I just purchased a new 2008 Vectrix, the first in British Columbia, Canada and certainly the only large electric bike here in Victoria. I had to go through an exhausting amount of red tape with ICBC, our provincial motor vehicle insuring and licencing agency, in order to gain approval to get it on the road here despite the fact that the Vectrix is approved by Transport Canada (which in fact has one, which they take to various events to highlight eco-friendly innovations in personal transportation). I bought it from the one and only dealer in Canada, All Season Motorsports in Calgary Alberta, and should be taking delivery in a week or so. They just had a Vectrix factory technician come to the dealership to upgrade all their bikes' software, so apparently I will have the absolute latest and greatest improvements. I made a point of asking the dealer to make sure that the main fuse was the newest version, that the charger was updated and that the fairing was bolted on properly. For that, I have all you guys to thank, as your sharing of your experiences has given me a lot of forewarning regarding potential problems with the machine.
I did think hard about buying it, in light of the likelihood of Vectrix Corporation's bankruptcy, and decided to make the purchase anyway. The electric vehicle industry won't flourish if people like me think, "Oh...I'll wait until it's more mainstream, reliable, tested et cetera". One has to take a stand at some point, and I decided that the Vectrix is just too good an idea not to support, even with the associated risks of becoming an owner at this point. Like many others on this forum, I hope that if the company does go belly-up, I'll be able to keep the bike going with the help of the many skilled, knowledgeable and helpful people on this site. So, I'm anticipating the arrival of my electric-blue Vectrix with an open mind, a hopeful spirit and a recently sold car! No more CO2 as a result of getting MY carcass around town!