The fastest we’ve ever been on an electric skateboard was about 40 km/h, or 25 mph. That was a truly scary speed in our books, but the lunatics at Baja boards are preparing to nearly double it with this 8-kilowatt monster of a thing: the Pantera.
Electric skateboards seem to be taking off like wildfire as an urban transport option, despite questionable legal status in many (if not most) places. They’re fast, fun and easier to stick under your work desk than an e-bike. They can also get pretty scary – see our review of the Epic Dominator Pro, a 4-wheel drive off-road monster with some 3.2 kilowatts of power. At its full speed around 40 km/h, you want to have your wits about you.
Things have moved on considerably since 2015; Bajaboards’ own G4X is a four-wheel-drive monster with a top speed around 60 km/h (37 mph). It handles 0-40 km/h (0-25 mph) in about 2.5 seconds if you can stay on the thing under that kind of acceleration, and basically looks like a bit of a widowmaker to us in its own right.