Ultraviolette announce production and assembly plant in Banglore
Ultraviolette, an innovation-driven company in high-performance, future-ready electric mobility, said today that it is establishing a production and assembly plant in Bangalore's Electronics City. The F77, a high-performance electric motorbike, will go into production in the first quarter of 2022, with the first batch of motorcycles hitting the market in March 2022.
The factory, which is located near Electronics City and spans 70,000 square feet, will produce 15,000 electric motorcycles in its first year and then ramp up to an annual capacity of 120,000 units. Over 500 people will be educated on electric car production and assembly over the next five years, providing job possibilities to local populations in the region.
The F77 from Ultraviolette is said to be a high-tech, high-performance motorbike designed with aviation concepts. The F77 is a smart and connected electric motorcycle that comes with remote diagnostics, over-the-air (OTA) upgrades, regenerative braking, multiple ride modes, bike tracking, ride diagnostics, and a whole lot more. It accelerates from 0 to 60 in 2.9 seconds, has a top speed of 140 kmph, and a range of 150 km on a single charge.
"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 Bengaluru as well as a strong supply-chain ecosystem in and around the region. 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% of the vehicle including the battery packs, will be manufactured using locally sourced components," said Narayan Subramaniam, the Founder and CEO of Ultraviolette.
Ultraviolette has also claimed that customers in India and other international markets have expressed interest in the F77 and has received over 40,000 booking inquiries. The motorbike will be available for pre-order later this year.