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Zip Around Your City on an Electric Skateboard

When you think about electric vehicles, skateboards are probably not first on the list. But thanks to new tech upgrades, the toy which was long considered just for teenagers is breathing new life into daily commutes. And not only do some use remote control technology, they can even be controlled with your mind.

With 50% of all trips people take in cars being under 5 miles and the last mile of public transportation routes often left for walking, manufacturers are starting to market electric skateboarding as an alt”ernative eco-friendly way to beat traffic and save on gasoline.

“The electric skateboard is becoming a valid commuting option for anyone with balance,” said William Hurley, the co-founder of electric skateboarding company Chaotic Moon. “In fact, in the past two years several new companies have emerged to try and grab a share of this emerging market.”

Perhaps the two biggest trends popping up in the electric skateboarding market is control systems and battery options, he says.

“Several manufacturers have created new ways of interfacing with the boards, including new handheld radio controls and special inserts on the decks to allow hands-free operations,” Whurley says. “By far the biggest innovation in electric skateboards so far comes from Sanjay Dastoor and the team at Boosted Boards, who have created an amazing board that is as beautiful from a physical perspective as it is from a technical one.”
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