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Electric scooter with a 40 mile range, and one charge costing 8p. Havnt seen anything like it cheaper anywhere else! No tax, No congestion charge, goes upto 30 miles per hour.
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#1
You would be unwise to use this without insurance
#2
I hate cars so its hot.
#3
If those stats are true then ACE!
#4
localshop;2431032
You would be unwise to use this without insurance

Not only would it be unwise but also illegal.
banned#5
yeah would be illegal. I was wondering how reliable it is???Or how stable is it in the rain???
#6
carbon neutral travelling if you're on a green electricity tariff - gives a whole new meaing to the term 'wind assisted'!
#7
Please put a price and retailer name into your thread titles. :)
#8
10% Quidco on the ex-vat amount @ Firebox
#9
Good for the environment :) Gave it a little heat
#10
This looks very good but loads more money.

http://www.nicecarcompany.co.uk/vectrixbike/vectrix_96.html
banned#11
You need to have a scooty CBT done which cost around 70 pound. Its like a provisional licence, and you are only allowed to ride alone.
#12
It is also out of stock.... until 3rd September!
#13
waj1234
This looks very good but loads more money.

http://www.nicecarcompany.co.uk/vectrixbike/vectrix_96.html


That's more like it! Test drives available in London areas if anyone fancies it?
http://www.nicecarcompany.co.uk/vectrixbike/contact_test-drive_40.html
#15
My main worry would be:-
"# 12 month parts warranty excluding expendables (tyres, brake pads/shoes and bulbs) and accidental damage
# 8 month warranty for the battery"

8 months on the battery, so how often would it need replacing and how much???
#16
these have been available for years far cheaper on ebay
#17
the1C3MAN
My main worry would be:-
"# 12 month parts warranty excluding expendables (tyres, brake pads/shoes and bulbs) and accidental damage
# 8 month warranty for the battery"

8 months on the battery, so how often would it need replacing and how much???


yes thast is a worry especially regarding the battery,shame
#18
you also need a very long extension lead to get home :)
#19
nihcaj;2431353
It is also out of stock.... until 3rd September!


Well that has ruined my dreams of riding around (Crete style) without a helmet or insurance this summer :p
#20
Waste of money Honda c50 or c90 at most 200 quid SH in trade it. Far better value.
#21
My quidco tracked at £107.23 for bike + registration
#22
battery quote I was given was ~£140
#23
What kind of sound does this make? Normal scooters are fairly noticable with their loud annoying whine, but these could be quite stealthy through traffic, could be a strange negative
#24
jOK3R
You need to have a scooty CBT done which cost around 70 pound. Its like a provisional licence, and you are only allowed to ride alone.


and this only lasts for 2 Years then you have to take a test or re-do the cbt but test rules change this october so things will change dramatically mostly the cost i imagine
#25
i think being on a scooter that made no noise wud be possibly the most dangerous things ever.....................cars speeding not hearing you ....splat....
#26
waj1234
This looks very good but loads more money.

http://www.nicecarcompany.co.uk/vectrixbike/vectrix_96.html


The e-max looks good, almost normal. I'd get one if I needed city travel.
#27
I'd avoid. It says 8hours to recharge , the £6grand one says 2 hours.
8 month warranty on battery, the other is good for 50,000miles.
Im pretty sure saying 8month warranty is illegal anyway as everything in the UK has to have a minimum of 12 Months.

Plus, any scooter at 30mph is dangerous in my opinion. I bought a cheap chinese import retro scooter which was meant to go 65mph, in reality it went about 45 which is too slow so you end up with cars tailing you all the time. that cost me £1000 and LOADS went wrong with, which was a pain money wise and work wise as its design to takeapart was awkward.

I bit the bullet and went with a good brand ( Aprilia) habana 125cc and it flies! it does 80mph, it doesnt sound like a hairdrier and nothing has gone wrong at all. In the end it will save me money as its more fuel efficient as well.

By all means, maybe go for an electric scooter but i think in this case its,
Buy Cheap , Buy Twice.
#28
Looks good. Biggest maintenance cost will be battery replacement. How much, how often, and how easy to get hold of, I wonder.
#29
If u r thinking of an electric car then .http://www.goingreen.co.uk/store seems to be quite good for those in London. They claim a fuel cost of only 1p a mile !!!!
#30
hawkio
i think being on a scooter that made no noise wud be possibly the most dangerous things ever.....................cars speeding not hearing you ....splat....


Also, I reckon that scooters with top speeds of 30 are just about the most vulnerable vehicles on the road - they're going just slightly less than most traffic, so cars are impatient to overtake. Pedal bikes are slower, but since they're slower they're easier to overtake.
#31
sharkalos
I hate cars so its hot.


I hate people who hate cars, but still voted hot:p
#32
reminded me of this
http://i322.photobucket.com/albums/nn407/harryhut/sinclair_in_c5.jpg?t=1214985615
#33
Would seem on the face of it to be a better buy than this one
http://www.nicecarcompany.co.uk/vectrixbike/e-max-scooter_95.html
#34
waj1234
This looks very good but loads more money.

http://www.nicecarcompany.co.uk/vectrixbike/vectrix_96.html


I have ridden this bike. i was invited along as a test panel to take a ride on their early "beta" version and have to say it's bloody good. Goes well, range was good (although i think it's changed) and ride was smooth.

big enough to be seen on the road unlike some of todays little 50cc "wasps"

i'd have been tempted if i lived in a city or something.

oh and the UK guys of Vectrix are real nice friendly people too.
#35
shutdown;2436392
I have ridden this bike. i was invited along as a test panel to take a ride on their early "beta" version and have to say it's bloody good. Goes well, range was good (although i think it's changed) and ride was smooth.

big enough to be seen on the road unlike some of todays little 50cc "wasps"

i'd have been tempted if i lived in a city or something.

oh and the UK guys of Vectrix are real nice friendly people too.


I would be tempted if it were cheaper but at that price it would take a while to break even.
#36
well i ordered one of the silver ones about 2 weeks back (have to wait like 8 weeks). little late (as it was in all newspapers)
#37
hawkio
and this only lasts for 2 Years then you have to take a test or re-do the cbt but test rules change this october so things will change dramatically mostly the cost i imagine


it is classed as a moped so if you have a full driving licence after Feb 2002 then you only have to do the CBT once (not every 2 years). if before Feb 2002 then no CBT required
#38
chri1143
it is classed as a moped so if you have a full driving licence after Feb 2002 then you only have to do the CBT once (not every 2 years). if before Feb 2002 then no CBT required


not that i can but i reckon 7/10 scoots u see on the road have L plates if thats the case then they will have provisional licences, thus needing to re-take every 2 years unless u pass the full test or take your driving test
#39
Beware - having looked at these deals before - it's not unusual for the battery life to be about 500charge/discharge cycles, which means you get worse and worse performance over the two years it will last. Then you have to buy a new battery which will cost a significant amount (?? my guess - £200). No one is likely to buy this machine off you unless you can prove you have just replaced the battery.
Add this into any calculations for running costs.
Also - for the Greens amongst us - the electricity is generated from coal/nuclear fuel, and old batteries are not particularly enviro friendly to dispose of.

Personally I had a Honda 50 which did over 100mpg, and was bicycle prices to service, insure and tax.:thinking:
#40
well electric vehicles require a regular change of batteries. The customer services said that the batteris cost 150 pounds and have a life of about 1 to 1 and half years.

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