From Ultraviolette to Revolt, get ready for the new eMotorcycles

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Ultraviolette rides out first eMotorcycle
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Ultraviolette rides out first eMotorcycle

Bengaluru-based electric vehicle startup Ultraviolette Automotive unveiled its first electric motorcycle, F77, which will hit the roads in the third quarter of 2020. The motorcycle, which is being pegged as a high performance EV, has a claimed range of 150 kilometres on a single charge and a top speed of 140 km per hour. The bike's on-road price is expected to be Rs 3 lakh-Rs 3.25 lakh. "For electric mobility to become mainstream in India, it is important to build and develop vehicles that are desirable and come with a certain pride of ownership," said Narayan Subramaniam, founder and CEO of Ultraviolette. - ET Bureau

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All about F77
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All about F77

Ultraviolette Automotive F77 has been developed right from the design identity, the advanced engineering principles in design and simulations of the motorcycle, and the batteries and multi-level safety systems of the motorcycle. The F77 is powered by Ultraviolette's Modular Battery technology and is enabled with ride telematics, remote diagnostics, over-the-air (OTA) upgrades, regenerative braking, multiple ride modes, ride analytics, and bike tracking. The company claims that F77 delivers instant acceleration and can touch from 0 to 60 kmph in 2.9 seconds and 0-100kmph in 7.5 seconds. The bike comes with a customisable power regeneration mode each time a brake is applied, which in turn adds to the battery charge. This is useful in urban traffic that requires a lot of slow-rolling and stop-and-go riding.

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Tech talk
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Tech talk

The Ultraviolette F77 modular batteries have proprietary thermal management technology to improve heat dissipation and reduce temperature gradients within cells leading to higher cycle life. The ebike provides a 0-80 percent battery charge in 50 minutes or 0-100 percent charge in 90 minutes with the fast charger accessory. The motorcycle is equipped with rider aids and interfaces. The Ultraviolette Android and iOS Apps links an F77 owner with their motorcycle through their smart phone. The motorcycle also has LTE connectivity and GPS positioning. This enables the FindMyBike feature to locate, and even lock-down the vehicle in real-time. Data from multiple voltage, current, temperature and vibration sensors is used to diagnose and predict problems even before occur. The mapping technology and measurements of energy consumed is analysed in real-time.

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Others in the fray
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Others in the fray

Apart from Ultraviolette, Ather 450, Hero Electric and Revolt Intellicorp have also launched electric motorcycles. Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma's Revolt Intellicorp motorcycles come with features like mobile app connectivity and removable batteries. Revolt bikes can be can be charged in four ways. With a normal wall socket at your home, secondly, the battery is portable, so if the owner lives in an apartment, he can take out the battery and charge it at home overnight, Third, the company is launching several locations in the cities one can go and take a charged battery from a shopkeeper. If you require battery urgently, you can go on the Revolt app and order a charged battery which will be delivered at your doorstep. The bikes are available in three modes, in the Economy mode it gives around 150 kms of range, in the City mode, it will give 120 kms of range and in the sports mode, it will give you 80 km to 90 km. The company's annual capacity is 120,000 bikes, which is as good as the size of the total EV industry in the country. (Pic: Ather 450, Revolt)

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It's raining registrations
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It's raining registrations

The popularity of the bikes can be gauged by the fact that the company already has more than 75,000 registrations from people who are looking for a Revolt bike, which is a massive number. "Today I want to buy an electric car for myself but there is no good electric car in the market apart from Hyundai Kona. The same goes for electric motorcycles. I think it was more of a question of manufacturers making the right product than people accepting EVs. If you make the right product, there are plenty of people who will come and buy an EV. This is a window of opportunity to disrupt this industry. There has been no disruption in the Indian auto industry in the last 30 years," said Rahul Sharma.

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Let's swap... batteries
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Let's swap... batteries

RV400's mobile app claims to offer a holistic view of its motorcycle, remotely. The app adapts to the rider's personal riding behavior guides them for a better riding experience. The app is powered by telematics data collected from the 4G enabled IOT device in the bike and runs analytics at the back-end to give relevant insights into the user's biking trips. It also functions as a gateway to the battery swapping infrastructure by enabling users to find neighboring swap stations with details of accessibility of charged batteries. The other service provides the ease of getting the batteries delivered at the user's location at a convenient time slot.

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