The derisively named Throttlebots were a group of Cybertronians who wanted to leave the planet to escape the Civil War.
The assumed the nickname as a formal faction name as the movement gained support, including some reluctant support from the Autobots.

They managed to add the Titan Grand Maximus to their cause, and gain the support of Omega Supreme, which lead to the group leaving Cybertron.

They located an unclaimed planet on the edge of the primary territory of the Galactic Alliance, naming it Velocitron.
Velocitron is governed by the Throttlebot Council consisting of: Chase, Goldbug, Rollbar, Searchlight, and Wideload.