May 21, 2010 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The last time we heard anything about Vectrix, the manufacturer of electric scooters had been rescued from bankruptcy by Hong Kong-based GP Batteries. Until now, the Vectrix VX-1 has only been available with a nickel-metal-hydride battery that yielded a range of 35-55 miles. The U.S. Vectrix site hasn’t been updated recently, but the site of its Spanish distributor, GoingGreen, is now showing both the original VX-1 and the new VX-1 Li.
The only change appears to be the substitution of a lithium ion battery which boosts range by about 30-40 percent to 46-78 miles. The 6.8 second 0-50 mile per hour acceleration and 68 mph top speed remain the same, so its likely that the rest of the powertrain has been carried over. The Spanish site doesn’t list a price for the longer range model, but we hope it doesn’t command too much of premium over the €6,050 for VX-1.