Force India to use zero emission bikes

April 25th, 2008 - 7:55 pm ICT by admin  


Barcelona, April 25 (IANS) As part of its environment policy and in a bid to reduce carbon footprint, the Force India Formula One team Friday announced its partnership with Vectrix UK Ltd, producers of the world’s first high-performance, zero emission, electric motorcycle. Vectrix will supply the team 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.

“As a Formula One racing team we are well aware of our responsibility to off-set our carbon emissions from Grand 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 welcome addition to the team,” chairman and managing director of Force India, Vijay Mallya said.

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.

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