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Does Vectrix have a rival?

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According to Gizmag, it looks like it. 

 

 

While we still have some time to wait before affordable mass-market electric cars like the Chevy Volt hit the market, there's other options available if you want to swap the petrol station for the power point to handle your daily commuting - like this US$8000 electric motorcycle motorcycle from Electric Motorsport. The GPR-S goes between 35 and 60 miles on a full battery, while offering performance levels similar to a Honda CBR125 and a top speed of 60-70mph. Charging the GPR-S from a standard power outlet takes around 4 hours from empty (or 1.5 hours if you spend extra on a quick-charge unit), and the bike uses a mid-mounted engine and chain drive to maintain a fairly conservative and traditional motorcycle body shape, instead of going for a wheel-hub mounted engine such as that used in the Vectrix Electric Maxi-Scooter (full article)

 

Looks like the company is based in Oakland, CA. So we may have to schedule a Huddler visit.

 

According to the Electric Motorsport site, they are accepting orders for the first 100 production models and hope to have 300 out this year.


Edited by deej - Tue, 23 Sep 2008 15:27:05 UTC
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Well those are comparable specs and price to the Vectrix.  Personally I prefer the look of the Vectrix, and this one looks like it can only seat one person, but the more EVs the merrier!

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Originally Posted by dana1981:

Well those are comparable specs and price to the Vectrix.  Personally I prefer the look of the Vectrix, and this one looks like it can only seat one person, but the more EVs the merrier!


 

According to the company website, it does ride 2 passengers.  It also apparently goes by the name e-boxer too...and here's a different side view:

 

 

 

I think for folks looking for more of a motorcycle style/racing feel, this one is a better option.  The Vectrix certainly isn't a small little demure scooter or anything, but it definitely has more of a scooter feel if you're driving (i.e. no foot pegs).

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