The Vectrix saga is not over: there is a new company in Europe selling Vectrix VX-1 and VX-2 in Europe.
We have written several stories about Vectrix over the past year, and the last one was about GOVECS taking over Vectrix’ Polish factory:
It now seems that a new Polish firm, MP Tech, bought the remaining Vectrix scooters and parts from GOVECS. MP Tech has also bought the equipment and parts left in the US factory. For now, it looks like the scooters for sale are the ones that were left over in the two factories, with newly developed batteries.
Nevertheless, MP Tech has already found a importer in France, where Vectrix was very popular. The French firm Goelectrix already got its first 9 scooters, and claims to have five French dealer/distributors. It also started a new web site:
On the site, it advertises the VX-1, a 125cc-equivalent electric scooter, and the VX-2, a 50cc-equivalent one.
The VX-2 is being advertised as having a 4 kW motor, and as being available with a 2 kWh or 3 kWh lithium battery, for a range of 50 km (31 miles) or 90 km (56 miles). Prices start at €4,990 ($5,640), with €5,750 ($6,500) for the 3 kWh version.
For the VX-1, here are the specs:
There is a small typo in this table, since the range of the top of the line VX-1 with the 13.3 kWh battery is 220 km (137 miles), not 120. Prices range from €8,300 ($9,385) to €12,880 ($14,560).
Is Vectrix back for good? Will there be a new Vectrix factory with a full production line? It is unclear at this time what MP Tech’s long term plans are. But it is still good news to know that Vectrix scooters are still available and that, somewhere in Poland, someone seems to be trying to bring back this iconic electric scooter brand.