Our customers have been asking for it, and we listened! We are developing a thin battery pack for the Metroboard Electric Skateboard! The batteries are just 24 mm thick (about 1/3 the thickness of our standard pack). However, they are wider and longer so will only fit on a longboard with a wheelbase of about 26″ or longer. We just recently received 5 samples each of a 36V 6AH and a 36V 8AH pack. The 36V 6AH is roughly the same capacity as our standard lithium pack, and weighs just 3.6 lbs (about 0.8 lbs less than our standard lithium pack, which weighs about 4.4 lbs), and will offer about a 15 mile range. The 36V 8AH offers about 1/3 more capacity than our standard lithium pack, and weighs just 4.7 lbs (about 0.3 lbs more than our standard lithium pack which weighs about 4.4 lbs), and will offer an incredible 20 mile range!
We plan on using a new sleek longboard deck for the slim packs, along with reverse kingpin trucks (probably 184 mm Caliber 50 Trucks) to make for a super-fun and slim carving machine! Estimated pricing is $1199 for the 6AH (15 mile range) and $1299 for the 8AH (20 mile range) Slim Metroboard. We hope to have our first Slim Metroboard for sale around Sept 1, 2014. We are now taking preorders with a $200 deposit (refundable) to hold your place in line! Email Us for more info.