With the powertrain of vehicles being replaced by batteries, the next vehicle in line will be on the road in no time. With the arrival of 2022, India's fastest and most sophisticated electric motorbike will begin production. Ultraviolette Automotive, which is funded by TVS, has confirmed that it would start its first manufacturing and assembly plant for the F77 in Bangalore's Electronic City.
The business will begin producing the motorcycles and releasing them onto the market by March 2022, according to the pre-production design, which was originally shown in November 2019. The company announced that the facility in Bangalore will be spread across 70,000 square and will be capable of completing a target of 15,000 units of the electric bike by the end of 2021. However, the ultimate goal for the company is to produce around 1.2 lakh units per year.
“We aim to build a superior EV experience for the country as well as the international markets. We have reached a vital milestone in our journey. We decided to choose Bangalore due to its robust supply-chain ecosystem in and around the region,” Narayan Subramaniam, Founder, and CEO, Ultraviolette Automotive, told Autocar.
He added that the company has received an overwhelming response for their upcoming vehicle. More than 90% of the vehicle's part will be made in India, as the components will be sourced locally.
“All our manufacturing processes will be data-driven, ensuring an efficient manufacturing cycle supported by seamless integration," said Niraj Rajmohan, Co-founder and CTO, Ultraviolette Automotive. . The Ultraviolette F77 will come in three different versions, each with its own battery pack. One of the three models will include a 25-kW electric motor with 90Nm torque, allowing the bike to reach a top speed of about 150 km/h. By the end of the year, the firm will begin taking pre-orders for the motorbike. The bike is expected to cost approximately Rs 3 lakh.