Electric Skateboard Approaches 60mph

Daredevil┬áMischo Erban has set a new world record for using an electric skateboard, hitting 59.55 miles per hour over a 100 meter distance. The “electric longboard” uses two batteries and has individual motors for each wheel, with the motors based on those from an early 1990s hard drive.

Terrifying as the ride must have been, it may not have been Erban’s biggest challenge as he previously topped 80 mph on a conventional unpowered skateboard, albeit going downhill on a road with an 18% gradient.