“When MercedesBenz lent me their new e-longboard, I was excited. After they revealed their fully-electric Concept EQT, I was even more impressed. Stylish & durable – how e-mobility should look & feel. It could make anyone want to switch to electric.” -Tony Hawk
Clearly a publicity stunt capitalizing on Tony Hawk’s cross demographic appeal but the fact remains, Mercedes made an e-skateboard (even just for this promo video). Swapping grip tape for diamond plate could pose a problem with traction but it looks like its propelled by something inside the wheels or trucks which is pretty slick. No word on when or if the Mercedes-made electric longboard will be made available to the public. Would you cruise a Merc skateboard?
p.s. The German development engineer Nicola Crimi rolling up on a skateboard and talking about “being as cool as Tony” is about as entertaining as watching Elon smash the window on the Cyber Truck