Thanks to electric motors getting both more powerful and more portable almost simultaneously in the past few years, one thing that is absolutely taking over the market is electric rideable tech. Electric skateboards are the latest and greatest in personal transportation, and they are fun for both seasoned skaters and newbie tech lovers alike. We rounded up 10 of the best electric skateboards on the market right now to help you decide where to start.
Before we jump into the individual reviews, here’s a quick glance at the major features of each board that made the cut.
|Electric Skateboard||Max Speed||Weight Limit||Avg Star Rating||Price Range|
|Boosted 2nd Generation Dual+ Electric Skateboard||22mph||220 lbs||4.5||$$$$|
|RazorX Cruiser Electric Skateboard||10mph||220 lbs||4.5||$$$|
|ACTON BLINK S2||18mph||250 lbs||3.5||$$$|
|Maxfind Penny Board||13mph||176 lbs||4.5||$$$|
|Maxfind Max-C||13mph||176 lbs||4||$$$|
|Epikgo Electric Longboard||25mph||250 lbs||4.5||$$$|
|E-Skateboard Penny Board||15.5mph||178 lbs||4||$$$|
|Maxfind Electric Longboard||17mph||176 lbs||3.5||$$$|
|Yuneec E-Go2 Longboard||12.5mph||200 lbs||4||$$$|
|Inboard M1||24mph||280 lbs||4||$$$$|
Boosted 2nd Gen Dual+
When it comes to pure rideability and power, we kick off our round up with the best on this review list. Boosted’s 2nd Generation Dual+ offers a supremely comfortable ride, with plenty of speed and great brakes. It also boasts one of the higher weight limits that we’ve seen on electric skateboards, making it more accessible to all kinds of riders. Another big plus is that this board is in compliance with TSA rules regarding lithium batteries, so you can carry this skateboard with you on most planes – great for skaters who travel for work and want to let off some steam in new cities. It is rated for a 25% grade, and does all this with very little extra weight – the board itself weighs only 15 pounds.
One cool feature that the Dual+ offers that other boards don’t is the ability to switch between a standard battery use (which gives you six miles of range), or an extended battery mode (which doubles your range). These are also made with vehicle-grade materials for ultimate durability, and the board has a sleek, low-profile design that would make it great for commuting to work. Yes, the price is steep, but the quality and features make this electric skateboard ideal for the serious rider.
The Razor-X Cruiser is the least expensive option on our list, and as such, it’s not going to hold up to some of the higher range boards. That being said, we were shocked at how powerful this cheap little board really is. It’s got a hefty weight limit to make it more accessible to larger riders; it can get up to 10 miles per hour – which is fantastic for the price – and it seems to handle hills with relative ease. The deck is maple, which may not be as sturdy as some other choices, but it does mean that you’ve got a nice lightweight board that will move easily. One thing that makes this board so inexpensive is that it’s a kickstart – meaning there is no chain or belt involved. That means you have fewer parts to maintain or replace in the future, which could be a plus for skaters who aren’t mechanically inclined.
The board itself weighs just over 10 pounds, so you could use it as a regular cruiser board in a pinch. While it doesn’t offer any of the extra bells and whistles that many other boards have, this one would be the perfect introduction to electric skateboarding for kids.
Acton Blink S2
Acton is a brand that got its start on Kickstarter, and it’s been a fan favorite since then. It’s definitely one of the more stylish boards we reviewed, with the signature bear silhouette on the deck, the light wood underdeck, and the lime green wheels. For the price range, the Acton Blink S2 is surprisingly versatile. It’s got lights on both the front and back for safety, it’s relatively lightweight, and it has a whopping 14-mile range – much farther than some more expensive models.
However, the Acton Blink S2 won’t hit the top speeds of other midrange electric skateboards, and it doesn’t have a swappable battery – meaning you can’t extend the range by carrying an extra on you. On the plus side, though, the board was made for carving and gives you a lot more maneuverability than other options. Add on the fact that it offers a heavier weight limit than many of its comparable alternatives, and the Acton is definitely a contender for an adult rider that spends time on curvy routes. It’s one of the few electric skateboards out there with lights, for safer riding at night, so we think it’s more than earned its spot on this list.
Maxfind Penny Board
Coming in at just eight pounds, this is definitely one of the lightest electric skateboards we’ve reviewed. It’s popular as a commuter’s board, but don’t expect much in the way of power or extended range. You’ll get a solid 10 miles on one charge, but it’s light enough to use as a regular skateboard if you run out of charge before you get where you’re going. Additionally, the Penny Board is certified for taking on airlines, so you can pack it for your trip. One thing that makes the Penny Board an excellent choice for the price range is that it offers swappable batteries – carry a replacement with you, and you can extend the range to double the usual amount. That’s not easy to find at this lower price range in electric skateboards, which is a big reason why this one made the list.
If you commute around a very hilly area, you won’t find a ton of use for this board. The Maxfind motor just isn’t powerful enough to handle an incline that could be described as more than slight. Additionally, the weight limit on this one is much smaller than alternatives like the Acton Blink series. But for the price, it makes an excellent starter board for kids or teens, or for adults who don’t want to commit to a large budget before getting a feel for electric skateboards.
If the Maxfind Penny Board is made to be a commuter’s best friend, the Max-C takes portability to an almost unnecessary level. This is the lightest board on our list, at just under eight pounds, and measures just 27 inches long. However, it still holds an adult and can be professional enough to get around to work or classes. The big bonus behind the Max-C is its waterproof rating. This is one of the only electric skateboards we reviewed that can handle wet road surfaces and even skates through puddles without worrying about the electric components.
