Those who wish to move around Rome at speed on two wheels, whatever the traffic restrictions, now have a solution. The Vectrix is the first high-performance electrical scooter available in Italy and can travel 110 km at an average of 40 km per hour, or 80 km at 70 km per hour, with an acceleration superior to that of most petrol-driven 250cc scooters. The batteries take two hours to recharge. Although it is exempt from road tax because of its environmentally friendly status, it does not come particularly cheap it will cost around 13,000 but the price will include four years of comprehensive insurance as well as assistance and servicing.

For more information contact Vectrix on 0671280295 or see www.vectrixeurope.com.