Boosted Doubles Down on Last-Mile Transportation With “Vehicle-Grade” Electric Scooter
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 15, 2019--
Boosted, the leading light electric vehicle company providing fun, fast, simple transportation for everyone, announced today the introduction of its first electric scooter: Boosted Rev, available now for preorder at BoostedBoards.com. The latest member of the Boosted product family is a true marriage of iconic design and high performance with vehicle-grade safety and durability.
With more than half of the world’s population living in densely populated areas, adoption of light electric vehicles has officially crossed over into the mainstream. Despite the increasing demand, products available today are poor quality, and the shared vehicle model isn’t reliable or economical for daily use. It’s time for a high-quality, exciting, vehicle-grade electric scooter, and that’s where Boosted Rev comes in. Boosted has reimagined the electric scooter from a blank sheet and custom-designed every component from the ground-up, incorporating Boosted’s proprietary powertrain technology and premium design to deliver an exceptional vehicle that is unique in its class.
“We’ve been focused on micromobility since introducing the category-defining Boosted board in 2012, and are still laser-focused on it today,” says Boosted CEO, Jeff Russakow. “With rising consumer demand for eco-friendly transportation and a greater awareness around the benefits of light electric vehicles, Boosted’s years of experience and superior technology give us an unparalleled advantage to deliver the gold standard of electric scooters. There’s a second mobile revolution in the making—one that will touch billions of people—and we’re excited to be part of it.”
Boosted Rev is a best-in-class scooter differentiating itself from the rest of the pack with vehicle-grade safety, durability, and performance. Boosted Rev is:
- QUICK: Boosted Rev delivers signature Boosted performance with a powerful dual-wheel drive and proprietary powertrain, offering instant acceleration and confidence-inspiring electric braking. It features a top speed of 24 mph, and is the only electric scooter capable of climbing and descending 25% grade hills with ease. And with 22 miles of range, it’s designed to get you there and back on a single charge.
- EASY: We’ve thought through every aspect of Boosted Rev, putting ease-of-use at the forefront of every design decision. The simple, intuitive Throttle Wheel allows for one-handed acceleration and braking with the roll of your thumb. Plus, its LED display and custom-designed folding mechanism make the scooter a breeze to operate and tuck away when you get to your destination.
- SAFE: Boosted Rev is the only scooter on the market with truly powerful and effective electric brakes, giving you best-in-class power and responsive control so you can react to any situation. The distinctive frame geometry, ergonomic handlebars, and wide custom-designed tires makes Boosted Rev remarkably stable so you feel confident and safe no matter what lies ahead.
- RELIABLE: Boosted Rev is built with high-quality materials and advanced manufacturing techniques to achieve the vehicle-grade durability required to go for thousands of miles, over many years. Building on our reputation for safety, we put our scooters through rigorous mechanical, electrical, and environmental tests that greatly exceed industry standards for light electric vehicles. And we have our team of professional riders test them in real-life, extreme conditions. The result? A street-worthy, weatherproof scooter that we stand by with a 12-month warranty and industry-leading support.
“It’s hard not to love Boosted Rev. It’s incredibly high performing, beautifully designed, and just super fun to ride,” says Boosted co-founder and CTO, John Ulmen. “So many people want to get in on the Boosted experience, and Boosted Rev unlocks that opportunity for a massive new group of aspiring riders. I’m excited to share it with the world.”
Boosted has been on a journey to bring its vision of light electric vehicles and last mile transportation to the world. The new scooter form factor marks a major expansion in the company’s mission to reinvent transportation to be fun, fast, and simple for everyone.
Boosted products are available at BoostedBoards.com and at select retailers across the U.S. and worldwide. Boosted Rev retails for $1,599 (monthly financing options available as low as $70/month) and will begin shipping domestically and internationally in summer.
Boosted provides fun, fast, simple last-mile transportation solutions for everyone. The company is building a fleet of next generation light electric vehicles. With tens of millions of miles logged, Boosted is the leading producer of electric skateboards and is currently distributed in 34 countries. Boosted was founded in 2012, going through the Y Combinator and Stanford Start X accelerator programs. It is now a global growth company headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. For more information, visit BoostedBoards.com.
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