Boosted Boards just unveiled a new electric skateboard that it claims is “the world’s lightest electric vehicle.” While the electric skateboard won’t be going head to head with one of Tesla‘s EVs anytime soon, Boosted Boards’ model provides a new level of everyday usability that electric cars can’t offer.
Think back to when you were a kid and how easy it was to get around the neighborhood on a skateboard, now think of how much easier it would be with a light electric motor providing all the power. That’s basically what we have here. Boosted Boards has taken a standard long board and bolted on twin electric motors that provide 2.6 horsepower giving you a top speed of 20 mph. The board also only weighs 12 pounds, has a six mile range and takes only 2 hours to fully recharge. You can also use standard foot power when the battery runs out or you simply want to get a workout in.
At only 12 pounds and the size of a standard long board, Boosted Boards electric skateboard is perfect for an urban environment where you only need to travel short distances. Compared to an electric car you also don’t have to worry about finding a parking spot and compared to standard skateboard you have don’t have to break a sweat in 100 degree heat.
Boosted Boards is already taking preorders with pricing starting at $1,299.