NEW BEDFORD, Mass., May 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VECTRIX™, a leading global designer and manufacturer of all-electric two-and three wheeled scooters, Vectrix™ has been named the European "e-Scooter of the Year" for the third year in a row. CleanWeek 2020 – an all-electric vehicle competition geared to future technologies in the transportation industry. This 4th annual event took place at the famed Belgium racetrack, Circuit Zolder, from May 1 to 3, 2013.
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A jury of 14 European automotive, alternative energy and motorcycle journalists considered every new e-Scooter released in the past year, and selected the Vectrix VX-1 Li/Li+ as the winner. The jury gathered at Circuit Zolder for extensive testing of the electric scooters and each model in the competition was scrutinized and had to pass a series of rigorous testing to be named the "e-Scooter of the Year". The challenging criterion included Ecoscore (consumption, emissions, and noise), Driving Range, Recycling, Refilling/Reloading, Price, Performance/Consumption, Aesthetics/Styling, Drivability, and Availability in the Market. The Circuit Zolder "Clean Week 2020" award categories included e-Scooters (under 25km/h/15mph, under 45 km/h/30 mph, and over 45km/h/30 mph), e-Bicycle, e-Quadricycle and e-Motorcycle (on-road, off-road, and MX). The Vectrix VX-1 Li/Li+ won in the 45 km/h plus category.
"This is a very meaningful honor for the entire Vectrix team, especially our dedicated and talented designers and engineers," said Brian Buccella, Vectrix Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Electric scooters like the VX-1 Li/Li+ and the VX-2 are the result of incredible commitment and focus. That's the only method for creating a great performing electric scooter."
With key features like regenerative throttle, dual filament headlights, Brembo disc front and rear brakes and an innovative charging system that plugs right into a standard 220V / 110V outlet.
Key Features - VECTRIX VX-1 Li/Li+:
- All-electric with zero gas emissions. Plugs into any 220V/110V standard outlet.
- Accelerates to 110 km/h (68 mph).
- Range up to 136 km (85 miles) on a single charge.
- Patented VECTRIXTM Multi-Function Throttle provides regenerative braking to maximize range possibilities and a slow-speed reverse for greater maneuverability.
- Patented VECTRIXTM integrated rear-wheel mounted single stage planetary gear drive
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