Car & General (C&G) on Monday evening launched electric three-wheelers in the Kenyan market as demand for clean mobility solutions grows at Carnivore Grounds in Nairobi.

The Piaggio Ape Electrik vehicles include the Ape E-City FX Max for the passenger segment and the Ape E-Xtra FX Max for the cargo segment.

The launch was officiated by the Ministry of Trade, Industrialization, and Enterprise Development PS Juma Mukhwana, Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Limited Exports, Electric Vehicles Vice President Dhiraj Tripathi and C&G Group CEO Vijay Gidoomal.

 E-bikes and other environmentally friendly transport solutions have been rising amid efforts to reduce carbon emissions from combustion engines into the atmosphere.

Speaking during the launch, Tripathi stated that the company’s team of engineers and R&D has designed the new Apé FX Max range to ensure optimum value for customers through better range, grade ability, and load-carrying capacity, and providing a competitive total cost of ownership.

“We feel the new range is an entrepreneur’s best bet to reap maximum benefits. We thank our partners Car & General for their continued faith and commitment to Piaggio and mutual vision of a cleaner and sustainable future of mobility,” he said.

The e-mobilities are made by Piaggio, a subsidiary of the Italian Piaggio Group and India’s leading manufacturer of small commercial vehicles, and will be locally distributed by C&G.

 The Kenyan automaker will also distribute the products within the East African community.

While the passenger version can go for 145 kilometers in a single charge, the cargo version has a range of 115 km.

“As Piaggio dealer, Car & General is committed to its mantra of making our customers smile in every street, in every town with quality products and after-sales services,” Gidoomal said.