• Jan 18, 2011
Vectrix LLC, a self-proclaimed world leader in personal electric vehicles, has kicked off the New Year with a bang by introducing its urban commuter; the VX-2 battery-powered scooter. The VX-2 is a slimmed down version of the company's VX-1 and is designed for low-speed travel. Whether that includes around town trips or traversing a college campus, troubled Vectrix insists that the VX-2 is the "perfect machine" for the task.
The VX-2 can hit speeds of up to 30 miles per hour and has a usable range of 40 to 55 miles (depending on terrain, weight of rider, speed, etc.). The VX-2 features a rudimentary regenerative braking system and low-speed reverse operation. Vectrix will ship out each VX-2 with 20 amp battery charger, which plugs into a standard 110 volt wall outlet and fills up the electric scooter's battery pack in less than five hours. Vectric will offer the VX-2 in six colors, including True Blue, Real Red, Mellow Yellow, Clean Green, Bright White, and Slick Black. Pricing for this urban electric two-wheeler has not been announced.

[Source: Vectrix]

PRESS RELEASE

Vectrix Unveils Newest Electric Vehicle, the VX-2, Perfect for Urban Commuters


VX-2 Joins Rapidly Growing Family of Electric Vehicles From MA-Based Vectrix LLC

NEW BEDFORD, MA--(Marketwire - January 11, 2011) - Vectrix LLC (www.vectrix.com), the world leader in Personal Electric Vehicles, starts off the New Year with the official launch of its clean energy urban commuting model, the VX-2. The all-new Vectrix VX-2 scooter is designed to be the ideal choice for shorter trips -- from across town to across campus. The all electric VX-2 is a smaller and slimmer version of our VX-1 bike and is the perfect machine for lower-speed urban, neighborhood, and small-town trips. The VX-2 is the electric equivalent of a 50cc internal combustion engine scooter.

The Vectrix VX-2 is capable of speeds up to 30 mph and has a range of 40 to 55 miles, depending on factors like terrain, weight, speed, etc. The VX-2 comes standard with the patented Vectrix Multi-Function Throttle that provides regenerative braking and slow-speed reverse. Each VX-2 comes with a 48V/20A battery charger that plugs into a standard 110V/220V outlet and features a charge time of around 3.5 to 5 hours.

The VX-2's lower profile and lighter weight make it a solid choice for riders seeking responsiveness and maneuverability needed for tight urban centers and traffic congestion. The VX-2 offers advanced technology, intuitive controls, and solid, steel-tube chassis construction which makes it just as reliable and exciting as it is affordable.

"We at Vectrix are very excited to kick off 2011 with the launch of our new electric VX-2 urban commuter model. The VX-2 comes from great lineage -- our revolutionary VX-1 electric scooter which debuted in 2007," said Brian Buccella, Vectrix LLC Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "The clean and green VX-2 is perfect for riders of all abilities in urban centers, college campuses, small city commuting, and weekend errands. Its lighter weight and maneuverability make it easy to move in tight spaces. And its zero gas emissions truly show that the Vectrix VX-2 is good clean fun."

The VX-2 is available in: True Blue, Real Red, Mellow Yellow, Clean Green, Bright White, and Slick Black. For more information, please visit www.vectrix.com.

Key Features of the Vectrix Scooter:
  • All-electric with zero emissions, no need for oil or gas, and virtually silent operation. Plugs into any standard outlet and charges battery between 3.5 - 5 hours.
  • Zero carbon emissions during operation
  • Low Maintenance -- with no oil, no filters, and no clutch, your maintenance requirements are minimal.
  • Range of 40-55 miles (depending on speed, rider weight, and driving habits)
  • Top speed of 30 mph
  • Acceleration 0-30 mph in 6 seconds
  • Patented Multi-Function Throttle provides regenerative braking and a slow-speed reverse for greater maneuverability and easy parking
  • Low noise for reduced sound pollution
  • The battery pack has an estimated lifespan of 3 years.
About Vectrix LLC:
Vectrix LLC (www.vectrix.com) was formed to develop and commercialize zero emission vehicle platform technologies. The single focus of Vectrix has been to provide clean, efficient, reliable, and affordable urban transportation. Vectrix zero emission vehicles are targeted to both consumers and government fleets. Vectrix LLC has headquarters in New Bedford, MA which include engineering, test facilities, sales offices and a multiproduct vehicle assembly line.


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