Monday, August 25, 2008

Vectrix: Simply electric!


If an F1 world champ like Damon Hill rides the Vectrix, the little electric scooter should be all right for the rest of us. Take a look at the new Vectrix video below...

The Vectrix electric scooter is powered by a motor that produces 21kW and 65Nm of torque. The nifty little ZEV (zero emissions vehicle) can accelerate from zero to 80km/h in 6.8 seconds and can travel 110km on one full charge. Top speed is 100km/h. The motor is fed by a Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery that can be fully charged in five hours. Battery life is 80,000km, after which it needs to be replaced with a new unit.

The Vectrix costs US$11,000. More details on the official website here

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"can travel 110km on one full charge" -

Yes, but that range is calculated at steady 40 km/hr. This might be useful on planet Vectrix, but here on Earth where most of us live, the best Vectrix can manage is around 40 kms in city traffic (slow but anything but steady), and maybe half of that on the highway (steady, but a lot faster than 40 km/hr).

Get back to me when it can *really* travel 110 km on one charge, and when its price is at least remotely competitive with the current crop of 125cc scooters which offer similar performance but twice the range!

Anonymous said...

What Anonymous said.

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