It’s been 70 years since the Piaggio Ape 50 made its way onto Italy’s streets….
Electric vehicles are in huge demand. They don’t produce any carbon dioxide or nitrogen oxide emissions, their running and maintenance costs are typically lower than petrol or diesel versions and their green credentials enhance business reputation.
One million electric vehicles were sold globally in 2016 alone, and at the beginning of 2017, sales of new hybrids and electric cars outstripped petrol or diesel. In the UK, one million are expected to be on the roads by 2022, public charging points are growing at an ever-increasing rate and reports suggest that these will outnumber petrol stations by the end of the decade.
Air pollution is the biggest environmental risk to public health in the UK – notably in urban areas – with current schemes and future plans for vehicles making electric versions increasingly attractive.
In London, for example, electric vehicles are exempt from the Congestion Charge and pay no charges in Low Emission Zones. Numerous other local authorities are looking at introducing these zones too. The Government plans to end sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040, it wants virtually all vehicles to be zero emission by 2050, and some local councils want to ban petrol and diesel vehicles in city centres before 2040.
For full details of Piaggio Commercial electric vehicles check out the technical information, below.
Piaggio Commercial Electric Power
Our electric vehicles have all the advantages of zero emissions electric power, making them a great option.