Electric skateboards are one of the most exciting new products in the last few years. Because they’re new, there’s no escaping some massive caveats. They’re heavy and expensive, long range and great battery life aren’t easy to find, and you really can’t ride many of them if and when the battery dies. That last one is a big problem, and California company Inboard has a unique solution.
Inboard brought a prototype of its first board, the M1, to CES, so I (and a number Verge staffers) took a test ride in the parking lot outside our trailer. Riding it was a blast, even thought it was a prototype that didn’t have the final polish you expect from a production model.