Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Electric skateboard beats Corvette in drag race

What could be more ridiculous than a "drag race" between a skateboard and a Corvette?  Well, when that skateboard is a supersized electric skateboard, and the drag race is limited to 75 feet in length, then the skateboard rider has a chance.  And, maybe, in such a case, it's not quite ridiculous.

Gnarboards -  has designed a line of electric skateboards.  The top end board has 3.4 kilowatts of power, 16.5 kiloWatts peak, and a 0-28 miles/hr time of 1.9 seconds.  It has four motors, one for each of the four wheels, a 300 amp controller, and a 37 volt 20 amp-hour LiPO battery pack.  That means the battery pack can pull 15C if I'm doing the math right.

Obviously these are not your grandfathers skateboards.

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