Having trouble with your daily commute?
Then you might want to check out Bolt – an ultra-small, ultra-light electric skateboard that has been designed by Milan, Italy-based Lorenzo Cella.
He made Bolt with having a portable, versatile vehicle in mind. That’s right. Commuting is exactly what the Bolt was created for. Cella said taking the car is “cumbersome and useless because you need to find space for parking.” Which makes the electric skateboard a necessity in a market packed with big, heavy offerings.
It weighs 8.8lbs and is 23.5 inches long and 10 inches wide, already including the on-board electronics and battery, packing a 2,000 watt motor and a 5,000Ah LiPo battery. Controlled by a hand-held made remote control with a joystick, Bolt’s top speed is 13MPH and can go as far as 6.5 miles.
Now a year’s worth of recharging the electric skateboard will cost as little as US$5, according to Cella.
Other features of the Bolt include front and rear lights that you can use when it’s dark and a USB port that allows users to recharge mobile devices. Cella also said that he’s planning to develop a mobile app to be used with the board’s built-in Bluetooth LE connectivity and to be integrated with wearable devices.
If you want to get your hands on the Bolt, head over to Indiegogo and make a pledge from $549 to make the production of the electric skateboard a reality.