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Ultraviolette F77 electrical bike to get 307km IDC vary | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Bookings for the F77 will start on October 23, whereas its launch is scheduled for November 24.

Forward of its launch on November 24, 2022, Ultraviolette Automotive has unveiled the production-spec battery pack that may energy its upcoming F77 electrical bike. The TVS-backed model has introduced that bookings for the F77 will start on October 23. 

. All-new, non-removable battery pack for the Ultraviolette F77

. Vital adjustments over the 2019 prototype

In contrast to the detachable battery packs that we’d seen on the preliminary prototype in 2019, the brand new battery pack is mounted, bigger and packs extra lithium-ion cells. Encased in an aluminium case are 21,700 lithium-ion cells versus the 18,650 cells within the prototype. That interprets to a usable capability of 10.5kWh on the highest variant of the Ultraviolette F77. That successfully makes the F77’s battery dimension the most important of any electrical two-wheeler in India. 

Ultraviolette F77: concentrate on bettering vary

Ultraviolette says that the choice to modify to a hard and fast battery pack was taken within the curiosity of bettering vary. And, as of final week, the Ultraviolette F77’s vary is 307km as per the Indian Driving Cycle (IDC). That’s considerably greater than the 150km that the preliminary battery packs managed. What’s extra, the corporate says that it’s going to proceed engaged on bettering the vary. 

As a way to incorporate the brand new battery, Ultraviolette needed to make important adjustments to the F77. 

A few of these adjustments have been meant to be included within the F77’s Gen 2 replace as soon as the bike had launched in 2020. Nevertheless, resulting from delays brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the corporate centered on incorporating the deliberate updates into the manufacturing bike that’s set to be launched subsequent month.

Ultraviolette F77: adjustments over the 2019 prototype

The adjustments embrace a whole redesign of all the chassis, and it now includes a backbone part that joins the headstock to the load-bearing motor mount. The body itself is 2 occasions stiffer than the outdated body. The battery pack hangs under it and, as we’ve talked about earlier, it’s non-removable. Ultraviolette says they’ve labored extensively on guaranteeing efficient warmth administration of the battery pack utilizing passive air-cooling.

In addition to the brand new battery pack, Ultraviolette has additionally labored on bettering different areas of the electrical bike. This consists of refining the step-down transmission for higher sturdiness and decreased noise ranges in addition to redesigning the swingarm. Whereas the unique swingarm was a milled unit, the brand new swingarm is made utilizing a cheaper casting technique. 

The corporate additionally showcased the production-spec F77, sans the bodywork. It revealed the chassis in its entirety, suspended by a USD fork and a monoshock, each of that are pre-load adjustable. As for among the options on the bike, the production-spec F77 could have three experience modes and riders can select between totally different ranges of regen, to swimsuit their driving model. 

Ultraviolette F77: Reserving particulars

Potential prospects can reserve an Ultraviolette F77 for a reserving quantity of Rs 10,000 beginning October 23. Based on the corporate, the battery pack comes with a guaranty of three years, which could be prolonged too.

Ultraviolette added that gross sales will start on-line solely and that there are plans to open expertise zones sooner or later. Manufacturing capability, in the meantime, is proscribed to 15,000 models within the first yr and there are plans to scale as much as 1,00,000 models ultimately. 

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