Skateboards have always been cool. Now married to technology, they’re “cool” and “smart”. And the last mile commute couldn’t be more fun. If you haven’t already guessed, we’re talking about the coolest personal transportation device today, Electric Skateboards.
Portable and simple to ride, the Electric Skateboards require close to zero maintenance. With some of these skateboards touching 25 mph, commuters can chuck the drive and take the ride to work. No worrying about traffic or a parking spot anymore.
Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, there’s a perfect skateboard to suit your style and budget. Here are the 10 Best Electric Skateboards you can buy today and a bonus Skateboard that’s wildly different from the rest.
1. Evolve Bamboo GTX Electric Skateboard
Evolve has been a top producer of high-performance electric skateboards since 2010. And year on year they have boosted the performance of their skateboards. And the proof is The Bamboo GTX.
Bamboo GTX is one of the most powerful and one of the fastest electric skateboards in the market. It can also travel longer distances which isn’t something you see often in electric skateboards.
It has an excellent longboard deck and can travel to a max speed of 26 mph. With great acceleration, it can go over pavements or elevations with absolute ease.
Powered by 3000W of raw power, this beast can last 21 miles on a 100% charge. It connects to remote control through 2.4G connection. The remote control displays speed, distance, and battery status on the LCD screen.
It also gives you options to switch to different modes of battery usage. You can choose from Safety, Eco, Fast or GT which use 20%, 40%, 60%, and 100% battery. The Safety and Eco modes have limits on their speed though, unlike the other two modes.
With regenerative braking hitting the market, this skateboard is in on the race too. Every time you slow down the battery gets charged. The feature is a little slower in this skateboard compared to its competitors.
As the name suggests, this electric vehicle has a Canadian Maple and bamboo build. The good quality wood and the bamboo deck make it a top-quality headboard. Weighing in at 19.4 lbs, the Bamboo GTX has a weight capacity of 220lbs. The Evolve website offers many more accessories that you can buy alongside the board.
The Bamboo GTX is a great find for both the beginner skateboarder and also the pros because of how powerful it is. Buy this Now.
2. Atom Carbon H16D Longboard
The Atom Carbon H16D longboard is an extremely zippy and lightweight electric skateboard. This longboard has a max speed that is neither too high nor too low and is centered at 20 mph.
Powered by a 700W dual battery it gives you a total power of 1400W. On a 100% charge, it can give you a limit of 12.4 miles. It also has adopted the regenerative battery that charges the battery when braking.
The simple remote control features accelerate, forward, backward and brake options. It also gives the option of eco/safety mode and fast mode for the board. The speed limit in both the modes remains the same but the acceleration in the eco mode is lesser.
The best part is the weight of this longboard. Weighing only 13 lbs this is only heavier than a regular longboard. Even though it’s light, it is made of a sturdy carbon fiber material and can handle a weight of up to 275 lbs.
The carbon fiber build allows the longboard to be highly stable even at high speeds. Perfect for in campus traveling or last-minute eco traveling. Buy this Now.
3. Boosted Stealth Electric Skateboard
Boosted is the leader in the electric skateboard market and the Stealth is the best they have. With an all grey look, this stylish longboard is one of our favorites.
Easy to ride and accessible to beginners, the Stealth is one longboard that anyone will love.
Powered by 2100W battery, the motor gives it a max speed of 24 mph and a range of 14 miles. A good thing is that it takes only 1 hour 45 mins to get to a 100% charge which is a surprisingly short time.
Connected via Bluetooth, the remotes in Boosted boards have 4 modes. The Stealth has an extra fifth mode called the “Hyper” which helps it shoot to 24 mph speed. The other modes include Eco, Beginner, Pro, and Expert based on the speed limit you can handle.
Like most other electric vehicles these days, this longboard also has regenerative brakes.
Weighing in at 17 lbs it is a little on the heavier side making it not too carry friendly. But the capacity that it can hold is 250 lbs which is a plus.
The deck’s composite material helps in vibration dampening. The result is an improved ride on rough surfaces.
