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.
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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.
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