Metroboard: Electric Skateboard
With fuel costs rising, considering alternatives to automobile transportation makes good sense. Kef Design, LLC, based in Portland, Oregon, designs and manufactures Metroboard electric skateboards, using the latest technology in batteries, motors and electronics to create a portable electric vehicle that weighs just 17 pounds, yet supports a range of up to 15 miles.
“Our product is fun, but is not a toy; many of our customers use it for daily short-range commuting to or from work or the train/ferry station, eliminating the need for a car in many situations.” says company owner Ilan Sabar. “It’s also really popular with college students for zipping from dorm to class.”
Metroboard has been in business since 2004 and since launching online vending in 2007, the company has garnered customers around the world. The company now offers four board sizes or will custom build a Metroboard with whatever deck you choose. Lithium batteries are another option, reducing the product weight significantly, while increasing range and cycle life.