We face the day with routines that can’t seem to happen fast enough. Going through the motions and being limited by time can get to be really annoying when you’re in a rush. If you don’t live too far from work, but walking or biking would build up too much of a sweat, then you’ve likely considered a vehicle smaller than your car to get you from place to place.
There are scooters, but they will still cost you an arm and a leg with initial costs, gas, and maintenance. If you prefer to use something like a skateboard, but don’t want to have to push off every few feet, then you might like the Marbel board. This is the lightest electric skateboard on Earth, weighing in at only 9.9 pounds. It can go up to 20 MPH (even when you’re going uphill), and can go up to 10 miles on one charge. When they say ten miles, they mean it, with real world challenges along the way and not just lab test results.
If you’re uncomfortable at topping out at 20 MPH, then you’ll be happy to know that you can control the top speed and throttle through an app on your phone (iOS and Android). There are also several modes including starter mode, which only lets you go 6 MPH and accelerates at only 25%, ECO mode, which will look at your past hour of riding to see exactly how you like to ride and then applies an algorithm to slightly adjust those settings (On average you should get about 1 extra mile of range from the battery), and sport mode, which will crank everything to 11. There’s an alarm to let you know when the battery is getting low and maps to show you your routes. If you don’t want to use your phone app to control the board, there’s a remote that will give you a throttle slider. The board is made from kevlar and carbon fiber, so it should last for quite some time. This will cost you around $1,200-2,000, and will need around 90 minutes of charging for every ten miles.
Available for crowdfunding on Kickstarter