There have been a few electric motorcycles released in the market in recent times, like the Zero DS and Brammo Enertia, but the 2011 Vectrix VX sticks out as an electric scooter rather than a motorcycle. Available in three models, the VX is designed for zooming around the city as an alternative to a regular car. The VX-2 is at the lowest end, offering a top speed of just 30 miles per hour. The VX-1 seems to be a better pick, offering a performance equal to most other scooters and still looking like one, making it easier to ride. It has scooter-like hand-operated brakes, lots of storage space under the seat, and stylish looks. Unlike other electric motorcycles in the market today, the 2011 Vectrix VX actually looks like a regular scooter. A closer inspection shows signs that it is not a gas-powered motorcycle, including the lack of tailpipe and a hub-mounted electric motor poking out instead of a standard chain and shaft arrangement. The easy step-through frame of the scooter makes entry and exit really easy, but the 515-pound weight makes it difficult to take it on or off the stand. The weight is largely due to the Nickel Metal Hydride battery, but the VX-1 Li and Li+ get Lithium-ion batteries that lower the weight by 60-90 pounds.