Here on Geeky Gadgets we have featured a number of electric powered vehicles and transport, but if you prefer something a little smaller to carry you around. The Gnarboard Trail Rider electric skateboard might well be worth a little more investigation.
The Gnarboard Trail Rider electric skateboard is capable of reaching its top speed at 28 mph in just 1.9 seconds, and can be ridden on both tarmac and off road if desired.
The Gnarboard Trail Rider is equipped with 850 W motors creating a power output of 16.5 kW. Watch the video below to see it in action, and being put through its paces. Industrial Designer Joshua Tulberg is the brains behind the Gnarboard Trail Rider electric skateboard, and explains:
“If you are familiar with riding skateboards, then you just have to get familiar with controlling this kind of power. Acceleration and braking are controlled with a hand-controller, with which the rider squeezes one direction to accelerate and another direction to apply the regenerative brakes. You have to be a skilled rider to take full advantage of the power these skateboards produce.”
If you enjoyed this article you might also be interested in the newly created Onewheel self-balancing electric skateboard which took to Kickstarter to make the jump from concept to production.
Source: Werd : Gizmag : Gnarboards
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