My new Vectrix is still being more of a Vex-tricks! First off, when I uncrated the bike the charge bars were 16/17. I rode the bike 5 km, parked it for a few hours, and when I turned it on to take it out again the charge bars were 1/17 and the remaining range indicator stated 12 km left. I rode it around the neighbourhood expecting it to run out of power quickly, but it lasted another 45 km, while the indicators didn't change at all. I finally got the low battery telltale to light up, rode it home, and started the October 2008 firmware upgrade delayed charging sequence. This simply didn't work. I set it up following the directions very precisely, using a 7.5 hour delay. All the bike did was to begin a standard charging sequence of three hours, then shut down. The range indicator stated that I had a range of 164 km, which is impossible. The bars were 17/17. I took the bike out that evening to a friend's place and back, a distance of 26 km. The bars stayed at 17/17 and the range indicator at 164 km the whole time. I took the bike out the following day and rode it until the low battry telltale came on, but the indicators stayed firmly locked in their initial positions. I crawled home at low speed, turned the bike off, then on again. Lo and behold, the charge bars were down to 0/17 and the range indicator was at zero. I tried the delayed charging sequence again, this time re-set to three hours. The dashboard and fans came on for about ten seconds, and then shut off. I plugged the bike in, and after four hours absolutely nothing had happened, even though the dashboard was supposed to come on every 20 minutes to self-diagnose the battery temperature. I tried again, using the right brake-actuated 30 minute delay, and what I got was a standard charging cycle start-up, which lasted about 3 1/2 hours. The bike now has 17/17 bars, but is telling me again that the remaining range is 164 km. I haven't ridden it yet to see if the charge bars go down in response to battery depletion, but I'm not counting on anything working properly.