Boosted Boards skateboard up for pre-order, still world's lightest EV


May 4, 2013

The Boosted Boards skateboard

The Boosted Boards skateboard

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Last year we reported on San Francisco-based startup Boosted Boards' eponymous debut product, an electric skateboard that can lay credible claim to being the world’s lightest electric vehicle. The skateboard was the subject of a successful Kickstarter campaign, and having survived the perils of moving from pitch to product, is now available for wider pre-order.

Following in-depth testing of the initial prototype model, Boosted Boards was required to make a few changes in materials and specifications. The motor drivetrain has been overhauled in a bid to boost durability, and the truck has also been redesigned to accommodate improved pulleys. A new custom remote has been designed for controlling the skateboard.

Happily, the impressive specifications cited in the initial pitch appear to have been retained, and the skateboard can reach top speeds of 20 mph (32 km/h), has a range of 6 miles (10 km), and will weigh between 12 and 15 pounds (5 and 7 kg). Those specifications can be perused in full via the source link below.

A Boosted Board unit will set you back US$1299, plus shipping and tax. The estimated delivery window is slated as northern-hemisphere autumn, 2013.

Source: Boosted Boards

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this isn't skateboarding

DR. Fickes

That $1299 price tag is probably cheap, compared to how much Geico's insurance premiums would be, knowing that a fair share of owner/riders will likely suffer at least one broken arm or wrist in the first year alone - or a lot worse if/when they tangle with an SUV!


this isn't skateboarding

And motorcycling isn't bicycle riding, what's your point?

Sasha Shepherd
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