Every electric scooter I’ve seen seems to look like a child’s bike and travels about five miles at a similar speed per hour. But at least it’s doing something to help the environment. The Vectrix Super-Scooter is claimed to be different – in fact, it’s just as good as a petrol runaround.
It’s launched on April 30th, with the looks of a ‘real’ scooter and indeed the speed of a twist ‘n’ go – 0 to 50 mph in just 6.8 seconds and equivalent in power to a 400cc maxi-scooter, with a top speed of 60mph. And all without petrol, noise, emissions – or the congestion charge.
Other features include DAaRT throttle technology for smooth acceleration and slowdown, regenerative braking that recycles energy back into the battery as you slow down and a torque as strong as that of a Ducati 900 – enabling riders to weave swiftly through stationary traffic. And a two-hour charge from a standard electrical socket is enough for a 68-mile run. Even better, there’s around 300 charging stations set for London, which can be used for a small yearly fee. And the Vectrix is exempt from road tax too.
The one detail we don’t yet have is the price – that should be known after the launch.