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Old 4th June 2007, 10:44   #16
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These Piaggio's spew a lot of unwanted pollution. Why are these being allowed to even sell. More bad news for the environment.
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Where is Piaggio going to fit in the production of the Ape? Only 10,000 per year? Doesnt sound right but the news article does not mention any production expansion plans.
Ape is a range of commercial vehicles that Piaggio makes. So the three wheelers that carry passengers (~auto) is Ape, the loader is also Ape, the covered cargo is also Ape and now this 4-wheeled thing is also Ape. This thing is named Truk (sub variant in Ape range).

As for the production cap it is possible that the 140000 Ape production is inclusive of the Truk (It is also Ape, remember). That 10000 maybe the reserve capacity that they are still left with.
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AFAIK, APE is the name of the company, not the truck.
Actually Ape is a range of commercial vehicles, most of them three-wheeled. This particular vehicle is called Truk. And the company that manufactures these vehicles is Piaggio (Italy), the company that designed and manufactured the erstwhile Bajaj scooters, LML Vespas in India (in technical partnership).
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Last week i had been to Bajaj Factory (Akurdi Pune) and had seen similar Bajaj vehicle test driving in there premises. It somewhat look like a Tata ace
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Ape is Piaggio's world famous brand name which is much older than that of Ace.

ur right. -- in fact ace has aped ape...

anyways...the word ape does funny connotations...but then i think its a cute name neverthe less....
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Its clearly mentioned as 2.15lakhs in one of the posts.

I read it after i posted...

I bought a ACE truck for my company for 1.78lakh. Now even that is 2.2. Why should they increase the price so fast?? its unfair now...
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Default Piaggio's four wheeled quargo

Piaggio as well as Mahindra are currently testing small four-wheeled cargo vehicles in Maharastra.
6 months back , i came across two prototypes of Piaggio Quargo, a four-wheeled cargo vehicle, to compete with TATA ACE, being tested around Panchgani.

I had also come across a Mahindra fourwheeler, the same size as a TATA ACE, which is again going to be directed against the ACE.

TATA ACE was launched more than a year ago and has suddenly opened up a new segment of small four-wheeled cargo vehicles. Faster than the big 3-wheeled cargo vehicles, the ACE, as it passes off as a 4-wheeler, is also allowed on the expressway.

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and this is why we have lots of new Ape showrooms which has Ape Truck advrt boards?
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I see a lot of Piaggo Autorikshaws (diesel?) in Gurgaon.
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A similar thread exists

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Quargo was the Italian name for the same thing.. The new branding is APE TRUK..
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These Piaggio's spew a lot of unwanted pollution. Why are these being allowed to even sell. More bad news for the environment.
Fully agree. they are slow like elephants, make noise like a helicopter and spew enough pollution to compete with a mini coal fired generator. It should have been banned under a variety of laws already. Shame on Piaggio to dump this relic on Indian roads
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These Piaggio's spew a lot of unwanted pollution. Why are these being allowed to even sell. More bad news for the environment.
I disagree with this fact.. The reason that happens is because of bad maintainence of the vehicles and even worse mixing of fuels. I have seen some Volvo's spew dark black smoke does that mean Volvo buses are bad too. Just goes to show how stingy and lazy people get when it comes to maintainance..
I rest my case.
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