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

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The Boosted Boards skateboard
The Boosted Boards skateboard
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A Boosted Board will set you back $1299, plus shipping and tax
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A Boosted Board will set you back $1299, plus shipping and tax
The estimated delivery window is slated as autumn (northern hemisphere), 2013
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The estimated delivery window is slated as autumn (northern hemisphere), 2013
The skateboard has a range of 6 miles (10 km)
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The skateboard has a range of 6 miles (10 km)
The Boosted Boards skateboard
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The Boosted Boards skateboard
The skateboard can reach top speeds of 20 mph (32 km/h)
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The skateboard can reach top speeds of 20 mph (32 km/h)
The skateboard weighs between 12 and 15 pounds (5 and 7 kg)
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The skateboard weighs between 12 and 15 pounds (5 and 7 kg)
The skateboard has been redesigned for better ride and durability
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The skateboard has been redesigned for better ride and durability
A Boosted Board will set you back US$1299, plus shipping and tax
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A Boosted Board will set you back US$1299, plus shipping and tax
The estimated delivery window is slated as Autumn (northern hemisphere), 2013
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The estimated delivery window is slated as Autumn (northern hemisphere), 2013
The skateboard has a range of 6 miles (10 km)
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The skateboard has a range of 6 miles (10 km)
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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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3 comments
DR. Fickes
this isn't skateboarding
OuldBill
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!
Alyosha Shepherd
> this isn't skateboarding And motorcycling isn't bicycle riding, what's your point?