The best personal transportation tech in 2019

As batteries grow in capacity and cities become ever more crowded, new ways to move around are emerging. Here is a roundup of the best personal transportation tech we’ve seen this year so far.

The best personal transportation tech in 2019
  • What are the advantages of electric bikes? They are fun to ride, cheap to run, good for the environment, and great for weaving through the traffic.
  • Should I buy or rent an electric scooter? That depends on how much you want to scoot. For just $300, you can own a great little two-wheeler.
  • What are the best electric vehicles for out of town? Keep scrolling to see an awesome electric ATV…

When you live in a city, driving is never much fun. That’s why many people are turning to smaller, cheaper methods of getting around. Here is a look at some of the best personal transportation tech emerging this year — from electric longboards to carbon-fiber motorcycles.

GOTRAX GXL Electric Commuter Scooter

For any journey up to a few miles, the GOTRAX GXL provides the perfect speedy ride. This scooter can hit 15.5 mph on 8.5-inch pneumatic tires, with a range of 12.5 mph. At under $300, it’s also unbelievably good value.

Price: $299 USD

Dualomo Hybrid Electric Board

Don’t need handlebars? The Dualomo longboard makes getting to work fun, with a powerful electric motor that can hit 25 mph. In addition, this longboard can handle 25% gradients, while the maximum range is 15 miles.

Price: $1,199 USD, pre-order

HNF Heisenberg MD1 Men Electric Touring Bike

So sleek is the design of the HNF Heisenberg MD1, you could easily miss the motor bolted to the frame. Powered by a 500Wh Bosch battery, this touring bike can assist your pedal power for mile after mile, with front shock absorbers to keep things smooth.

Price: $4,252.42 USD

Gocycle GX Fast Folding Electric Bike

You won’t find a better ride to work than the Gocycle GX. This electric bike has a range of 40 miles, and the battery fully charges in seven hours. When you reach your destination, you can fold the bike in 10 seconds.

Price: $3,299 USD

Cowboy Smart Electric Bike

If you don’t need a folding bike, you might want to saddle up on the Cowboy. This beautiful beast has a range of 31 miles, and it charges in just 2.5 miles. In addition, the Cowboy has hydraulic brakes and built-in lights — despite weighing only 35 pounds.

Price: $2,122 USD

Cowboy Smart Electric Bike - The best personal transportation tech in 2019

Cowboy is one impressive e-bike

Novus Electric Carbon Fiber Motorcycle

Novus truly blurs the lines between bicycles and motorbikes. With a frame made from carbon fiber, this futuristic vehicle can hit 60 mph with a range of 60 miles. However, Novus is just as easy to ride as a regular pedal-powered bike.

Price: $39,500 USD

SOL Motors Pocket Rocket Electric Motorcycle

Another bike that breaks the mold is the Pocket Rocket from SOL Motors. This weirdly-shaped thing has pedals, but it can hit 50mph thanks to a 5.4hp electric motor. Furthermore, every version of the Pocket Rocket has a range of 50 miles.

Price: $6,000 USD, pre-order

DRR Stealth Silent Electric ATV

While urbanites will appreciate the options mentioned above, the Stealth Electric ATV is a much better option for folks who live in rural areas. This silent four-wheeler has a range of 65 miles with an optional second battery, and the top speed is 35 mph.

Price: $7,500 USD, pre-order

Best personal transportation tech

How do you get to work? Do you own an electric bike or some other form of personal transportation? Share your experience in the comments!

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Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.

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