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Ultraviolette raises recent funds from TVS forward of F77 launch | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Printed On Dec 16, 2021 12:36:00 PM

Zoho Company has joined in Sequence C funding together with TVS Motor Firm.

Electrical bike start-up Ultraviolette Automotive has introduced that it has raised a brand new spherical of capital in its Sequence C funding, led by TVS Motor Firm, which was an early backer. Zoho Company has joined this spherical together with TVS.

Ultraviolette, which is organising its manufacturing and assembling facility in Digital Metropolis, Bengaluru, will utilise this funding in the direction of the manufacturing and industrial launch of its high-performance electrical bike – the F77 – and roll out the primary batch of bikes within the first half of subsequent 12 months.

Commenting on the recent funding, Sudarshan Venu, joint managing director, TVS Motor Firm, stated, “EVs are an enormous focus space for us and we now have invested on this space for over a decade. TVS is dedicated to creating thrilling and aspirational merchandise and we now have at all times believed that EV improvement must be ground-up for us to make that quantum leap into the worldwide EV revolution. Ultraviolette brings these values to life in a singular means within the F77, and we’re excited to assist this! We’re delighted that we selected to associate with them at an early stage, and I’m assured that Ultraviolette’s EV line-up will see speedy adoption throughout the nation and the world.’’

Sridhar Vembu, founder and CEO, Zoho Company who participated within the Sequence C funding added, ‘’What impressed me most about Ultraviolette is their strategy in the direction of constructing the EV expertise within the nation – one that’s centered on excessive efficiency, disruptive design and expertise and superior consumer expertise, all constructed and developed proper right here in India. There is no such thing as a doubt that the way forward for mobility is electrical and innovation must be on the forefront of product disruption. This strategy by Ultraviolette will place India to be a frontrunner within the international EV ecosystem. I’m thrilled to assist Ultraviolette’s purpose in the direction of revolutionising the mobility panorama globally, and I stay up for the launch of the F77 within the months forward.”

F77 will get the testing remedy

Forward of the industrial launch of the bike, Ultraviolette Automotive has been rigorously testing the F77 throughout completely different terrains within the nation, to validate the bike’s drivetrains, chassis and battery functionality utilizing a number of quantitative and qualitative parameters. The corporate is at present within the remaining levels of testing and can begin manufacturing of the F77 early subsequent 12 months. 

Narayan Subramaniam, founder and CEO, Ultraviolette Automotive, stated, “Innovation, design, and efficiency are essential parts for triggering a revolution and I consider that Ultraviolette personifies these parts to ship an exhilarating mobility expertise. Client desire will change when EVs ship efficiency and expertise, surpassing the present technology of IC engine bikes. This funding from TVS Motor Firm and Zoho Corp. is a validation of our endeavour to redefine the way forward for mobility.” 

“Since our inception, our purpose has been to construct a future-ready expertise that serves as a sport changer within the mobility ecosystem. And we consider the F77 will redefine the worldwide notion of electrical mobility. It’s thrilling to have traders who’ve doubled all the way down to again us in our journey in the direction of constructing cutting-edge mobility options for international markets”, stated Niraj Rajmohan, founder and CTO, Ultraviolette Automotive.

An early investor within the firm, Kumar Vembu, CEO of GoFrugal Applied sciences stated, “I’m delighted on the vital progress that Ultraviolette has made over time and the rising curiosity within the F77 from audiences worldwide. The corporate’s product improvement journey has been spectacular regardless of the pandemic, and is reflective of their continued dedication in the direction of constructing a fantastic group of disruptive people and expertise fans creating a world-class electrical bike. I stay up for supporting Ultraviolette of their journey as they gear-up in the direction of the launch of their bike out there.”

Ultraviolette has stated that it acquired over 50,000 reserving pursuits for the F77 from the world over and can start check rides quickly.

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