Video: Electric Skateboard Crushes Corvette In Drag Race

Think electric vehicles are slow, do you? Nevermind all the electric race cars, motorcycles, and other EV’s constantly setting records and kicking ass…you’ve got a Corvette, and ain’t no electric vehicle gonna take you down.

And then this video happened.

Meet the Gnarboard, an electric skateboard with some serious oomph. This EV skateboard project, which is currently rounding up money on Kickstarter, packins a 37 volt, 20 amp-hour LiPo battery that gives it approximately 13 miles of range, and lots of acceleration power.

There aren’t many showroom cars that can beat a Chevy Corvette off the line. But the Gnarboard can, as this series of 75-foot drag races show. Sure, the Corvette is way faster beyond 75 feet…but who looks more badass? The guy in the Corvette, or the guy drag racing a Corvette on a skateboard?

The board comes in at 86 pounds, and will probably cost in the area of $2,000 to $3,000. While I don’t expect many takers at that price, it is yet another example of how cool and quick EVs can be.

Corvette owners, you’ve been warned.

 

Christopher DeMorro

A writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs, can be found wrenching or writing- or else, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.