Electric Powered Transport Gadgets – welcome to the future!

If you thought electric vehicles were a little bit boring, think again.

Today’s battery powered vehicles not only pack a punch, in some cases they show how Kiwi innovation is leading the world.

View the interview from TVNZ’s Breakfast Programme here:

The 6 x 6 Explorer Powerchair is made by kiwi company Kemcare and is available from the Auckland Disability Resource Centre.

The explorer is designed by two Kiwis, Quadraplegic Kevin Griffiths and his turner and fitter brother Dave.

The 6X6 Explorer wheelchair is an all terrain off road electric wheelchair made for the great outdoors.

The wheelchair allows people with disabilities to enjoy outdoor activities with friends and family.

The 6×6 Explorer is designed to help people with movement impairment to get around farms, bush, riverbeds, the beach and lifestyle blocks. Owners can even use the powerchair for hunting, fishing,

This ultimate 6 wheel drive outdoor electric wheelchair will take you places other wheel chairs and mobility scooters will not go.\

Price: Approximately $23,000 plus customisation.
Product Website: http://kemcare.co.nz/
For further information about this product and other mobility products please contact the Disability Resource Centre, Auckland’s largest disability information and advisory centre and product showroom.
http://www.disabilityresource.org.nz/
Rating: 5 out of 5.

Elektroskate Alltrack ES 800 skateboard:
Fans of electric skateboards (aka Powerboards) get the buzz of snowboarding without annoying lift lines or tickets, wakeboarding without a boat, or skateboarding without your feet ever touching the ground! They are fast, powerful, and (relatively) easy to ride.
The newly designed ElektroSkate Alltrack board is the fastest, lightest and most powerful On/Off road electric skateboard they have offered for sale.

Its massive power is generated by American designed electronics, and a new 800 watt belt driven, brushless, 36 volt motor.

Using the included Bluetooth controller this board can accelerate from 0km to 30km an hour in 4 seconds. It has massive torque, power and speed.

Recommended Retail Price: $1,100
Product Website: http://www.greenskate.co.nz/alltrack-80/
Rating: 4 out of 5

YikeBike
The YikeBike is a World’s first in design, application & technology. Weighing just 10.8kg the YikeBike is the smallest folding electric bike in the world. With the ability to fold or unfold in just 15 seconds and travel at 23km/hr you will never have to worry about getting to that meeting across town again.*

RRP: $3,750 US (approx $4580 NZ)
Available to buy from the YikeBike website: https://shop.yikebike.com/
*subject to local road transport laws.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5.