Indeed. Urban commuters generally dont choose to carry even a foldable ebike to pass a 10 minute walk. Its not logical most of the time. There are much better solutions for that problem like renting city bikes for example. If I will carry a vehicle with me I prefer to use it for home to work distance and not for less. For that manner ebikes are very effective. The range and the power even today is enough to achieve long distance commute in the cities. China is the living proof for the electric vehicles concept that actually works sometimes much better than mass transportation.
Electric skateboards became popular by the help of some famous youtubers but they are extremely dangerous for city usage. The ability to control the vehicle on high speeds are very low If we compare it with all kinds of other vehicles (scooter, bikes etc.). The new trend is scooters like Dulatron Ultra. Better control and not bulky. Even city escooter rentings are getting bigger than ebikes as happening in San Francisco.
Maybe you review that kind of a vehicle which may take more attention from steemit community or steemhunt.