When you hear the word “electric vehicle,” the image of a car probably pops to mind. But Sanjay Dastoor and the team at Boosted Boards have created an electric vehicle that weighs less than a bicycle, can be carried in your hand, charges off a wall outlet and runs for 1,000 kilometers on about a dollar’s worth of electricity – and it doesn’t have a sunroof.
Essentially, Boosted Boards are a souped-up version of a skateboard that runs on a tiny motor, powerful enough to take you up the famous hills of San Francisco at 10 miles per hour. These boards are highly maneuverable and have a handheld remote that allows for acceleration and braking. Its battery has a range of six miles.
“That covers half of the car trips in U.S. alone,” says Dastoor.
Dastoor brought Boosted Boards’ two co-founders, John Ulmen and Matthew Tran, onstage to show what Boosted Boards can do. To see for yourself, watch the video below.