Skateboards are awesome gadgets in their own right… but what happens when you upgrade them with a motor is truly magnificent. Meet electric skateboard, a relatively new type of electric rideables that have taken the market by storm. With their recent gain in popularity, it comes as no surprise that they are among the most popular tech gadgets on Amazon.
Is purchasing electric skateboard will-nilly a good idea?
Unfortunately, the market is saturated with a lot of models, some of which are just cheap Chinese knockoffs that perform poorly at best. That’s why, I’ve taken my time and came up with a list of the very best electric skateboard models on the market. With plenty of innovative electric skateboards that feature LEDs, in-wheel motors and even brand new technologies such as regenerative braking, I’m pretty sure this list will prove to be interesting to all of you.
What to look for when buying an electric skateboard?
There is a number of features that you should be looking into when purchasing an electric skateboard. Here are short overviews of what some of them are.
That’s about it. I think I covered all the more interesting selling points and info that buyers should keep in mind when choosing their board. There’s, of course, the issue of price, but there’s something for everyone on the list down below. So, without further adue, I am eager to start off with the list and give you all the juicy info on the best electric skateboards out there!
Table : 10 Best Electric Skateboards
|10. Blitzart Mini Flash||12 mph||15 miles||260 lbs||See price now|
|9. LiftBoard||16 mph||16 miles||265 lbs||See price now|
|8. Genesis Tomahawk||20 mph||20 miles||265 lbs||See price now|
|7. MaxFind||17 mph||10 miles||220 lbs||See price now|
|6. Yuneec E-GO2||12 mph||18 miles||220 lbs||See price now|
|5. Dakott 1200W||20 mph||20 miles||250 lbs||See price now|
|4. ATOM Electric H.6||16 mph||6 miles||220 lbs||See price now|
|3. Xtreme Free 1500W||20 mph||20 miles||220 lbs||See price now|
|2. Boosted Dual+||22 mph||7 miles||200 lbs||See price now|
|1. Atom B.36||20 mph||15 miles||275 lbs||See price now|
10. Blitzart Mini Flash
Blitzart has won a lot of attention recently with their brand new electric skateboards. Of course, I’m talking about none other than Huracane and this miniature beauty, Mini Flash. What can this little fella do? Well, I am here to tell you all about that!
Not only is this electric skateboard very easy on the eyes but it is also very easy on your wallet as well. It’s the cheapest model on this list which is partially the reason why it’s placed so high up.
Of course, it would not be here if it was just another cheap knockoff that goes as fast as 5mph. No. Believe it or not, Blitzart Mini Flash goes up to 12 mph (10 Fast electric skateboards list) and has a range of more than 15 miles. This is absolutely ridiculous knowing its price. With this in mind, it is safe to say that it provides the best value for money on this list… by far!
Moving forward, its deck is made with a combination of bamboo and maple. More precisely, it features 7ply maple in the middle, surrounded by an outer layer of bamboo on each of the sides. This ensures maximum flexibility and, together with solid grip tape, a good dose of comfort while skating at high speeds.
Now, most of you probably think that there has to be a catch. A small one like f.e., low maximum supported weight… but that’s not the case. This thing can support more than 260 pounds and won’t even have slightest kickbacks to the performance.
All things considered, if you are looking for a miniature (28-inch) electric skateboard but you don’t want to sacrifice performance for the size, then Blitzart Mini Flash is definitely worth checking out.
When it comes to the deck, you don’t need to have any worries. It is made with 7 ply maple wood and topped off with all-black grip tape. On the right side, there’s a small carrying handle that doesn’t disturb skating at all.
Now that we have that out of the way, let’s move on to the motor. The most important (arguably) part of every electric skateboard. LiftBoard sports a belt-driven 900W motor. Since its price tag falls into the middle category, it’s only fair that its motor provides mediocre performance too.
Luckily, this motor does not fail to deliver with roughly 16 mph of top speed in ideal conditions. When combined with up to 16 miles of range with its lithium-ion battery, it’s safe to say that LiftBoard possesses decent specifications.
Maximum supported weight hovers around 250 for decent performance (265lbs is the absolute max) and the PU (Polyurethane) 80mm wheels are sturdy enough to endure high speeds this big boy can achieve. All in all, LiftBoard is a great electric skateboard and definitely worth the 9th spot on this list.
