Ultraviolette and HPCL set up EV charging stations across India


Bengaluru-based startup, Ultraviolette has announced that it has partnered with HPCL (Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited) at the recently concluded Bharat Mobility Expo to install electric vehicle charging stations at key HPCL fuel stations across India. The company said that initially it will deploy its chargers at HPCL petrol pumps in 12 selected states and will expand to other states later. In addition to National Highways and State highways, the companies will also install chargers in remote locations.

Speaking on the partnership, Niraj Rajmohan, CTO and Co-Founder, Ultraviolette said, “We are delighted to partner with HPCL, which shares our vision of creating a robust EV charging infrastructure. This strategic partnership will enable us to leverage HPCL’s extensive network to offer a seamless and hassle-free charging experience while playing an active role in establishing a national charging infrastructure for electric motorcycles and enabling cross-country EV Motorcycle travel. We believe that this collaboration will accelerate the transition to cleaner forms of mobility, aligning with the Government of India’s ambitious vision for a cleaner and sustainable mobility landscape by 2030.”

Talking about the bike, the Ultraviolette F77 will be offered in three trims – Shadow, Laser and Airstrike. All three variants will come with a 10.3 kWh SRB10 battery pack paired with a 40 hp, 100 Nm electric motor. The bike has a claimed range of 307km. The e-bike has a wheelbase of 1,340mm, a seat height of 800mm and has ground clearance of 160mm.

The bike gets three riding modes – Glide, Combat and Ballistic. The Ballistic mode can only be used if the battery pack has a 70 per cent charge or more. Ultraviolette says that the battery can be charged with a standard charger, which can top the battery up at 35km per hour. There’s also an optional boost charger, which speeds it up to 75km per hour.

The Ultraviolette F77 is based on a steel trellis unit with an aluminium bulkhead. At the front, it gets a 41mm USD fork and a mono-shock at the rear, both adjustable for preload. Braking duties are taken care of by a 320mm disc up front, bitten down upon by a 4-piston radial caliper. At the rear, it gets a 230mm disc paired with a single-piston caliper. Dual-channel ABS is offered as standard.

In terms of features, the bike gets a 5-inch TFT instrument cluster with smartphone connectivity, it also gets turn-by-turn navigation, notification alert, ride analytics, real-time location, crash detection, battery statistics and much more.


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