Run Silent, Run Cheap on Vectrix Electric Scooter

Despite its price tag, the company calculates the electric scooter is 20 times more environmentally friendly than the average family car.

Published: 02-Feb-2008

LONDON -- It could be the Toyota Prius of the two-wheeled world - transport with green credentials that lets you show off how much you are doing to save the planet.

The Vectrix electric scooter is probably about the quietest thing on display at this year's London Motorcycle Show and it could also be the greenest.

For commuters anxious to minimize their carbon footprint, the Vectrix could be just what they are looking for.


The scooters top out at a 25mph speed, although the ones on loan to the Sheriff's Department are calibrated to travel no faster than 18mph.

Powered by advanced lithium-ion batteries and two 67bhp (50kW) electric motors to drive the front and rear axles, the Mixim is a four-wheel-drive car with a theoretical top speed of 112mph and a potential maximum range of 156 miles.

Dodge ZEO is 2+2 electric muscle car for the 21st century powered by 200kW electric drive with 0-60 mph in less than 6 seconds and range of 250 miles.


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