Go by the Board

If you're in the market for a compact neighborhood runabout but find Segways too silly and scooters too expensive, then the E-Glide, (www.e-glide.com), may be just your speed. Starting at $419 for a basic model, this powered skateboard — or powerboard — is made by a Santa Monica-based company and comes with a high-torque, 400-watt electric motor that takes you from zero to 32 km/h in just four seconds. Six styles are available — from stiff cruisers built for sidewalk use to those with more flexible boards designed for bumpier terrain — and models can travel distances of up...

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