TVS Motor-backed Ultraviolette Launches New Electric Motorcycle at Rs 3.9L

Two days after announcing its Series D fundraiser from Qualcomm Ventures and Lingotto, electric vehicle startup Ultraviolet Automotive Pvt Ltd launched its F77 series of bikes in India.

Starting at Rs 3.8 lakh, the bikes come in three guises, called the Airstrike, Shadow, and Laser, with the main difference being the colors. The F77 bikes are offered in two variants: the F77, which has a range of 206 kilometers, and the F77 Recon with a range of 307 kilometers.

The battery packs, which Ultraviolette says are proprietary, also come in two capacities.

The TVS Motor-backed startup says it expects to start delivering the F77 in January 2023 in Bangalore, followed by Chennai, Pune, Mumbai and Kochi in the second quarter of next year. It also hopes to target lower-tier cities like Guwahati, Lucknow, Ahmedabad and Ludhiana by the end of the next fiscal year.

“Although it was built as a high-performance street sportbike, we at Ultraviolette have spent the last two years putting the F77 through some of the roughest and most extreme terrain and weather conditions across the country, proving its capability and safety features.” . said Niraj Rajmohanco-founder and CTO of Ultraviolette, in a press release.

The startup will also release a limited edition of the F77, with just 77 units to go.

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Ultraviolette has already received 70,000 pre-registrations distributed in 190 countries through its website, the company said, adding that international expansion is on the cards.

Production of the F77 is already underway, Ultraviolette said, adding that it will soon open its first experience center in Bangalore.

Meanwhile, Ather Energy, a leading brand in the space, on Tuesday unveiled its second and largest manufacturing facility that has the capacity to produce 35,000 scooters per month.