Is the E-GO Cruiser the perfect urban electric vehicle?

The EGO-Cruiser from Yuneec Technology

The EGO-Cruiser from Yuneec Technology

Nothing says urban like a skateboard, and the E-GO Cruiser is a longboard with an electric motor and a lithium battery.

Made in China by a company named Yuneec Technology that also manufactures electric light-planes, the E-GO Cruiser is a remarkable piece of engineering. It has a 400-watt motor and weighs only 14 lbs. The lithium battery is good for up to 3 hours of riding or 18 miles, helped by a regenerative breaking system.

A rider has the choice between a “sport” mode with a 12.5 mph top speed and an “economy” mode with a 7.5mph top speed. The motor is controlled via a small hand-held remote that manages acceleration and braking.

The controller

The controller

The E-GO Cruiser will be available in the US starting next month. And best of all, it will only cost $699!

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2 comments for this post
  1. Tom wrote the 16/02/2014

    I like it ! Will we be able to order it on cleanrider ?

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  2. JP DARWIN, the author of the post, wrote the 17/02/2014

    Sorry Tom, at this point we are not equipped to sell anything! But it is something we might do in the future. Stay tuned…

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