Vectrix is back!

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:

http://cleanrider.com/the-rebirth-again-of-vectrix/

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:

http://www.vectrix-france.fr

On the site, it advertises the VX-1, a 125cc-equivalent electric scooter, and the VX-2, a 50cc-equivalent one.

Vectrix VX-2

Vectrix VX-2

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.

Source: motoservices.com

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6 comments for this post
  1. yuval Brandstetter MD wrote the 15/05/2016

    According to the chart the Amita battary is the densest battery in the business. 13.3 KwH weighing 60 KG works out to be 220 WhH/kg. The best Zero can do, claiming their batt is the denseset, is 160 WH/kg. Another typo? a breakthrough? Considering the same manufacturer Amita, claims the 40KwH batt weighs 50KG, or 80 Wh/kg, one becomes cagey regarding the rest of the claims on the page.

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    • JP, the author of the post, wrote the 15/05/2016

      You are right, must be another typo. If you go to the price page on the site, the total weight difference between the 10.7 kWh VX-1 and the 13.3 kWh VX-1 is 16 kg. It might be the weight difference of the 2 batteries, which would make the 13.3 kWh battery at 86 kg, and comes out to 155 Wh/kg.

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      • yuval Brandstetter MD wrote the 16/05/2016

        Which is very good, because in my Fluence ZE the 275 kilo batt holds 20 KwH at best.

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  2. yuval Brandstetter MD wrote the 15/05/2016

    Looking at the Amita site, their best pouch 3.7V 10.3 Ah 218 gram, claims 181 Wh/kg. As a module, power-pack, battery, surely the energy density is lower. So again the Vectrix page must be taken with more than a grain of salt. Lithium salt, that is.

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  3. Piotr Stec wrote the 13/07/2016

    In regards to the battery density and weight.

    Our batteries weight/density (including housing, bars etc):
    60Ah 8kWh pack – 58kg – 139Wh/kg
    80Ah 10.5kWh pack – 74kg – 142Wh/kg
    100Ah 13.3kWh pack – 86kg – 155Wh/kg

    Density of cells is 180Wh/kg

    Best Regards
    Piotr Stec
    Managing Partner
    MP Tech

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    • JP, the author of the post, wrote the 31/08/2016

      Thanks for the information.

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