Vectrix Electric Maxi Scooter Reviews

Positive Reviews

smooredl

My 2007 Vectrix

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Pros: No gas commute, range works for me (30 miles each way, charge at work)

Cons: Finding back up places to charge

I decided late last year I decided that I wanted to reduce my carbon footprint as much as possible, and despite owning a Toyota Prius realized that it was still the number one act I had control over that created pollution. So after months of debate I decided to swallow the $13,000+ cost of the only electric vehicle on the market that I thought could balance both performance and cost for my 30 mile one-way commute between San Pedro CA and Anaheim CA. Once the initial break in period which involves deep discharging of the batteries and recharging to condition them I've found the Vectrix to be very reliable (this is a VERY important thing to do, else you find your range incredibly...
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Negative Reviews

fast4you

vectrix test ride

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Pros: fast,

Cons: price, weight, size, motorcycle lic req

range is severly limited at top speed to 20 milestoo heavy 

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MattFish

A truly practical (and fun) electric ride

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Pros: See review

Cons: See review

As an early adopter of the Vectrix electric step-through motorcycle, here in Oakland, CA, I can report that this is a truly practical and surprisingly fun form of two-wheeled transport. Since buying the Vectrix my car usage has dropped to about once a month. The bike really is that functional (storage galore, effortless parking) and dependable (a very stable ride in rain, hills, and on the highway for short distances). The Vectrix is billed as a "maxi-scooter" while I'd suggest its more of a "step-through motorcycle." It's got the general performance of a Suzuki Burgman 600 (except for range) and easily outpaces and outclasses small displacement...
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focovere

vectrix

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Pros: Superb

Cons: Range

Price is in Euros! 9700 euros One should take into account that 1 litre of diesel contains roughtly 11.000 wh of energy. My vectrix's battery contains in 80 kg of NIMH only 3700 wh, nearly 1/3 of one litre of diesel. After assuming that nothing can perform like the energy density of the oil, I was astonished by the superb performance of the Vectrix. I've been riding it for over 8000 km, and I do declare it is the best purchase I've ever made. I recomend not to waste your time comparing costs and maintenance with tradicional gas scooters that might compensate initial high price: Forget all them. Forget Oil. If you can afford it, buy it: Driving a Vectrix is an unice...
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cristina7

From a passenger's perspective

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Pros: Feels stable, quiet ride, electric!

So I will tell you right off the bat...I do not own a Vectrix nor do I even have a motorcycle license.  However, I was lucky enough to get taken around on the back of a Vectrix with Huddler MattFish. The Vectrix is a sweet, sweet ride (from the back anyway).  It's a sizeable machine - definitely not your average scooter.  It's really quite comfortable and I didn't feel like I was going to go flying off, which is definitely a good thing.  It seemed to climb hills pretty well and of course the efficiency of an electric vehicle is hard to beat.  The range of the Vectrix isn't bad and the regenerative braking helps. If you get a chance...I highly recommend making friends with a Vectrix...
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denforent

Amazing Vectrix

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Pros: GREEN, Low Operating & Maint Costs, FUN, Snappy & Nimble Handling

Cons: High Initial Cost, Original Batteries Underperform, Limited Range

I own a Harley Davidson and a 2008 Triumph Rocket III Touring and ride over 12,500 miles per year on average.  I've been riding motorcycles FIFTY years!  I've owned everything from Vespa's to dirt bikes to street metrics to ...well, you get it by now - I know motorcycling!!  This Vectrix is the single most fun machine I've ever owned when used for it's most practical application - buzzing around town on streets & roads with 45 mph & under speeds.  It's strong suit is NOT as a city to city commuter but a fabulous intracity cruiser.  It's excellent for errands, cruising the beach roads along the S. Florida coast as long as maintaining 25 to 40 mph speeds...
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BootHead

Vectrix Test Ride

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Pros: Zippy Round Town

Cons: Range Price

I was told I was the second person in Ireland to test ride the Vectrix, The first being a reporter who decided to dictate the review on his dictaphone while riding it!!!Anyway I have been an avid motorcyclist for years and I own an FZR400 and an FZR1000. The Vectrix was a complete, but nice, surprise. I was expecting a very tame ride on a two wheel milk float. Instead, I sat on the scooter and twisted the throttle grip expecting a very sedate movement forward. It took some very sharp reflexes to stop me from hitting the wall which approached much faster than anticipated. So it accelerates well to about 30mph ideal for urban travelling. Manoeverability is good but requires a lot of effort...
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geert

yup

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HelloI'm from Belgium and i have PV Panels on my roof.The produced elecrticity i use for my home facilities, warming the house with airco-inverter, ... still have electricity left so i bought my an electric vehicle:a VECTRIXI'm one of the first users of a vectrix in belgium so i'm very interrested in what ather people have to tell about this.Sorry for my broken englisch because my spoken lange in duchgeert