, and Andhra Pradesh over the next one-and-a-half year, it stated.

Additionally, TWU will provide a buyback option that allows drivers to sell their existing more than 10-year-old vehicles and purchase Piaggio electric three-wheeler, the company said.

According to the statement, there are over 13 lakh EVs registered in the country and a lot needs to be done for the mass adoption of these vehicles in the country.

“We need an ecosystem approach to remove the barriers to easy adoption. Collaboration among vehicle manufacturers, financiers, and charging infrastructure providers can pave the way for mass adoption of EVs in India,” said Cedrick Tandong, co-founder and CEO, Three Wheels United.

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Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd on its part will offer maintenance and servicing support to these vehicles, ensuring minimal downtime for operations.

The vehicle owners will have dedicated service support from Piaggio dealers and the operations team of Three Wheels United, it said.   “The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Three Wheels United will further strengthen our commitment to building India’s EV infrastructure with competent and reliable partners,” said Diego Graffi, Chairman and Managing Director at Piaggio Vehicles.

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