California startup Inboard Technology is moving beyond electric skateboards with a new e-scooter called the Glider. Available starting in February 2019, the Glider costs $1,299, though Inboard also says it wants to sell fleets of them to businesses, universities, or cities.
The Glider shares at least two of the ideas that made Inboard’s first product, the M1 electric skateboard, stand out from its competition. It’s powered by an in-wheel hub motor that puts out 750W of power, giving the scooter a top speed of more than 20 miles per hour.
The battery can also be easily swapped for a fresh one, meaning range is not a problem if you’re willing to pay for spares. Each battery lasts long enough to give the scooter about 12 miles of range. No pricing has been set for the spare batteries yet, though.