8. Genesis Tomahawk electric skateboard
The third model on this list is made by Genesis, a relatively known brand with a good public exposure in recent months. Their Tomahawk electric skateboard isn’t their only one… But it’s the best one out of the bunch, that’s for sure!
With a classical longboard design, Tomahawk is incredibly easy to control and proves to be one of the best beginner-friendly models on this list. Likewise, it is also quite fast as well. With up to 20mph of top speed, only the bravest daredevils will use it to its full potential.
In addition to that, it is important to state that the folks over at Genesis didn’t save on expenses when they were implementing the battery. You see, Tomahawk features a powerful lithium-ion battery that can go as far as 20 miles on a single charge.
Unfortunately, it does not feature the quick charge technology so it will take quite a bit of time to get it up and running again. More precisely, you can expect around 2.5 hours of charge time (10 Long range electric skateboards). All in all, Tomahawk seems to be a solid model and a great one for longboard lovers out there.
7. MaxFind electric skateboard
MaxFind’s main selling point, in addition to its awesome performance, is its water resistance. Believe it or not, this electric skateboard bears the IP65 certificate which guarantees a little water won’t keep this bad boy off the road.
Additionally, as one of the best electric skateboards out there, it’s also known for its fast-charging Lithium-Ion battery. More precisely, we are talking about the Samsung 18650 battery that goes from 0 to 100% in under an hour. Take that together with its 10 miles of range and you’ll realize what a solid choice it is.
Moving forward, you will notice a slim hub on the backside of the skateboard. There lies a dual motor which powers this thing and allows it to go as fast as 17mph.
When it comes to maximum supported weight, MaxFind doesn’t fail to deliver. With roughly 220 lbs, most of you will fit perfectly fine, without any drawbacks to the actual performance.
6. Yuneec E-GO2 electric skateboard
Yuneec is a well-known brand with a massive number of satisfied customers (10 Electric Skateboards for adults). It’s safe to say that they are doing their best to keep up with their success by presenting us with E-GO2. It’s a brand new electric skateboard with a sleek design and mediocre features. Can it make an upset on the market? Well, let’s find out!
Starting off with the design, this thing is made out of maple wood and features a kicktail shape on the back end, ensuring optimal comfort and stability even during the longest of skating sessions. In addition to that, E-GO2 features the regenerative braking system that I mentioned in the introductory chapter. It’s a praiseworthy addition and I’m sure many of you will find it pleasing.
But, when it comes to the actual performance, it becomes clear that this isn’t exactly the pinnacle of technology. Even though it has a great range (18 miles in ideal conditions), the speed is not that good. To be more precise, E-GO2 can only go about 12 mph which is nowhere near my initial expectations.
Still, despite its low maximum speed, I believe that E-GO2 is still a great model that is going to be loved by both beginners and more experienced skaters alike.
5. Dakott 1200W
As the name above suggests, this beauty is powered by a 1200W motor. Even though the wattage is excellent, it does not yield breathtaking performance. Still, don’t think this electric skateboard is slow. Not by a long shot! It can still achieve solid 20mph.
Likewise, the 8.8Ah lithium-ion battery is not to be taken for granted either, especially knowing that it can endure more than 20 miles of range on a single charge.
When it comes to maximum load, Dakott can hold up to 250 pounds which should be more than enough for most of you reading this. If you are weighing around the 250 marks, perhaps it would be a better option to go for another model from this list as the performance of Dakott will definitely suffer while you’re on it.
4. ATOM Electric H.6
ATOM Electric H.6 features an in-wheel hub motor design for a nice clean look and more reliability. Remember that hub motors are less prone to breaking than their belt drive counterparts. The single motor that Electric H.6 sports can develop up to 600W of power.
When compared to some of the other models on the list, which output over 2000W, the 600W of power that H.6 offers ranks it somewhere in the lightweights. Still, it manages to pull off a top speed of around 16 mph, which is quite impressive.
The deck is made out of finest Canadian maple wood and measures around 36″ of length. The deck is complimented with super high rebound polyurethane wheels. H.6 can hold up to 220 lbs of weight.
