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 experience! The only drawback is the range: One should plan carefully open road trips because of the limited energy stores in the battery. I'm planning to buy the lithium upgrade that will be avaiable by the end of 2008, wich wiñlll contain more than 7 kwh! With this upgrade, i'll be able to increase my range from 40 km to 80km!