Boosted Boards

Launched two years ago on Kickstarter, Boosted Boards have come a long way since their humble beginnings. Built around a flexible bamboo Vanguard deck, these longboards boast a single or dual electric motor powering their rear wheel(s) to power forward at speeds of up 22 mph for 6 or 7 miles, even tackling relatively steep inclines (from 15% to 25% depending on the model) with ease. Intuitively, acceleration and braking is controlled using a wireless handheld remote and — fortunately — smoothed out thanks to software and sensors across several modes of expertise (beginners can learn without flying off thanks to speed and torque limits). And with a charge time of 90 minutes and a weight of 15 pounds, there’s little excuse to grab your push-powered longboard over a Boosted Board.

Compare the models at Boosted Boards or Amazon – $1,000 to 1,500 [via]