Commuting On An Electric Skateboard
Since we first launched Evolve, we designed our boards for surfers and snowboarders who absolutely love chasing that endless wave feeling. As the electric skateboards industry evolved (haha), what we've seen in recent years is our riders now using their boards for transportation. The stress caused by congestion, fuel prices and very competitive and expensive parking spots in large cities has made people look for other means of transportation to get to work. To ride an electric skateboard, all you need is a power plug, electricity and helmet. No driver's license is necessary 🤪
There's not a lot of small electric vehicles that can take you 50 km in range, get up to speeds of 40 km/h, that you can carry under one arm, take on a bus, a train, and slide under your work desk. An Evolve Skateboard is a very powerful vehicle in a very compact package.
Commuting On An Electric Skateboard: Money & Time Saver
While the boards are not overly cheap, when you compare them to other vehicles of similar performance, you really see the value in our boards. You'll be saving money on fuel, registration, bus fares, parking fees, Ubers, and the ongoing costs of charging and servicing our boards are incredibly low.
The daily commute time for Australian workers in metropolitan areas was, on average, 66 minutes. More recently, with the transition of work-from-home due to COVID-19 outbreak and fuel prices sky-rocketing, we see a level of disruption across transport modes. Which includes short commuting, especially locally. As we are commuting shorter distances, an electric skateboard is a perfect vehicle to go around the neighbourhood for shopping, working or just for fun!
Commuting On An Electric Skateboard: Last Mile Transport
Our skateboards are a convenient way to get around. If you have a long commute ahead of you, you could always use an Evolve Skateboard to go the last few miles of your journey. Forget about the long walk from the train station, or even park outside the city in a free car park. Whatever your journey consists of, there's always a solution.
Commuting On An Electric Skateboard: Enjoy The Commute
Making your commute enjoyable is crucial for a few reasons. Firstly, it can have a significant impact on your mental health and overall wellbeing. Commuting can be a real drag, but finding ways to make it more fun or engaging can help reduce stress and leave you feeling more energized and relaxed when you get to where you're going.
Secondly, enjoying your commute can boost your productivity and motivation. When you're excited about your commute, you're more likely to be on time, less likely to skip it, and more likely to use the time wisely.
Don't underestimate how good it feels enjoying the ride to and from work. You can carve it up and enjoy your skate even if the destination is your 9:00 until 5:00.
Commuting On An Electric Skateboard: Green Transport Is The Future
It's undeniable that green transport is the way of the future, especially in Australia where transportation is responsible for 18% of the country's total greenhouse gas emissions. Here's why going green is so crucial:
The use of fossil fuels in transportation is one of the biggest contributors to global warming. Vehicles emit harmful gases and particles that pollute the air we breathe and cause climate change. In Australia, the transport sector is the third-largest contributor of greenhouse gases, emitting more than 100 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent each year.
Cars, trucks, and other vehicles contribute to poor air quality, which can lead to respiratory problems and premature death. In 2020, 22 cities in Australia exceeded the national air pollution standard for fine particulate matter. Using green transportation options like electric skateboard can help reduce these emissions.
Commuting On An Electric Skateboard: Mental Health Benefits
Research suggests that physical activity releases chemicals in your brain that positively affects your mood and reduces stress levels. When we spend time outdoors or practising exercise our body releases endorphins, the well-being hormone. Many customers report huge benefits to their mental health and breaking up the daily grind.
Here is what customers have to say about their personal experiences using their boards to get to work.
What Do Some Of Our Riders Say
"This is not just like a thing to play with that. You can actually use this to get from A to B really efficiently.
Transitioning from longboards to an electric longboard literally is a game-changer.
- Parkour Twins. AUS
"I would say Electric skateboarding is better than public transportation because you can get everywhere on your own time. Normally, when I take the subway in the morning, it takes me 35 to 45 minutes waiting on trains. When I skate, I can get to my office in as little as 17 minutes. It's also really fun. I look forward to my four-mile ride over the Williamsburg Bridge into Brooklyn every day. Especially now during Corona times, having a way to get around the city without getting close to people is really important. I don't have a car, so I really depend on my skateboard to get me everywhere. It's also, right now, probably one of the safest and best ways to get around New York City."
"I've been riding an Evolve Skateboard for the past two and a half years. It's just so practical and it's just so much fun, I can't see why anyone wouldn't buy one. It's totally worth the investment"
- Andrew. UK
"Electric skateboarding is my main form of transportation. I don't have a car, I don't take public transit, and I don't bike. So the ease and reliability of my board is super important to me"
- Brandon. Chicago
"Really helps you relax. Likewise, if you had a bad day at work, all your stresses are washed away by the time you skate home. If you're lucky enough not to get on public transport, then a GTR is perfect. It's 15 miles on, I recommend the 18 wheels to a comfort, get there in safety"
- Andy. UK
EXTRA! Things You Might Need
A good skateboard backpack is an absolute must if you're going to carry all your gear like a charger, your Y tool, and a spare set of all terrain belts. If you're on an AT board, don't forget spare tubes.
Protective skate gear is always a good idea when riding an e-board. A skate helmet is an absolute must. Want to go for that casual commuter look? Pick up one of these low profile ISX knee and elbow pads.
Lastly, if you're putting serious miles on your board, you should keep up with regular maintenance. Check out our how-to playlist on how to do this. All you got to do now is get an electric skateboard and enjoy the journey.