“Boosted Board” is the name of World’s Lightest Electric Vehicle which is being developed by a team at the Stanford University. As per the team, the skateboard could:
· Travel a distance up to 9 kilometres.
· Reach speeds of 20 mph
· Be used by tourists, commuters and for everyday commuting.
· Be easily manually movable
Its prototype weighs around 5 kgs. It has 2 motors to drive the rear wheels, creating 2000 watts (2.6 horsepower).Regenerative braking used to recharge the battery while moving. Lithium batteries which can be recharged in 2 hours can provide for 9 km of use. The working prototypes cost USD 1,199.