Some features of this eco-friendly scooter are that the 2010 Vectrix VX -1, a touring scooter style motorcycle is equipped with 30020 cc electric motor engine and a standard speed automatic transmission. It has hydraulic disc brakes that aid in stopping the scooter when required. It comes standard with a speed transmission. The vehicle’s speed capability is over 60 mph (97 km/h) and 50 mph (80 km/h) is reached in a just under 7 seconds. The maximum torque available is from zero rpm, which is a feature of all electric motors. The scooter has less than 250 parts, as compared to 2,500 parts which is for a more typically powered scooter which has a speed range of up to 65 miles (105 km) at 25 mph (40 km/h). It has a telescopic fork front suspension while the rear Suspension has a twin sided swing arm. The VX -1 has front hydraulic disc brakes and rear hydraulic disc brakes. The VX -1 weighs about 515 lbs. and has about 50014 inches of ground clearance. The Vectrix scooter uses NiMH batteries and the total battery life is about 10 years and about 1,500 recharges. The 125 volt battery pack has a capacity of 3.7 kWh and it can be recharged to up to about 80 percent in two hours from any standard domestic power socket. In addition to this, the battery can also be partially recharged through regenerative braking which is also one of its unique features.