The original Zboard electric skateboard showed up in 2012. Fast forward a few years and we now have the new Zboard 2. The Zboard 2 is better all around than the original and comes in two versions, the Zboard 2 Blue and the Zboard 2 Pearl.
The Blue version has a range of 16 miles while the Pearl has a range of 24 miles. The Pearl also weighs two pounds more than the Blue version at 18 pounds. Both have a top speed of 20mph and use brushless 500w motors.
The brushless motors mean that riders can coast and push the Zboard 2 naturally with the battery off, extending range. These things aren’t cheap with the Pearl costing $1199 and the Blue costing $949 on Indiegogo, the project blew past its $50,000 goal and has raised over $240,000 so far.