The Vectrix – A powerful yet stylish electric scooter
For those who still think that electric powered vehicles have a long way to go, think again. The Vectrix is a very powerful electric powered scooter that accelerates faster than cars at stop signs and claims to go upto 68mph at top speed. The Vectrix is powered by a low-mounted, 3.7 kilowatt NiMH battery pack that re-charges to 80 or 90 percent of capacity in two hours. Three hours is usually enough for a full charge, four if you start from flat empty.
Besides being very eco-friendly it compensates for its weight (mostly due to the heavy batteries) by adding an innovative functionality feature, when the throttle is twisted forward the bike reverses for easy parking. Although maneuvering a heavy vehicle is a bit difficult at slower speeds, we feel that for the style and speed this scooter is worth it and is way cool in looks.