The main objective of the Piaggio Group is to meet the most progressive needs for mobility, through a deep understanding of people and their habits, reducing the environmental impact and fuel consumption of its vehicles, ensuring customers excellent levels of performance.
In its effort to ensure the sustainability of its products, the Piaggio Group takes into account the entire life cycle, which comprises the design, procurement of raw materials, production proper, use of the product by customers and, finally, decommissioning, which consists in disassembly at the end of service life and in the disposal and/or recycling of the components and raw materials.
The life cycle of the sustainable product
During its life cycle, every product directly and indirectly affects both the health and safety of people and the environment understood as ecosystem quality.
For this reason the Piaggio Group focuses its R&D activities on developing innovative solutions to reduce the emission of pollutants and to increase the safety, reliability and recyclability of its products.
Constant focus is placed on research into vehicles that are at the cutting edge in terms of:
- Ecology: products that can cut the emissions of pollutant gases and CO2 in urban and extra-urban areas; this result is achieved both through the evolution of traditional engine technologies (increasingly advanced internal combustion engines) and through the development of innovative engine solutions such as electric propulsion and range extenders, in order to increase the use of renewable and sustainable energy sources;
- Reliability and safety: vehicles that allow a growing number of people to get about town easily, while contributing to ease traffic congestion and ensuring high levels of active, passive and preventive safety;
- Recyclability: products that reduce the environmental impact at the end of their life cycle to a minimum;
- Cost-effectiveness: vehicles with lower running and maintenance costs.