Force India partner with Vextrix As part of its environmental policy and endeavours to reduce its carbon footprint, the Force India Formula One Team is delighted to announce a partnership with Vectrix UK Ltd, the producers of the world's first...
Force India partner with Vextrix
As part of its environmental policy and endeavours to reduce its carbon footprint, the Force India Formula One Team is delighted to announce a partnership with Vectrix UK Ltd, the producers of the world's first high-performance, zero emission, electric motorcycle.
Vectrix will supply the team with two Force India-branded electric maxi-scooters to use at races, tests and at its Silverstone factory. The pioneering bikes run exclusively on battery power, which is recharged by plugging the onboard charger into any standard electrical outlet. Fully-charged, each bike has a range of up to 68 miles, making the Vectrix the 'greenest' way to get around. With each bike having an acceleration of 0-50 in 6.8 seconds and top speed of 62mph, the team won't be compromising on performance either.
Dr Vijay Mallya, chairman and managing director of Force India, commented, 'As a Formula One racing team we are well aware of our responsibility to off-set our carbon emissions from Grands Prix, testing and travelling around the globe and the Vectrix bikes are a practical and innovative way to continue our policies. They're a great product; versatile, fast and cheap to run, they will be a very welcome addition to the team on events.'
Alex Bamberg, managing director of Vectrix UK said, "We are very excited to be partnering Force India and supporting their efforts to reduce their carbon output. From the outset they are demonstrating their commitment to minimize the environmental effect of the team by using the zero emission Vectrix. And as a consumer product available to all, whether driving to work or around an F1 race circuit we can all participate in the global race against climate change."
As the first company to design, develop, assemble and sell high performance, zero emission, two-wheel electric vehicles, Vectrix has incorporated several leading-edge patented technologies to give the lowest environmental impact of any comparable vehicle, car or motorcycle, according to the European Union's Cleaner Drive rating. The bikes are now a unique solution to the chronic problems of vehicle emissions, urban congestion and high fuel costs and the maxi-scooter is just the start. Its unique engineering platform and research team will allow Vectrix to develop a broad product range to respond to growing consumer and corporate demand for carbon neutral vehicles and the urgent need to de-carbonise road transport worldwide.
-credit: force india