Ultraviolette to Launch F77 in March 2022
Ultraviolette Automotive, a new electric motorcycle manufacturer with backing from TVS Automobile, has announced plans to build up a manufacturing and assembly facility at Electronic City (Bangalore). Apparently, production of the F77 electric motorcycle will begin in 2022, with the first batch of motorcycles expected to hit the market in March of that year, according to a report. The pre-production version of the F77 was initially shown off by the company in November 2019.
According to Ultraviolette, the company’s 70,000-square-foot manufacturing plant would produce 15,000 electric motorcycles in the first year and then swiftly ramp up to a capacity of 1,20,000 units per year. Around the next five years, this will create jobs for over 500 people who will be trained in electric vehicle assembly and manufacture.
Narayan Subramaniam, founder and CEO, Ultraviolette, said, “This is an important milestone for us in our journey towards building a superior EV experience for India and international markets. We chose this location given its strategic proximity to our R&D facility in Bangalore as well as a strong supply-chain ecosystem in and around the region.”
He further adds, “We have received an overwhelming response for the F77 and this facility will help us cater to that demand over the next few years. Most importantly, the F77 has been designed and built indigenously and over 90 percent of the vehicle including the battery packs, will be manufactured using locally-sourced components.”
Niraj Rajmohan, founder and CTO, Ultraviolette Automotive said, “Our new production unit is a state-of-the-art facility that will be equipped with smart technologies and industry 4.0 solutions. All processes within the unit will be driven by data in order to ensure seamless integration across the entire manufacturing lifecycle, thereby increasing efficiencies and production output. Additionally, we will deploy sustainable manufacturing practices such as using renewable sources of energy, recycling e-waste and ensuring zero affluents that will help in significantly reducing the impact on the environment.”
Later this year, the company claims, it will begin taking pre-orders for the electric motorcycle.