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  • Electric skateboards for an urban future
  • Electric skateboards for an urban future
    ZBoard (2015) ©

Electric skateboards for an urban future

The hoverboards that Back To The Future promised for 2015 might still be a pipe dream, but the next best thing is on its way. Electric skateboards are here, and they're lighter, faster and more sophisticated. The latest, the ZBoard 2, proved an instant hit at CES 2015.



  • Article image Why have Brits swapped four wheels for two?

    Whether it's a hipster on their fixie, a banker on their Brompton or MAMIL (middle-aged man in lycra) on their road bike, city streets and country lanes in the UK are packed with cyclists. Around two million Brits now cycle at least once a week. What is making travelling by two wheels so popular?

  • Scooters are a big deal in India Scooters are a big deal in India

    The scooter has overtaken the bicycle to become the second-biggest two-wheeled form of transport across India. They now account for nearly a quarter of two-wheeled sales throughout the country. Sales went up to nearly 25% at the end of 2013, against 14% in 2007.

  • Article image Why Generation Y won’t take the wheel

    The desire to own and drive your own car used to be a life-defining characteristic for young Brits – but its importance is fading. And it’s the same case in other countries too, from the US and Germany to Japan and Australia. But why? And how is the car industry responding?

  • Ditching the car in Mexico City Ditching the car in Mexico City

    Mexico City may be one of the most congested and dangerous cities to cycle in, but a group of people calling themselves 'The Bicitekas' are promoting non-motorised transport. The commuting contest shows how a bike is always faster than a car, motorbike or public transport.