TVS-backed Ultraviolet launches F77 electric motorcycle, price starts at INR 3.8 lakh, Auto News, ET Auto

Ultraviolet said it aims to establish itself as an international electric mobility brand in India and has an active roadmap to launch the F77 in selected markets over the next two years.

New Delhi: electric vehicle start-up based in Bengaluru ultraviolet Thursday launched its first product in the Indian market – F77 electric motorcyclestarting at a price of INR 3.8 lakh (ex-showroom).

According to the company, the electric motorcycle is available in three forms: Airstrike, Shadow and Laser. Each of the forms comes in two variants – the F77 and the F77 Recon with an IDC range of 206 km and 307 km respectively

The motorcycle is powered by a 10.3 kWh Lithium ion battery architecture on the higher variant which produces 95 Nm of maximum torque and 29 kW (38.9 HP) of maximum power. It comes in three ride modes: Glide, Combat, and Ballistic.

Although it is not India’s first maker of electric motorcycles, the TVS Motor-backed start-up claims that the F77 is India’s first electric motorcycle built and certified for global markets. Revolt Motors, Tork Motors, Srivaru Motors are the existing players in this segment.

Ultraviolet said it aims to establish itself as an international electric mobility brand in India and has an active roadmap to launch the F77 in selected markets over the next two years. No less than 70,000 pre-registration interests have already been received from more than 190 countries, indicating the immense desire for the F77.

While she is international expansion is planned, F77 deployment in India will start in January 2023 from Bangalore, followed by phased expansion to Chennai, Mumbai, Pune and Cochin in Q2 2023, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Delhi and Lucknow in Q3 and Gurgaon, Jaipur, Kolkata, Guwahati and Ludhiana in the fourth quarter.

The first one Ultraviolet Experience Center will open in Bangalore. Production has started at Ultraviolette’s new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant near Bangalore.

The electric vehicle maker also announced a limited-edition run of the F77 with just 77 units made. This edition of vehicles will be available in Meteor Gray with Afterburner Yellow. It comes with 30.2 kW (40.5 hp) of peak power and 100 Nm of peak torque, delivering 0-100 km/h acceleration in 7.8 seconds with a top speed of 152 km/h. h.

Narayan Subramaniam, co-founder and CEO of Ultraviolette, said: “The F77 is the result of Ultraviolette’s relentless pursuit of design and performance, and we can proudly say that it is the two- most powerful electric wheels in India with advanced technology. architecture and features.

Niraj Rajmohan, Co-Founder and CTO of Ultraviolette, said: “With its commercial launch, the F77 is undeniably the most technologically advanced electric motorcycle in India, backed by over 5 years of R&D. Although built as an urban, high performance sports bikeAt Ultraviolette, we’ve spent the past two years taking the F77 through some of the toughest and most extreme terrain and weather conditions in the country, proving its capabilities and safety features.

The F77 is equipped with avionics-inspired vehicle electronics and battery technology. It comes with features such as preventive maintenance, driving analysis, service, anti-theft and real-time data interpretation through the screen and an app.

Customers can also access warranty offers, with the highest being 8 years/1,00,000 km, the electric vehicle maker said.

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