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Piaggio Porter delivers

23rd September 2008 Print
Piaggio Commercial Vehicles will be exhibiting at the Post-Expo show to be held at ExCel in London, an international show held for the postal, parcel and courier industry. Piaggio Commercial Vehicles will form part of the Piaggio Group stand and will be displaying a zero emission Piaggio Porter electric van.

The Porter electric van is particularly ideal for businesses, such as couriers, operating small fleets of vehicles in busy cities as daily running costs are minimal. Opting for a Porter electric van could give rise to significant savings as the vehicle is exempt from Congestion Charging and Vehicle Excise Duty, providing a perfect solution for businesses looking to save money.

Highly compact, the Porter electric van has impressive manoeuvrability making it easy to deliver to the most restricted locations. With twin side loading doors and a full height opening rear tailgate, access to load and unload could not be easier as this is possible from all sides of the vehicle. The Porter electric van is supplied in left-hand drive which ensures safety for the driver of the vehicle when making deliveries on busy roads as they can avoid stepping out into traffic.

The Porter electric range of vehicles are very environmentally friendly as they use long life Lead-Gel batteries which are maintenance-free and produce zero emissions. All Porter electric vehicles have a range of approximately 80 miles and recharging is very simple as two options are available; a standard 8 hour charge through a 13 amp socket or a faster 2 hour charge using 3 phase supply.

Currently the Porter electric range is available in 6 different body types; Panel Van, MPV, Pick Up, Big Deck, Tipper and Chassis Cab. Across the range, payload capacities range from 440kg for the electric MPV to 560kg for the electric Big Deck, with the electric van capable of 470kg.

The Piaggio Porter range is also available in petrol in 2 wheel-drive and 4 wheel-drive versions in the same body types. With prices starting from £6,495, it’s easy to see why the Porter range has been awarded What Van? Best Microvan for four consecutive years now.

For a chance to see the Porter electric van and to discuss the other vehicles available in the diverse Porter range, why not visit Piaggio Commercial Vehicles at stand 1650 at Post-Expo 2008 between 30th September and 2nd October.