Posted By RichC on August 16, 2007
A new all electric motorcycle/scooter vehicle is available from Vectrix U.S.A. if you have a spare $11,000. It is the Tesla of electric scooters, but unfortunately only has a 40 to 60 mile range. (battery improvements perhaps?) Actually I do like the sexy looking scooter; it looks well designed and thoughtfully integrates many of the features that put it at the top of its class. The Vectrix is built on an aluminum frame to keep the weight down, puts the battery as low as they can get it, streamlines the cowling as well as most other exterior components and even uses a special ‘reverse’ to regenerate (charge) the battery when slowing down. (the scooter can actually back up)
The Maxi-Scooter, as they call it, can travel speeds up to 62 mph and carry two people. Its so quiet that according to Jeff Morrill, Vectrix’s marketing director, they have purposely engineered in a ‘hum’ so people hear it coming.
Check out the video below by Podtech.net.