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E-Bikeboard: Segway Challenger?

Automobile Magazine reviews E-Bikeboard KZ-1000 electric scooter.

Published: 22-May-2009

One standard of the utopian vision for civilization's future is clean, low-impact, personal transportation. The Segway scooter seemed to embody much of that vision, but with a price starting at $5,000, the geeky looking gyro-balanced scooter hasn't quite taken the nation's sidewalks by storm.

The Segway's limited success hasn't stopped other companies from pursuing different transportation solutions that embody the vision. What you're looking at here is the E-Bikeboard. It's an adult-sized, high-tech, electrified scooter.

The E-Bikeboard is certainly more complex than a typical foot-powered scooter, and its starting price of $2,000 hints at what's packed into this three-wheeled device. Designed in Switzerland, the E-Bikeboards are now being manufactured in the U.S.

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