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    Video: Fully Charged spends two episodes on two wheels
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    Robert Llewellyn's Fully Charged video series has, over its many episodes, focused on vehicles of the four-wheeled variety. Now, as if in atonement, it has produced two successive shows centered on two-wheelers. From bicycles with electric assist to scooters to motorcycles, Llewellyn makes up for ...

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    Video: Bridgestone Eco-Rally 2010 parades green goodness for 50 miles
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    Bridgestone Eco-Rally 2010 – Click above to watch video after the break
    It's said that everybody loves a parade... so we expect the folks along the road between Brighton and London on Wednesday got quite a thrill seeing a wide variety of green vehicles taking part in the Bridgestone ...

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    Vectrix back with lithium ion powered motor scooter
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    Vectrix VX-1 electric scooter - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The last time we heard anything about Vectrix, the manufacturer of electric scooters had been rescued from bankruptcy by Hong Kong-based GP Batteries. Until now, the Vectrix VX-1 has only been available with a ...

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    REPORT: Vectrix Scooters saved by GP Batteries
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    Vectrix VX-1 electric scooter - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Vectrix may soon be back in business as Hong Kong-based GP Batteries has purchased the so-called New Vectrix company for $5 million. That sum is comprised of $1.75 million in cash and the assumption of up to $3.3 million in ...

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    Vectrix officially files for bankruptcy, plans to stay in business
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    Vectrix scooter - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Vectrix has officially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Much like what recently took place with General Motors and Chrysler, the old company will be purchased by an entity called New Vectrix LLC in relatively short order unless ...

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    ROBRADY wins two Green Good Design Awards for Vectrix two-wheelers
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    News of a likely bankruptcy filing from electric scooter manufacturer Vectrix hasn't stopped its designs from winning accolades. A year after winning a Design Award from the prestigious Red Dot Museum in Singapore, ROBRADY, the design studio responsible for the Vectrix Superbike concept, has taken ...

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    eBay finds of the day: Vectrix maxiscooters
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    While it is quite sad to see electric scooter maker Vectrix balancing on the brink of bankruptcy, it should also be remembered that there's a silver lining to every cloud. In this case, quite a bit of silver. When the East coast company started to run into trouble late last year it had been in the ...

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    REPORT: Vectrix ready to file for bankruptcy
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    Vectrix scooter - click for high-res image gallery
    According to the Providence Journal, electric scooter maker Vectrix has laid off nearly all of its employees and is likely headed for bankruptcy within the next 30 days if new investors or a buyer isn't found in time. A quick visit to the ...

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    Vectrix in trouble, may be for sale
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    Over the last few weeks, we've heard rumblings around the internet that electric scooter maker Vectrix might not be on firm financial footing. The first signs of trouble became apparent last month as reports from the UK indicated that Vectrix "will not be able to publish its Report and Accounts for ...

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    Details on Vectrix VX-1E and VX-2 filter in
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    Click above for more shots of the Vectrix maxiscooter
    Vectrix used the New York Motorcycle Show to introduce its two newest electric scooters last week. Until today, we were still a bit hazy on what changes were made to the VX-1E as compared to the original VX-1 that allowed Vectrix to lower the ...

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    Vectrix to debut VX-2 and VX-1E on Friday
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    Click above for more shots of the Vectrix maxiscooter
    We've been anticipating the release of a few new soots from Vectrix, the only current manufacturer of electric maxiscooters. The flagship model has been named VX-1 and two new models are set to be debuted at the motorcycle show in New York, ...

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    ROBRADY wins Red Dot Design Award for Vectrix electric superbike
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    Click above image for a high-resolution gallery of the Vectrix Superbike concept
    We've been enamored with ROBRADY's design for an electric superbike since we first saw it over a year ago. It may have taken a while, but the electric motorcycle (the design was commissioned by Vectrix, the electric ...

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    Hanging with Vectrix: electric scooter hits Quaker Steak and Lube ceiling
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    Quaker Steak and Lube is a motor-themed restaurant chain, kind of like a NASCAR-loving version of Applebees. The first restaurant in the now-regional chain was started with the gas crisis of the 1970s in mind as a way "to preserve the culture of those old gas stations and ...

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    F1 driver Giancarlo Fisichella now an "Electric Ambassador"
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    Click above for more shots of the Vectrix electric scooter
    Sure, Formula 1 is trying to introduce fuel-savings technologies in the coming years, starting with the KERS system that is currently being tested. Will we ever see the day when electric F1 cars are whizzing past gawking spectators across ...

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    Vectrix sales get their scoot on, more affordable model coming next year
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    It seems the sales of the Vectrix electric maxi-scooter have finally caught on fire. At the beginning of the year we were somewhat saddened to report that they had only sold a disappointing 123 of their innovative machines. Since then, the price has been chopped from just under $12,000 to a much ...

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    Bob Lutz finds out first-hand what happens when you run out of juice
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    Click on the image above for more shots of Lutz and the VectrixBob Lutz, GM's formost Volt-pusher, loves himself some electric vehicles. As the owner of four (that's right... dude's got four!) Segways and a Vectrix Scooter, he's surely gotten used to the charging ritual. Still, accidents happen, ...

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    Vectrix serves as a taxi in Paris
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    Travel options in Paris just got a happy new addition. A scooter taxi service (yes really!) that goes by the name of City Bird has just added a pair of Vectrix electric maxi-scooters to its fleet. Now, instead of riding to your favorite cafe or tourist attraction on the back of a Suzuki Burgman or ...

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    Photoshop of the Day: Flying high with a Vectrix scooter
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    Click above for two shots of the stunting VectrixBeing big fans of electric vehicles in general, the Vectrix scooter is high on our lists of cool transportation options. Sure, the two-wheeled form factor won't work for everybody, but for those who can make the switch, the Vectrix scooter probably ...

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    VIDEO: Lutz going electric, can't wait for a Volt, picks up a Vectrix
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    Click for a high-res galleryGM product development guru Bob Lutz has become particularly enamored of electric drive vehicles recently. As one of the major internal corporate sponsors of the Chevy Volt within GM, Lutz has been even more vocal than usual for the past year about the E-Flex program. ...

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    Electric Vectrix scooter auction action for Amber Foundation
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    eBay isn't the only EV auction action that's been going on recently. In a very successful effort to raise money for a British charity that helps young homeless people get their lives together, Eddie Jordan of Formula One fame, put up a pair of white Vectrix maxi-scooters to be sent home to the ...

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