Italian two and three-wheeler maker Piaggio planning to launch a fully electric three-wheeler in India by the middle of this year, a top company official said. Piaggio which sells commercial vehicles (less than one-tonne load)both in cargo and passenger segments, now they are going to upgrade there vehicles to meet the requirements of bs vi emission norms by the end of this year. India is one country which is adopting the culture of electric vehicles, yes we know nowadays demand is not very big but in coming years it will increase to fast in upcoming years so Piaggio plan to introduce fully electric vehicles three-wheelers by the middle of this year. The company is importing lithium-ion battery cells and other components like engine and battery management system will be fully localized. On introducing new products, the company wants to expand its presence in the three-wheeler passenger segment.
Piaggio has a leading range in diesel three wheelers segment, and the company has a complete range of three or four wheelers with diesel, petrol, CNG, LPG powertrains. But now the company decided to launch the electric three-wheelers.