An electric skateboard, also referred to as an eskateboard or e-skate, is personal transporter that incorporates a small electric motor into or onto a skateboard. In contrast, traditional skateboards are solely foot-powered, using the rider’s own thrust for propulsion. Electric skateboards control speed with either a wireless hand-held remote or by the rider leaning forward to accelerate and backward to brake. Direction of travel is still controlled as with traditional skateboards, by tilting the deck left or right.
A Short History Of The Electric Skateboard
Who Makes Electric Skateboards?
The following manufacturers make electric skateboards:
Electric Skateboards In The News
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