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Boardzilla electric skateboard tackles road and dirt with ease

Boardzilla electric skateboard...
The Boardzilla Mountain Board can roll for 20-40 km and achieve a top speed of 40km/h
The Boardzilla Mountain Board can roll for 20-40 km and achieve a top speed of 40km/h
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The EV4 Boardzilla rocks a familiar industrial vibe
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The EV4 Boardzilla rocks a familiar industrial vibe
The Boardzilla is constructed from aircraft grade aluminum and is 117 cm long
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The Boardzilla is constructed from aircraft grade aluminum and is 117 cm long
The Boardzilla is constructed from aircraft grade aluminum and is 117 cm long
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The Boardzilla is constructed from aircraft grade aluminum and is 117 cm long
The Boardzilla features EV4's tilting mechanism
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The Boardzilla features EV4's tilting mechanism
The Boardzilla features EV4's tilting mechanism
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The Boardzilla features EV4's tilting mechanism
The Boardzilla Mountain Board can roll for 20-40 km and achieve a top speed of 40km/h
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The Boardzilla Mountain Board can roll for 20-40 km and achieve a top speed of 40km/h
The Boardzilla ides on Trampa 8 inch tires for 8.5 cm (3.35 in) of ground clearance
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The Boardzilla ides on Trampa 8 inch tires for 8.5 cm (3.35 in) of ground clearance
The Boardzilla's 36 V/12 Ah battery pack is mounted below the deck
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The Boardzilla's 36 V/12 Ah battery pack is mounted below the deck
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Jack Skopinski's EV4 has been making electric trikes and quads or a few years now, but has occasionally dabbled in other ways of getting around. Central to most of Skopinski's designs is a tilting mechanism that lets riders lean into the curves, something that's been included in EV4's smallest electric roller – the Boardzilla electric skateboard.

There are many electric skateboards available, from off-road monsters to featherweight street racers to something for everyone. EV4's Boardzilla mixes a little of the familiar with the company's own style and flair.

Like most of EV4's builds, the 117 cm (46 cm) long electric Mountain Board is constructed from aircraft grade aluminum, with plenty of riveting for industrial appeal. Much of the build is pure EV4, but some Maytech and Trampa components were also used.

The Boardzilla is constructed from aircraft grade aluminum and is 117 cm long
The Boardzilla is constructed from aircraft grade aluminum and is 117 cm long

Boardzilla's two 2,500 W motors belt-drive the rear wheels to accelerate to a top speed of up to 40 km/h (12-25 mph), while a 36 V/12 Ah Li-ion battery back mounted under the deck keeps the board rolling for between 20 and 40 km (25 mi). Speed is controlled wirelessly using a waterproof handheld trigger remote.

It's available in a number of eye-catching colors, tips the scales at 15 kg (33 lb), including the battery, and rides on Trampa 8 inch tires for 8.5 cm (3.35 in) of ground clearance.

The Boardzilla Mountain Board is priced at US$2,100. The first batch is expected to be ready in 3-4 weeks. EV4 also plans to make a non-electric version available for $700. You can see the board in action in the video below.

Source: EV4

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3 comments
guzmanchinky
That is so cool! But won't dirt get in the belts?
PAV
Wow, this is cool. I want one with a popup scooter handle and a popup seat.
toyhouse
PAV is right,...at least about the want for a handle. I've never understood the fascination with off-road boards like this having ridden just about every off-road toy imaginable. I'd spend more time thinking about the act of balancing myself on a tiny board over uneven terrain,....than navigating on uneven terrain. But true fans of mountain boards would probably say, that's part of the fun while scoffing at handle users. To each his own. I'd still like one - with a handle though, lol.