Ultraviolette Automotive Will Launch F77 Electric Bike in India Soon

  • TVS Motors has a 14.78 per cent stake in this start-up
  • Bajaj has unveiled the Chetak Electric Scooter in India just days back

Bengaluru-headquartered electric two-wheeler start-up Ultraviolette Automotive will launch its first electric bike F77 on 13th November. It is expected that the company will price it at around Rs two lakh ((ex-showroom).

Narayan Subramaniam, founder and CEO, Ultraviolette Automotive said, “We are thrilled to announce the unveiling of our high-performance electric motorcycle – F77. At Ultraviolette Automotive, all our products and solutions are designed and developed with a single-minded focus towards delivering high levels of performance and unparalleled user experience across the usage and ownership experience cycles, and the F77 is a testimony to that. The F77 is a creation of the very best in form, function and futuristic technology and we are glad that our vision to create an identity for electric vehicles has come to fruition.”

Telematics, remote diagnostics

The company says the F77 has been developed using advanced engineering simulations. It has used multi-level safety systems to design the bike as per Ultraviolette Automotive. The bike will also have ride telematics, remote diagnostics, over-the-air (OTA) upgrades, regenerative braking, multiple ride modes, ride analytics and bike tracking.

Two-wheeler maker TVS Motors backs this startup with a 14.78 per cent stake in it. It was previously revealed the F77 will have a Trellis frame and will be powered by a 25kW electric motor. There is no update on the battery capacity or the range yet.

Chetak Electric Scooter launched

Recently, Bajaj has unveiled the Chetak Electric Scooter in India. It is likely to be priced at around Rs 1.25 lakhs and the company will sell it in a phased manner starting from Pune and Bengaluru next year.

As per Bajaj, the Chetak electric scooter comes with a 4kW electric motor and an IP67-rated lithium-ion battery pack. The scooter has two riding modes-Eco and Sport and comes with reverse assist feature too. The range of the Sport mode is 85 km while that of Eco mode is 95 km claimed by Bajaj. It will sell the electric scooters in blue, red, white, silver, beige and black through Bajaj’s pro-biking premium dealership network.