$1000 Electric Unicycle vs. $100,000 Tesla – Best Electric Commuter?

We raced a self-balancing electric unicycle (Inmotion V8) against a Tesla 90D across Minneapolis and see what is the best electric commuter. Hilarity ensues. Find self-balancing electric unicycles here: http://bit.ly/2roCcsd

Chris Amos in the Tesla
Preston Palmer on the Electric Unicycle

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Cade White says:

im gonna be honest bro. You drew me in, but this needs to be way shorter.

halohms says:

I love my ninebot one and going to upgrade this spring for a faster one. But I always wear wrist protection, elbow pads and a helmet. Learned that after I fell getting on a real unicycle. You were so calm at the coffee table with a broken wrist….. you fooled us all there until the end. You said you wiped out and I was looking for the blood and scrapes…. LOL

Eddie Moy says:

more and more people getting hurt on these electric unicycles because they don’t wear proper protection gear. anything that goes faster than 10-12 miles per hour, you really need to wear protection.

tudo podjhou says:

This is ammazing lol

chrinamint says:

Aw man…your friend riding in flip flops made me super nervous! Then he crashed! YIKES! He looked cute tho. (Sorry…guess that was a spoiler!)

Daniel Martynovich says:

I would have beaten the Tesla if I was on my Gotway ACMs+. It has a top speed of 30mph.

Luke Heuser says:

I like you

Mark Baker says:

Nice but in Hawaii , as nice as Hawaii is , the residents are not very ‘green’ friendly’ or patient and might put you off the road .

Greg Webb says:

3:59 there’s a cop

Jack Volta says:

Hello unicyclers friends call me Boston Jack, been riding a Gotway Msuper18 for over a year now. The problem I’m having with unicycling is finding groups to cruise arond with Im 58 yrs young and I seem to be the only lone Cowboy riding on one wheel here on the east coast of Massachusetts, especially around Nantasket beach in Hull.
Weymouth, Higham, Neponset,
are my other ventures but I take my ride anywhere & everywhere,
would love to meet up with others to go out on excursions
or just to cruise around and inspire others into this fun way to
get to point A to point B where ever that may be there fun and inexpensive, concidering all the fun & attention this wheel attracts. So is anyone out there game enough to join forces and go out cruising?

Citi Wheel says:

480 watt hours not kilowatts. Although I wish it was that much!

Ishay Bar-Yosef says:

Belive it or not, I still prefer the Tesla.

Mystical Poptart says:

Riding the electric unicycle you actually feel like flying.

R6ex says:

Should’ve used the Gotway Monster – much faster! Anyway, was a great video. Both are risk-takers though. One driving while on the phone. The other, focus was on phone and camera instead of being on the lookout for potholes (without any form of protection like helmet, wrists guards and shoes). But he was so stylish in that pink suit! Of course, he’s gutsy and smiling all even with a broken wrist. Well, wish you a speedy recovery! 🙂

halleffect1 says:

nice video. that uni is pretty cool but i’ll stick to my ebike.

JoshTibbs58 says:

Lexus RX please!

tiramisu says:

why middle age white people still looks cool wearing stupid shit. while i looks like moron and immature.

SilentMind says:

s e x a p p e a l

aaron ortega says:


bloodwave says:

suit with short sleeves & shorts with flip flops …… is this nigga serious

Astro Boy says:

Super video – good plot with terrific surprise ending – love how Preston smiled through the pain all the way to the hospital. I’ve ridden over 5,000 km on my electric unicycle, so far without incident, knock on laminate… be vigilant Chris with your distracted driving and Preston wear a helmet!

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albert7139 says:

Just as I was going to go to bed, but I’m going to do the responsible thing and watch it tomorrow morning lol.

Sungwon Shin says:

pink guy sounds like *ed helms*

Rafael says:

Great fun! Your buddy is such a good sport, dude is nothing but smiles, even with broken bones.

Mark Baker says:

I could see this as the power-assist for a PPG at take-off .

Banana Sam says:

What type of camera did you use for the video here?

The quality is amazing, and I’ve seen the same quality on another vid (assumably the same camera type)

Bonzo Bonzai says:

i keep an inmotion v8 in my P85, handy 😉

mikey rojo says:

lol he still reverses out of spots that he could have pulled out through even when not doing POV videos

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