Piaggio Teams Up With Oil and Gas Giant to Speed Up the Micromobility Revolution

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Piaggio teams up with one of the biggest oil and gas companies in the world to speed up the global growth of the two and three-wheeled electric vehicle market.
British multinational energy provider BP has recently announced a partnership with the Italian motor vehicle manufacturer, aiming to increase the number of two-wheeled and three-wheeled EVs across Europe and Asia.

While BP is famous for operating in the oil and gas industry, it plans to become a net-zero company by 2050. Moreover, in an attempt to electrify its business globally, BP plans to have more than 70,000 public charge points by 2030.

The two parties mentioned above, along with India-based affiliate Jio-bp, plan to support the growth of rapid and convenient urban mobility using zero tailpipe emission vehicles, meant to decarbonize cities.

In order to achieve that, they plan to develop and deliver the needed services to facilitate the switch to EVs such as motorbikes, motor scooters, and commercial vehicles equipped with battery swap technology or plug-in charging, as explained by Michele Colaninno, chief of strategy and product for Piaggio.

BP, Piaggio, and Jio-bp will offer charging and battery swap stations, recycling services for the batteries of the EVs, services such as BaaS (battery as a service) leasing, VaaS (vehicle as a service) leasing, as well as maintenance and repair services for the two and three-wheeled vehicles. They plan to offer their services both in Europe as well as Asia (China, Vietnam, Indonesia).

Piaggio launched its 1 electric scooter over a month ago, a two-wheeler designed with the younger generation in mind, despite its classic looks, inspired by the Zip scooter of the 90s. User-friendly, comfortable, and compact, the e-scooter is available in two versions: a standard one and the 1 Active, with the latter boasting a top speed of 37 mph (60 kph) and a range of 53 miles (85 km) on a single charge, when used in the ECO mode.
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