Cool a thread that I have answers for.
I've had both a store bought eboard and a custom kit board that I made (pic).
I find that the all terrain tires are necessary if you're commuting in any place that has roads worst than then smoothest streets.
I commute to my classes in the morning because I refuse to take the bus (I go to an east coast college with a very large bus fleet).
The Board is faster than the bus by 5mins and I don't get packed in with students during rush hour.
Downsides to eboard vs ebikes.>hills fucking kill there range. Bikes you can at least assist the motors.>Speed also kills range, especially with all terrain tires. Optimal range speed is about 10-12mph. I like to cruise at 20mph tho.>Bikes are more forgiving if you hit a pothole>generally injuries from boards are worst than bikes
Always wear a fucking helmet on these things.