"All cost considerations aside, how much power can we stuff into a little box?"
Australian electric skateboard manufacturer Bajaboard has come up with an outrageous new product: the Pantera, an off-road electric skateboard with more than 10 horsepower it uses to scream along at a staggering 45 mph (72 km/h).
To put that in perspective: popular paved road electric longboard brand Boosted’s most powerful skateboard tops out at 24 mph (38 km/h) using a 2,100 watt motor — and that’s plenty of power already.
Electric skateboards are becoming an increasingly popular option, especially when trying to solve the “last-mile problem” — getting home or to work from the subway or train for instance.
Bajaboard’s Pantera is a little different. The beastly off-roader is technically not even meant for public roads, so it’s definitely not for everybody — though its range is also respectable thanks to a massive 1.1 kWh battery: 28 miles (45 km).
But luckily, the Pantera’s sheer power is far more likely to be intended to get you up the mountain, rather than down.
“It was more of a technical demonstration than anything else, but we thought we’d make it into something that’s available for a very niche consumer,” Bajaboard’s George Li told New Atlas.
Niche is the keyword here: who knows what could happen if you fall off an off-road electric skateboard while gunning down a mountain at over 45 mph.
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