One of the most important aspects of modern day long range electric skateboards is their essential specifications. They represent the top speed and battery range, the 2 numbers which are highly relatable to one another. The one is achieved by powerful motors while the other one is achieved by powerful batteries. Both are equally important and are the main focuses of people who do research before buying their own electric skateboard.
If you are currently in the process of research, I warmly welcome to you to my list in which I will thoroughly analyze the 5 best electric skateboards with longest ranges. The price gaps between these 5 aren’t that huge, with the exception of Oasis Cruiser which is considered as a premium model… but more on that later on. For now, let’s just say that I did my best to keep this list as informative and easy to read as possible. With that in mind, let’s jump straight to the business and onto the first model on my list!
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5. Swagtron Voyager
We are starting off with Swagtron Voyager which is the cheapest model on my list. Its specs cannot be compared to those of the higher priced models, but that is totally justifiable because it costs just a fraction of their price. Still, it is a fairly good skateboard with a beautiful “modern meets classic” finish and decent specs.
To start off, it is important to note that this little long distance electric skateboard fella is capable of going more than 15 miles per hour, making it pretty fast for its price range. In addition to that, it can go for quite the range as well. More precisely, Swagtron Voyager can reach up to 15 miles on a single charge. Not bad for an electric skateboard that costs just $400. Moving onto the 8ply deck, it’s made out of 2 layers of bamboo and 6 Canadian Maple Wood ones. This combination allows for ultimate flexibility and stability, allowing you to feel the road during every second of skating. And one last thing that I forgot to mention earlier – this model is huge. It’s 42 inches, making it the largest model in this list. To summarize, if you are looking for a relatively cheap, but still good, electric skateboard, then Swagtron’s Voyager could be the right one for you!
4. Dakott 1200W
Dakott is not a very common name in the electric rideables niche, but that is about to change because they’ve made a brilliant electric skateboard. With a little luck and a good marketing scheme, there is no doubt that their new electric skateboard will have a bright future ahead of itself.
It is a minimalistic looking adults electric skateboard with clean matte black finish contrasted by bright orange wheels. As you can conclude from the title, it sports a potent 1200W motor that allows it to easily reach top speed of cca 20 mph. The maximum weight this little devil can handle is 250 lbs, making it ideal for people who have gained a couple of extra pounds during winter (so called winter-body… am I right?). Besides that, the 8.8Ah lithium-ion battery does its magic as well, providing the skateboard with enough juice for approximately 20 miles on a single charge.
3. Xtreme Free 1500W
This powerful 1500W long distance electric skateboard has an exceptional build quality and huge, beautiful blue wheels. It sets quite the contrast against the 7ply Canadian Maple Wood deck that’s topped off with a good old grip tape. Another thing worth mentioning is the sheer size of this monster. We are talking about a 36-inch model that weighs 14 pounds, which is actually quite lightweight considering its size.
Moving onto the specifications, Xtreme Free does not disappoint. With the powerful 1500W motor it is able to reach 20mph in the perfect conditions. Maximum weight is not bad either, sitting comfortably at around 230 lbs, it should be more than enough for an average Joe. The battery is quite powerful too. It’s able to provide you with approximately 20 miles of riding distance. That should be more than enough for your daily commute to work / school and all the way back. You’ll even get a beautiful black remote controller that will perfectly fit into any hand. The controls are very intuitive and give out an exceptional feeling of quality and brilliant design. If you are into big, speedy skateboards with long range then Xtreme Free 1500W is the right choice for you!
2. Oasis Cruiser
Falcon Board’s Oasis Cruiser is, by far, the most expensive long range electric skateboard model on this list. I already mentioned this in the introductory chapter, but I just needed to state it one more time because this little sucker will set you back by whopping $1,395.00. For that price, you can buy 2 great models and still have some leftover money to get drunk like a champ.
There are several reasons behind such a huge price tag, one of which is the powerful 1500W dual drive-in-wheel hub motors. This allows the skateboard to be amazingly thin (it is practically as thin as old school skateboards) without any visible signs of hi-tech debris. With roughly 230lbs of maximum allowed weight and max distance of 18 miles (kind of low for an electric skateboard of this price), there’s no doubt we are dealing with high end specs here. The battery is, of course, built with the quick charging technology, allowing for a full charge in less than 2 hours. This is extremely helpful if you need to go on a long trip and you happen to have a place to charge it once it runs out of juice (coffee shop or something like that).
The build quality is unearthly from all points of view. The 9ply Canadan Maple Wood Deck looks perfect and has that good old look that was the craze of 80’s and 90’s. All things considered, if you are looking for a premium quality electric skateboard with longest range and you insist on it having that old school vibe to it, then you cannot go wrong with Falcon Board’s Oasis Cruiser.
Oh… Koowheel… If there’s a true champion in a particular niche, then Koowheel’s the one. With such a humble price tag and amazingly powerful specifications, I am surprised that it is not (yet) the most popular electric skateboard with longest range on the market. This is partially because Koowheel (the same-named company behind this skateboard) does not have such good marketing approach. It simply cannot be compared to those of richer companies such as eGlide. Besides that, Koowheel still managed to find its way into thousands of homes worldwide, fulfilling everyone’s expectations and providing with a ton of enjoyement throughout the world’s streets and skate parks.
This sexy little fella comes in 4 colors and sports powerful dual brushless hub motors that are able to achieve up to 25mph of top speed. That’s way more than any of the previous mentioned electric skateboards in this list, which is one of 2 reasons why it is on the top spot. The second reason being, of course, its extremely long range. While other skateboards are having difficulties achieving 18 or even 20 miles on a single charge, Koowheel just waves its kick tail and smiles while shutting down after running for 25 miles. Yup, you read that correctly – Koowheel can reach up to 25 miles on a single charge which is awesome. But, that’s not all… Koowheel’s special feature allows you to quickly replace (under 15 seconds) the 4300mAh battery, allowing you to have another 25 miles of skating with ease. Combine all of the above with exceptional build quality (7ply Maple Wood deck) and awesome skating experience, and you will see how Koowheel made its way onto the top spot of my list!
That’s it ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. You have reached the end of my little list here, and I must admit that I am really thankful to you for reading it. With that being said, I would also like to express my hope that you’ve found it informative and… in the end, that it helped you make your decision regarding the purchase of your first (or next) electric skateboard. Hope it serves you well and fulfills all of your expectations. Until next time, happy skating!