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Boosted Boards Unveils the World’s Lightest Electric Vehicle

Posted By Marc Carter On April 16, 2013 @ 12:00 pm In Green Transportation,News | No Comments

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Boosted Boards [1] 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 [2]‘s EVs anytime soon, Boosted Boards’ model provides a new level of everyday usability that electric cars can’t offer.

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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 [1] has taken a standard long board and bolted on twin electric motors [3] 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 [4] 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 [5] is perfect for an urban environment where you only need to travel short distances. Compared to an electric car [6] 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 [1] is already taking preorders with pricing starting at $1,299.

+ Boosted Boards [1]


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[1] Boosted Boards: http://www.boostedboards.com

[2] Tesla: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=tesla

[3] electric motors: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+motors

[4] battery: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=battery

[5] electric skateboard: http://inhabitat.com/boosted-boards-skateboard-is-the-worlds-lightest-electric-vehicle-ever/

[6] electric car: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+car

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