OwnerMartin Winlow
Owner's Other EVs2001 Daihatsu HiJet
Sebring SX Kit Car
LocationMuch Hadham, England United Kingdom map
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Vehicle2008 Vectrix VX-1
Maxi-size, high performance, all-electric
scooter. 400cc equivalent.
Motor SBC Brushless DC
20.2 kW (27.1 hp) peak; 7 kW (9.4 hp)
continuous (wiki)
Drivetrain125V 3.7kWh NiMh battery, rear wheel planetary
gear drive from brushless DC motor. Electric
reverse (rotate throttle backwards from stop).
Regenerative braking.
Batteries102 Gold Peak GP30EVH, 1.20 Volt, Nickel-Metal Hydride
System Voltage125 Volts
DC/DC Converter
Top Speed68 MPH (109 KPH)
Originally limited by controller to 60mph -
modified since by firmware upgrade.
AccelerationInitially a bit lame but after 5 mph or so it goes
well up to about 40 mph where it drops off
steadily up to top speed. Generally OK for such
a big and heavy lump (234kg) but if it had 2
gears it would be excellent...
Range65 Miles (104 Kilometers)
From the manual (and with a new pack):
25mph : 65m
35 : 54
40 : 48
50 : 36
60 : 20
Watt Hours/Mile130 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:6,297 Miles (10,131 Kilometers)
Current:7,947 Miles (12,786 Kilometers)
Total:1,650 Miles (2,654 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight515 Pounds (234 Kilograms)
Conversion TimeN/A
Conversion CostBought off eBay for UK£2k in March 2012 with
6k miles (10k km).
I still own the Vectrix but it is off the road now that I have retired and
pending a move to Scotland. It has about 33k km on it now.

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