The Monolith: World’s First Skateboard with In-wheel Motors

The Monolith is yet another electric skateboard but with a totally different build. It’s the first one we’ve seen with motors in the wheels meaning no external gear and drive belt.

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If the production model given by its makers Inboard Sports lives up to what we are being told, it’ll be one of the lightest, fastest, longest range and most low profile electric skateboards on the market.

[on a side note: if you are riding a board that can go up to 24 mph, you’d be an idiot not to be wearing a helmet.]

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Some of the stand out features include:

  • Top Speed: 24 mph (mobile app adjusts top speed anywhere between 7mph and 24mph).
  • Battery Range: 10 miles (LiFePo4)
  • Board Weight: 12 lbs
  • Drive System: Manta Drive® In-Wheel Direct Drive Technology (Dual rear wheel drive)
  • Batteries: Swappable – never wait to ride

For more detail head out to their kickstarter page

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