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OwnerRoger Layola
Owner's Other EVsVitus FXcarbon-1
1988 Puch Condor III
LocationBarcelona, Catalunya Spain map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle2007 Vectrix VX1
In my opinion, Vectrix was the first electric maxi-scooter to offer all the benefits of a traditional gasoline-powered scooter but without everything I hate from them: the noise, pollution, vibrations, and expensive cost to run.

In 2013 the original battery was replaced with 40 LIFEpo4 GBS 40Ah cells. Real range with 80% (32Ah) of the battery is 85km at 80 km/h.
Motor Brushless DC
integrated radial air-gap motor on rear-wheel with mounted planetary gear drive
22,3 kW peak power at 3000 rpm,
14 kw nominal
max current 220 Amps
Max Torque 65 Nm
DSP & IGBT based all-digital electronic control and motor drive system
Batteries40 GBS 40Ah, 128.00 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
Original NIMH replaced 3 times under warranty. Last Pack lasted 24.000 km

LIFEPO 2013: 40 cells GBS 40Ah, 128V nominal, totalling 5,1 Kwh.
I'm expecting to replace this pack with a 80Ah-100Ah pack in 2016
System Voltage128 Volts
1.5kW on-board battery charger
Recharge Requirements 110V-220V (50/60Hz)
Reprogrammed with The Lairds Firmware.
InstrumentationLCD display speed, odometer, battery charge,, estimated range, and system status. In 2013, Cycle analyst large Screen.
Top Speed68 MPH (109 KPH)
top speed limited to 110Km/h
Acceleration0-80 km/h in 8 sec.
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
Simulated urban driving - 3 hours
EV Miles
Current:34,000 Miles (54,706 Kilometers)
    As of 11/16/2013
Seating Capacitytwo adults
Curb Weight436 Pounds (198 Kilograms)
original weight 240kg, after 2013 conversion, 210kg.
TiresPirelli: GTS23 120/70-14 (Front) and
GTRS23 140/60 13 (Rear)
Conversion Timemany months saving money
Conversion Cost9200 euros
+ 1600 Euros 2013 conversion
Additional FeaturesBraking = Patented multi-function throttle (DAaRT) provides regenerative braking and slow-speed reverse
Front and rear Brembo disc brakes
Frame Lightweight aluminum frame
Warranty 48 months
After 3 years looking after an electric motorcycle with a nice performance, I finally get across with this beauty...
Pictures shown are form the final preproduction prototype.
Vectrix will be available for general public in May 2007.

Update 2013: My vectrix is now 6 years old. It has 49200km, and it is still performing fine. However the NIMH battery retains only 22 Ah of the original 31 Ah, I'm planning a battery upgrade to lithium.
update 2013-2: the battery conversion has been succesful!

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