Lithium-ion battery found in ATOM Electric is able to deliver power for up to 6 miles of range on a single charge. I checked and was surprised to find out that these are LG batteries. They aren’t batteries from some no-name generic Chinese manufacturer which is always nice to see. Range of all the ATOM skateboards, not just Electric H.6, needs to improve in the future.
Other brands can be purchased that offer between 15-20 miles of range. The 6 miles of range that H.6 offers is awfully small. Regenerative braking that’s included with the board doesn’t seem to help improve the range at all. Quick charging which charges the battery in just 2.5 hours is a nice inclusion. At least you can recharge the battery and get back and going quickly without having to wait hours on end.
Next to all the critiques of H.6 that I put out, there is also a lot of nice small perks that H.6 has. For example, the deck has a USB charging port, which can be used to charge your phone or tablet (5V, 1.5A). Battery indicator that’s built into the deck helps you monitor how much battery is left, so you’re not caught off-guard on the road.
Wireless remote control fits nicely into the hand and offers two speed modes, slow for beginners, and fast mode for the seasoned drivers. With a price tag of around $500, you can’t really go wrong with ATOM Electric H.6. The range could be better, but the quality and manufacturer support are there. You can’t have it all at this price range.
3. Xtreme Free 1500W
On the other hand, if you are looking for a somewhat bigger model (we are talking about a 36-inch one here), then Xtreme Free might be interesting to you. You see, this sleek electric skateboard has everything you might wish from it.
Starting off at the top speed, you will be happy to find out this thing can achieve up to 20 miles per hour. While this isn’t that amazing, it’s still praiseworthy nevertheless.
Moreover, the 8Ah Li-Po battery provides plenty of range. More precisely – you can expect around 20 miles on a single charge that takes about 2 hours due to the implemented quick charging technology.
Lastly, Xtreme Free features a solid remote control. Even though ALL models on this list have one, I could not help but to say a few words about this one as it’s (at least in my honest opinion) the best one of them all. It has intuitive controls and virtually no input lag. All this will make your skating experience much better.
2. Boosted Dual+
The runner up place in this list goes to Boosted Dual+, an amazing electric skateboard with incredible performance. What sets this little fella aside from all other competitors is its lightning-fast acceleration.
That’s made possible with 2,000W of pure power within its motors. But, not only do they allow it to rapidly accelerate, but they also help it achieve a top speed of up to 22mph.
Unfortunately, Boosted’s battery is not exactly the most powerful one on the market. With just around 7 miles of range on a full charge, I’ll go out on a limb here and say that it’s a huge disappointment.
Luckily, it has a secret feature that many of you will appreciate – it can charge while you are skating. Here’s how – you run out of juice so you need to manually push it just like a regular (non-electric) skateboard. While doing so, you are charging the battery which will, later on, provide you with an extra mile or two at the end of the day.
All in all, if you are looking for a model that can boast with exceptional stability and durability along with an innovative charging feature, then look no further because Boosted Dual+ is the right one for you!
1. Atom B.36
At last, you have reached (or you simply scrolled down to the number 1 spot without even skimming through any of the above-featured models) the number 1 spot on my list, the best electric skateboard. As you can see above, it goes to Atom B.36, a fairly new electric skateboard that has just recently been released to the market.
This is an extremely powerful longboard, running on a 1800W dual belt drive motors that are absolutely packed with raw power. They are so powerful that they allow this beast to go up to whopping 20 miles per hour in ideal conditions. Not only that, but they also allow it to climb hills up to 15 degrees, which is a trait only few electric skateboards can boast with.
The integrated software makes this thing accelerate smoothly, eliminating that kickback effect which is known to cause issues with cheaper models. Additionally, it is powered by lithium cell batteries and can endure up to 15 miles on a single charge.
When it comes to extra features, it is important to mention sleek battery level indicators and regenerative braking system which allows you to charge on-the-fly.
So, that’s that! With those 10 awesome models being done and dealt with, I am afraid we have reached the end of this list.
As you could see for yourself, there is a ton of great options available. If I may add, the market is still showing rapid growth and, as far as I can see, it is not going to change any time soon.
The rest is up to you though! If you are planning on purchasing an electric skateboard, I can assure you that you will be satisfied with any one of the above-featured ones. They’re all outstanding in their own right and, needless to say, will give you a ton of quality fun.