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Commuting in cities is hard. Delayed trains. Sick passengers. Police activities. Human beings packed together like sardines, smell included.
And with “Infrastructure Week” becoming an internet joke for the crumbling and ineffectiveness of our highways, bridges and tunnels, and our current administration, tech companies are seeing an opportunity. Enter: the electric skateboard.
On a pleasantly warm October afternoon, Adweek hopped on a Boosted Board to see what an electric skateboard has to offer. None of us is a skateboarder—though I used to play Tony Hawk’s video game a ton back in the day—so it was a bit of serendipity that we stumbled upon a few passersby who ride religiously.
While technologies like electric scooters have dominated the discussion of the last mile of commuting, electric skateboards are trying to enter the fray.