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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Vectrix ZEV Electric Motorbike

Posted By Jorge Chapa On April 1, 2008 @ 3:55 pm In Green Transportation,TransportationTuesday | 10 Comments

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We are always on the lookout for non-petroleum based means of transportation so its no wonder that the stylish Vectrix [2] electric motorbike caught our attention. If you are going to live life in the fast lane, this sleek, all-electric, zero-emission [3] motorbike might just be your best green solution for reducing fossil fuel consumption and emissions while riding around town. It runs clean, super far per charge and extremely fast, making it a smart alternative to four-wheeled city travels. See just how fast the Vectrix gets around in the video after the jump.

The Vectrix ZEV is fast, as in 0-50mph in seven seconds fast. It has a top speed of 62 mph which makes it ideal for use within a city. It has a range of around 50 miles before it needs to be recharged, depending on the speed at which you are driving it, and is equipped with a nickel-metal hydride battery [4]. It is a plug-in, so it can easily be recharged pretty much anywhere that has an electrical outlet. And, of course, it is mostly emissions free [3] (not counting the emissions from the power plant).

Changing the mindset from a car-centered society [5]to one which uses all modes of transportation will surely take some time but creating a desirable all-electric motorbike is definitely a rev in the right direction. Needless to say, we think that the Vectrix ZEV is very sexy.

+ Vectrix [2]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/04/01/transportation-tuesday-vectrix-zev-electric-motorbike/

[2] Vectrix : http://vectrix.com/corporate/US/experience.php

[3] zero-emission: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/03/07/prefab-friday-the-zero-emission-home/

[4] nickel-metal hydride battery: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickel_metal_hydride_battery

[5] car-centered society : http://www.carectomy.com/

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