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Vectrix VX-1

Vectrix VX-1
Vectrix VX-1
Vectrix VX-1
Vectrix VX-1

Description

The VX-1 is an all electric scooter capable of transporting two passengers. Vectrix has upgraded the VX-1 to use Li-ion batteries, dubbing the new models the VX-1 Li and VX-1 Li+. The Li model will travel 40-60 miles per charge and the Li+ model will travel 55-85 miles per charge. The Li will reach 60 miles per hour in 6 seconds, while the heavier Li+ will take 6.25 seconds.  The VX-1 has a unique throttle that incorporates regenerative braking - twist to accelerate or brake.

Specs

Vehicle Type: 
2 & 3 Wheel Vehicles
Drivetrain: 
EV
Range: 
85 mi
Target: 
Now Available
Top Speed: 
62 mph
Connector Type: 
Other
Price (USD): 
TBA

Comments

Drew's picture

Verifying

I have read the 3 comments here on the Vectrix. What I do not understand is why these comments are not followed up on. Just how hard would it be to contact the person with the Vectrix and Vectrix itself to find out if this bike was taken care of and that he is now happy with his bike? Put some time and effort into this site. You have info on your Vehicles Page that is outdated and needs to be updated. Where is the person that is suppose to take care of this? Or are the wine and cheese parties that you schedule in California that only things that the donations are paying for? Get busy or get off the EV wagon. Stop concentrating only on cars and trucks, motorcycles and scooters need your time as well. Because, Information is only as good as the facts that support it. Follow-up on this Vectrix story and maybe, just maybe more people will buy them. Because most people did not return here to see if he had got some help for his problem. Drew.
CPU-MD's picture

New Vectrix is gone again

All three comments are mine. The New Vectrix folks do not seem to care about their US customers. As I spent a good bit to keep my Vectrix in good shape, it appears the battery's used for the LifPo-4 were defective or not properly tested for the purpose. My Vectrix is near dead with failing cells. Someone on a newsgroup implied that New Vectrix was too busy romancing BMW to care about their US customers. So if the moderator of this forum let's this page go stale it's no worse than what New Vectrix did to their US customer base.
CPU-MD's picture

Vectrix is gone again

All three comments are mine. The New Vectrix folks do not seem to care about their US customers. As I spent a good bit to keep my Vectrix in good shape, it appears the battery's used for the LifPo-4 were defective or not properly tested for the purpose. My Vectrix is near dead with failing cells. Someone on a newsgroup implied that New Vectrix was too busy romancing BMW to care about their US customers. So if the moderator of this forum let's this page go stale it's no worse than what New Vectrix did to their US customer base.
CPU-MD's picture

Vectrix is "not really" available in the US

Vectrix... Awesome ride, Great Vehicle, If you live in the UK. If you live in the U.S. and are one of the unfortunate people (like me) that bought one, only to have the U.S. part of the company go bankrupt and sold off to the battery manufacturer in China. You find: No Warranty, No Parts, No Manuals, No Support from the dealerships that sold them. It becomes an 8-11 thousand dollar investment that sours as soon as you have a problem. I still ride mine but with 4500 miles on it, it has a minor issue that limits me to driving it around my small suburb out side of Washington, DC. Not trustworthy enough to take to work.
Anonymous's picture

UPDATE #2

Got My Vectrix back from the Factory in New Bedford, MA after a few weeks. They Tuned, Tweaked and Repaired my scooter. I took it out for a test drive, fully charged (17 Bars on the gauge). I drove around the Washington DC suburbs in mixed driving (35-60 MPH). I came back home after about 40 miles with my range meter showing 7 Bars and 24-30 miles left in my range. I am a 6'2" 320LB guy so it is like two people on the scooter but it performed very well. I will have no range anxiety and think this updated Vectrix will carry me on my 40 Mile daily commute quite well with lots of distance to spare.
Anonymous's picture

UPDATE

Vectrix is back in the US. While the new owners are international in origin, part of the original staff that created Vectrix is still there. I recently contacted them to talk about getting support to fix the issues with my bike and was surprised that they offered to upgrade my bike from NIMH technology to LiFe Po4 battery pack (the cost was $3,700.00 plus shipping) but they gave my bike a going over and found the source of my problem was the motor speed controller was failing. It costs about $1300.00 to get that replaced but this is the second unit my bike has needed in 4 years (mind you I have paid NOTHING in maintenance costs since I purchased this bike) and Vectrix replaced this one without charge as well. I have not spec’ed the performance of the Lithium Ion batteries yet but my past performance was: (I am 6’2” 300lbs…) Actual 28-32 miles mixed driving City/Highway per charge. With the reduced battery weight and increased amp hours of the batteries, I hope this will increase to 50-60 miles mixed driving City/Highway per charge. More to come…

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