The Piaggio Ape (Italian: [ˈpjaddʒo ˈaːpe]; Italian for ‘bee‘) lifted from Wikipedia, is a three-wheeled light commercial vehicle, manufactured and marketed by Piaggio as an adaption of the company’s Vespa scooter — in continuous production since its 1948 introduction and offered in numerous body configurations to serve a wide range of utilitarian functions.
Initially marketed as the VespaCar or TriVespa, Piaggio subsequently marketed the utility vehicle as to the Ape — derived from the Italian for bee; its scooter marketed as the Vespa, meaning wasp.
This Italian-badged workhouse is back with a vengeance after it when missing when the Philippine government sets the emission standards for motorized vehicles to Euro 3. After almost a year’s absence, the Piaggio Ape is now Euro 4-complaint, powered by a 435cc four-stroke, single-cylinder diesel engine. This new model has claimed fuel consumption of 36km/L. What a way to go around the metro without having to think much of gasoline expense.
Own a Piaggio Ape today for as low as a daily amortization of 218 pesos per day. You must be a member of a tricycle cooperative though, commonly known as a TODA (Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association), to qualify for the ‘Piso Program.’ Apply Online for a speedy and hassle-free application. Click HERE to apply.