Ultraviolette Automotive, the Bengaluru-based electric vehicle (EV) startup, has etched its name in history with its maiden motorcycle, the F77. The F77 has accomplished an astonishing 6,727 km journey in just 22 days, securing its place in both the India Book of Records and the Asia Book of Records.
This remarkable achievement was spearheaded by Baala Manikandan, one of the initial customers of the EV. Manikandan embarked on his epic journey from Chennai on May 21, 2023, traversing through 14 states across India. Along the way, he encountered a diverse range of challenging terrains and weather conditions, from sweltering heat with temperatures soaring to 45 degrees Celsius to freezing cold at -15 degrees Celsius.
Notably, the F77’s journey yielded remarkable environmental benefits. It conserved a staggering 270 liters of petrol compared to what an internal combustion engine (ICE) bike would have consumed. This translates to a cost-saving of over Rs 27,000 and a reduction of 645 kg of harmful tailpipe emissions throughout the journey.
Ultraviolette Automotive introduced the F77 last year, offering two variants – the Original and Recon, each distinguished by power output, battery capacity, and subsequently, range. The Recon variant is equipped with a 10.3 kWh battery pack, delivering a claimed range of 307 km. This EV showcases impressive acceleration, reaching a speed of 60 kmph from a standstill in a mere 2.9 seconds.
Additional features of the F77 include a 5-inch TFT instrument cluster with Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity, comprehensive LED lighting, ride analytics, a 9-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), and dual-channel ABS.
In a recent development, Ultraviolette unveiled the F77 Space Edition, priced at Rs 5.6 lakh (ex-showroom). This limited edition, comprising only 10 units, was met with overwhelming demand and swiftly sold out as soon as bookings commenced.
Ultraviolette Automotive’s F77 motorcycle, with its remarkable journey and eco-friendly impact, continues to demonstrate the potential and allure of electric vehicles in India’s ever-evolving automotive landscape.