Like the Maxfind Penny Board, you get about 10 miles per charge with this board, but unlike its older brother, this one can handle hills much better. You can go uphill about 15 degrees without losing any power, so it’s much better as an everyday commute board for those who live in slightly hilly areas. With such a lightweight, there is no problem with using this as a regular skateboard when the battery dies. The only downside we saw is that this board takes about twice the time as the Maxfind Penny Board to charge back up – up to an hour, where the Penny Board takes just 30 minutes.
Epikgo Electric Longboard
When it comes to aesthetics, the Epikgo Electric Longboard is the clear winner on our list. The all-black design with its sleek profile and almost ninja-like looks makes it a very cool addition to an electric skateboarder’s collection. This one could be considered on the lower end of the high-end skateboards, with a price tag that comes close to four digits. But for all that money, you do get a few pretty cool features. This one is water resistant, though not quite waterproof, and is lighter than other longboards we reviewed, coming in at only 11 pounds. It’s also slightly shorter than other longboards on our list, measuring 35.5 inches long, so it’s slightly more portable.
There are two main reasons that the Epikgo is worth the cash in our opinion. First is the speed; this board will hit up to 25 miles per hour at top speeds. The second is the maneuverability. This board was specifically designed for carving and has extremely responsive brakes so that you can move in whatever way you need to during your commute. You can also get a slightly longer range on this one, about 10 miles, although you can’t change out the battery to extend that range any.
E-Skateboard Penny Board
The E-Skateboard Penny Board may not win any awards in any categories, but it is one of the most affordable skateboards we’ve reviewed, and it can hold its own among several other midrange options. For that reason, we’re dubbing this one the best option for kids or beginners who aren’t sure that they’re really going to love the electric skateboard. The quick stats on this one are: lightweight at under 10 pounds, small range of seven miles per charge, longer charge time at about an hour, and lighter weight limit of just 178 pounds. That being said, this motor is powerful enough to handle small hills, and the board does qualify to travel on planes.
So with nothing but the affordability to really recommend this board, why did we include it on a list of best electric skateboards on the market? Well, for one, the reviews on this one are pretty much unanimously good. People who’ve gotten this for their kids ended up trying it and liking it themselves – and that prompted us to give it a go. It’s also extremely portable at just 27 inches long, so it’s easy to bring along with you anywhere you go. If you’re looking for an affordable way to get into electric skateboards, this is the way to go.
Maxfind Electric Longboard
With several other solid contenders on this list, the Maxfind Electric Longboard offers a slightly different skating experience with the same midrange price and features. Made of Canadian maple for extra durability, this board will get about seven miles of range at about 17 miles per hour. It does have a light on the front for navigation, something that is lacking in a lot of other midrange boards, and the trucks are made of aluminum alloy – a much stronger material than the trucks made by several competitors.
The longboard style is often more comfortable for old school skateboarders or people with wider stances, but you don’t lose portability with this board. It still only weighs about 12 pounds, and the deck is only 38 inches long. You can still easily strap it to a backpack without it getting bulky. Unlike a few other Maxfind boards, this one has the guts to make it up hills, and the Canadian maple gives you more stability when you pick up speed going downhill. All in all, this one falls at the upper end of the midrange price range, but it’s a great choice for a rider that wants a more traditional skateboard feel.
Yuneec E-Go2 Longboard
If you’re trying to balance budget woes with getting a quality electric skateboard, the Yuneec E-Go2 is the best midrange option we reviewed. It’s not going to give you the same kind of power as a high-end board, but it blew away other boards in the same price range in terms of the weight limit, speed, and durability. It’s also got one of the longest ranges of any of the boards we reviewed, letting you go up to 18 miles on one charge. The design is a little less sleek than other models, but that kicktail shape gives you better balance and control over the board, so the pay off may be worth it to you.
This is not the lightest board we reviewed, coming in at about 23 pounds, but the durable materials and sturdy construction make it great for beginners who aren’t as comfortable on a board. One thing we noticed was that this board didn’t have the best brakes when going downhill, so consider a different model if you live in a very hilly area. Overall though, if you want to get as much of the high-end quality as you can for a mid-range price, this is your board.
The Inboard M1 has nearly an equal mixture of pros and cons, and for the price range, there are certainly better options out there – but it did still make the cut as one of the best electric skateboards on the market for a few reasons. First, it’s one of the fastest boards we found, hitting about 24 miles per hour at top speeds. That’s much faster than most midrange electric skateboards, and it’s got a heftier weight limit as well, so it’s accessible to more riders. The braking on this one is much more responsive than even our top-rated skateboard, and according to the Inboard website, you can take this one on airplanes with you.
However, this board has a serious issue with range. It only gets about seven miles on a single charge, and it doesn’t have the guts to make it up steep hills. Just 18 degree climbs will stress the motor. On the other hand, though, it is one of the lighter boards we reviewed at 14.5 pounds, and it comes with a swappable battery so you can carry an extra charge on you to extend the range if you want.
Choosing the Right Electric Board
Because this technology is still evolving, the current market for electric skateboards is all about getting what you pay for.
If you are an experienced skater, and you know that you want something that will offer you specific functions – such as a long range, high speed, or excellent maneuverability – then be prepared to spend some money. Even in the midrange prices, you’ll be compromising on one feature or another for the most part. At the upper end of the midrange options, you can find boards that start to include great ratings in all these areas, but it’ll be hard to keep your budget low and still get it all with this technology.
If you are a new rider, or you’re purchasing for a child, then you can find an excellent, inexpensive board that will offer a decent amount of speed, range, and maneuverability for what you need. Even seasoned skaters may find that this is the best way to get an introduction to the world of electric boards – just be ready to want to move up to something with more power pretty quickly.
When you’re ready to find the best electric skateboard for your needs, let this guide help you narrow down your options for the best choice.