Bangalore-based electric mobility start-up UltraViolette Motors has just launches India’s fastest electric motorcycle – the F77. Priced at Rs. lakh, ex-showroom, the UltraViolette F77 aims to be the Tesla of Indian electric motorcycles. It can hit a top speed of 147 Kmph, making it the fastest electric motorcycle in the country. Being an electric vehicles, acceleration numbers have to be very impressive, and this is exactly what the F77 manages, clocking 2.92 seconds for the 0-60 Kmph sprint while the 0-100 Kmph run comes up in just 7.5 seconds. The Ultraviolette F77 is powered by a 33.5 Bhp-90 Nm brushless electric motor that delivers peak torque right from idle. The motorcycle can manage 130-150 kilometers of battery range on a full charge. Brake energy regeneration. Extensively customizable using the mobile app, including the top speed and torque.
The motorcycle has been launched in three variants: F77 Lightning, F77 Shadow and F77 Laser. On-road prices start from Rs. 3 lakh, and go up to Rs. 3.25 lakhs. Online registrations for these motorcycles will begin from today, and deliveries are likely to commence from the second half of next year. It’ll initially be made available in Bangalore, and will slowly be introduced in other cities of India by the end of next year.
The motorcycle uses a modular lithium ion battery that the makers claim has the best Power Density, Energy Density, Cycle Life, and Resistance to extreme shock and vibration. The regular charger will charge the battery to 80 % of its capacity in 3 hours while the 100 % charge will take 5 hours. The fast charger will bring the battery up to 80 % of its charge in just 30 minutes with the full charge taking just 50 minutes.
Narayan Subramaniam, Founder and CEO, Ultraviolette Automotive Pvt. Ltd. had this to say about the motorcycle at launch,
At Ultraviolette Automotive, we have always believed that for electric mobility to become mainstream in India, there are 2 important factors a) it is important to build and develop vehicles that are desirable and come with a certain pride of ownership and b) we need to innovate on the energy side as well. There needs to be good predictability and reliability around usage and replenishment of energy. The genesis of F77 was rooted along these 2 lines of thought. Over the last 3 years we have been on an extensive journey of researching, innovating and developing various prototypes of motorcycles, modular batteries and chargers. Today, the F77 is a testimony of our vision of building an entirely new ecosystem of electric mobility in India. Now in its 7th generation, the F77 has undergone several thousand kilometres of testing and we are confident that the F77 will be an evocative and compelling alternative to IC Engine motorcycles. We also believe that the F77 is the perfect opportunity to further our ambition of building superior and futuristic mobility solutions across India.
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