Kuickwheel covers the long and short of electric skateboards


As electric skateboards grow in popularity, more companies are trying to
cash in with light, powerful new designs. Based in San Francisco,
Kuickwheel is a startup that wants to rattle the likes of Evolve
Skateboards with a light, compact entry-level unit and a longer-range,
high-performance board.

The first board from Kuickwheel is the Serpent-C. With a range of just 10
km (6.2 mi) from its 2.9-Ah battery, and a top speed of 18 km/h (11 mph)
thanks to a 300-W in-wheel motor, it isn’t the highest-performance board on
the market. But what it lacks in outright grunt, it makes up for with its
compact size. Made from maple wood, iIt weighs just 2.9 kg (6.4 lb) and is
less than 460 mm (18.03 in) long, making it shorter and lighter than the
Bolt and

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