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Force India partners Vectrix UK

New Delhi, Apr 25: With an aim to reduce its carbon footprint, Force India Formula One Team has announced partnership with Vectrix UK Ltd, the producers of the world's first high-performance, zero emission, electric motorcycle.

''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,'' Chairman and managing director of Force India, Vijay Mallya, said. ''They're a great product; versatile, fast and cheap to run, they will be a very welcome addition to the team on events,'' he added.

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.

Managing Director of Vectrix UK, Alex Bamberg, 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.''


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Story first published: Friday, April 25, 2008, 16:04 [IST]
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