Ultraviolet has been developing its F77 for almost three years. Backed by TVS and EXOR Capital, Ferrari’s stakeholder, Ultraviolette is gearing up to launch its first product on November 24.Th. Before the launch, they held an event – “Ultraviolet Battery Day” to showcase the final version of the battery pack that will be used in the production of electric motorcycles.
Speaking at Battery Day ’22, Narayan Subramaniam, Co-Founder and CEO, UltraViolet said, “When we set out to build India’s first high-performance electric motorcycle, we knew from the beginning that the battery Tech, and design will be one of them. The most important aspects in making the F77 one of the most anticipated and desired electric vehicles in the country. We are extremely proud of what we have achieved in the last 5 years. And we are able to bring the best from aerospace, aviation and consumer electronics to build state-of-the-art electric motorcycles in India to every standard. We have always believed that we have world-leading technology and Designs can be made, and we hope that the standard we set is the starting point for the development of innovative technology and reliable electric vehicles by many.
Neeraj Rajamohan, co-founder and CTO, UltraViolet, added, “We have invested as much time and energy into the R&D of the F77’s battery as we have into the development and design of the bike. We have been through five generations of battery development and 14 generations of BMS development as a result of our unwavering commitment to developing robust and reliable power architectures.
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In 2019, UltraViolet showed the first prototype of the F77 that used a removable battery pack that housed 18,650 cells. For the final version, the F77 will get a non-removable Li-ion battery with 21,700 cells that add up to a capacity of 10.5 kWh. This makes the UV F77 the first electric two-wheeler with such a large battery pack. In fact, this battery pack is 2.5 times larger than EVs already sold in India. Once launched, the F77 will be the most capable electric two-wheeler with maximum range. The claimed IDC range of 307 km on a single charge is the highest for any electric two-wheeler in India.
The Ultraviolet F77 will be launched in three colors – Air Strike, Shadow and Laser. EV bookings start from 23rd.rd October 2022 will be limited to ₹ 10,000/- and 10,000 bookings. The company currently has a production capacity of 15,000 units for the first year which will eventually reach 1,00,000 units per annum.