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Pomelo Pro long range electric longboard rides out

The Pomelo Pro electric longboard has a 23.6 mile range and a top speed of 26 mph
The Pomelo Pro electric longboard has a 23.6 mile range and a top speed of 26 mph
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The Pomelo Pro electric longboard has a 23.6 mile range and a top speed of 26 mph
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The Pomelo Pro electric longboard has a 23.6 mile range and a top speed of 26 mph
The Pomelo Pro electric longboard is 99 cm long and 27 cm at its widest point
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The Pomelo Pro electric longboard is 99 cm long and 27 cm at its widest point
The Pomelo Pro electric longboard's polyurethane tires are interchangeable
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The Pomelo Pro electric longboard's polyurethane tires are interchangeable
The Pomelo Pro electric longboard's 5,700 mAh battery can be hot-swapped for even more electric range per trip
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The Pomelo Pro electric longboard's 5,700 mAh battery can be hot-swapped for even more electric range per trip
The Pomelo Pro electric longboard rider controls the speed and braking using a wireless hand remote
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The Pomelo Pro electric longboard rider controls the speed and braking using a wireless hand remote
The Pomelo Pro electric longboard has a 23.6 mile range and a top speed of 26 mph
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The Pomelo Pro electric longboard has a 23.6 mile range and a top speed of 26 mph
The Pomelo Pro electric longboard can support riders up to 120 kg
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The Pomelo Pro electric longboard can support riders up to 120 kg
The Pomelo Pro electric longboard's 5,700 mAh battery can be hot-swapped for even more electric range per trip
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The Pomelo Pro electric longboard's 5,700 mAh battery can be hot-swapped for even more electric range per trip
The Pomelo Pro electric longboard rider controls the speed and braking using a wireless hand remote
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The Pomelo Pro electric longboard rider controls the speed and braking using a wireless hand remote
The Pomelo Pro electric longboard has a 23.6 mile range and a top speed of 26 mph
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The Pomelo Pro electric longboard has a 23.6 mile range and a top speed of 26 mph
The Pomelo Pro electric longboard is 99 cm long and 27 cm at its widest point
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The Pomelo Pro electric longboard is 99 cm long and 27 cm at its widest point

Zipping through the streets riding an electric longboard sure beats having to pound foot to tarmac to get where you need to be. But having to stop to recharge its battery after a few short miles takes some of the shine off the experience. Pomelo has today launched an Indiegogo to get its long-haul electric longboard into production, and is promising nearly 25 miles of range per charge.

The Pomelo Pro electric longboard features an deck that has a 99 cm (39 in) long, 27 cm (11 in) wide deck with a bamboo core sandwiched between a fiberglass outer skin. The startup reckons that it's been tested for durability, so that it bends without breaking, and is IP54 water-resistant. And that deck is just 11 mm (0.4 in) thick.

It is claimed capable of 23.6 miles (38 km) of range per charge, which is reported to take just 2 hours – meaning it will keep going longer than boards from Boosted, for example, though not quite as long as models from Metro. Regen braking will doubtless help to eke out some more meters, but the 5,700 mAh battery can be hot-swapped out if you want to keep on rolling.

The Pomelo Pro electric longboard rider controls the speed and braking using a wireless hand remote
The Pomelo Pro electric longboard rider controls the speed and braking using a wireless hand remote

A 200 W motor sits in each rear wheel hub, which combine to drive the Pomelo Pro to a top speed of 26 mph (42 km/h). Three speed modes can be selected using the wireless hand controller with LED battery status indicator, and the longboard is capable of tackling 17° gradients.

Rounding out the given specs are interchangeable polyurethane tires, a total weight of 7.8 kg (17 lb), support for riders up to 120 kg (265 lb), and if you find your smartphone running low while out and about, the Pomelo Pro has a USB output to help with topups.

The Pomelo Pro is currently the subject of an already-funded Indiegogo campaign, where pledges start at US$499. If all goes to plan, shipping to backers is expected to start in July. The video below has more.

Sources: Pomelo Pro, Indiegogo

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2 comments
Joshua Tulberg
It's too bad they had to make it (visually) a Boosted knock-off.
PAV
I wonder if the regenerative braking allows for controlled decent downhill.