We recommend it for those of you who have some experience with electric skateboards. If you’re just starting out you may want to look at other options. Buy this Now.
4. Teamgee H5 Electric Skateboard
The Teamgee H5 is well rounded electric skateboard and is a good value for money in its price range.
With a nice, retro look it has racing stripes on the deck. The two hub motors, each hub being 380W, give it a top speed of 19 mph and a range of around 10 miles. The board does fairly well even on slopes at 20% elevation.
The controller comes with an LCD screen displaying signal strength, direction, and speed.
Like its peers, the H5 also has a regenerative braking system.
The board is on the lighter side weighing only 14.5 lbs with a load capacity of 200 lbs.
10 layers of maple and 1 layer of fiberglass of the deck give it a sturdy look.
We’d like to recommend this for beginners or intermediate riders. Also for those who like good-looking boards! Buy this Now.
5. Blitzart Huracane Longboard
The Blitzart Huracane may not be the best in a particular category but its a well-rounded longboard. It is not one quality that gets it on our list but the presence of many.
This longboard is ideal for beginners and has a mile range of around 6-8 miles given by its 350W battery. The best part is that when the battery dies, you can still use the board normally unlike the belt-driven motors. The motor is in-hub and is very quiet with its low humming sound hardly audible.
The remote is simple with acceleration and deceleration buttons. It does not feel bulky in the hand and feels slim and light in your palm. The board comes with two preset modes – beginners and advanced- for controlling the speed.
The regenerative braking system helps since the range does not exceed expectations.
Weighing at 13 lbs, it is one of the lightest boards out there but also one of the sturdiest. Even though it is light it has a load capacity of 250 lbs.
The deck is made of material layers of maple and bamboo and is ideal for people new to longboarding.
Pros may not enjoy it too much but anybody who wants to cruise around, you’ve found your board. Buy this Now.
The Acton Blink Qu4tro is easily the most feature-packed longboard out there. One of the features that make it stand out is the brilliant suspension system.
The Blink Qu4tro has 4 hub motors, one in each wheel making it one of the top e-skateboards in the market. With a 2000W battery, the speed of this longboard can go up to 23 mph. Since its a hub motor, the wheels don’t need to be attached via a belt. Implying that the wheels roll even when unpowered. But this situation is unlikely considering its huge range of 22 miles on a single charge. Since its brakes are regenerative, it is even more unlikely that you may have to push it manually.
Connected to the board via Bluetooth, the remote aids in controlling it effortlessly.
Made out of aircraft-grade aluminum, it weighs 24 lbs, is sturdy and will last for ages. What we love is the shock absorbers in the truck that ensure that your ride is smooth like butter.
Since it’s a little on the heavier side you can’t really carry it around. It is also a little difficult to maneuver through smaller lanes. So if your commute involves a messy route then go for something smaller and lighter. But if you have a clear straight out route to take, then this is the one for you. Buy this Now.
7. Skatebolt Tornado Longboard
The Skatebolt Tornado is one of the favorite electric longboards for commuters. With so much power and so many features, this is a top competitor for the big guns.
It has a beautiful sleek design and can go up to a speed of a whopping 25 mph. This power-packed vehicle has a 1000w dual hub battery for the wheels and lasts for up to 17 miles. Also with regenerative breaking, battery saving is not a huge task.
The remote control that has an integrated finger loop sits in your hand perfectly. The finger and thumb controls are set in a way that makes it easy for you to control the board.
It weighs around 19 lbs and can carry a massive load of 280 lbs. Since it’s made of 8 layers of maple wood, don’t assume that it is old school. Maple wood is one of the strongest and sturdiest wood materials out there.
Anybody that wants to make their commute time shorter should go for this board. Buy this Now.
8. Inboard M1 Electric Skateboard
The Inboard M1 is a longboard that feels great, looks great and even sounds great. If you’re a tech-savvy person you’re going to love this one because this is hi-tech.
Going neck to neck with the leaders in this industry, the M1 has a max speed of 22 mph. With in-hub dual motors, one in each back wheel it offers a range of 7 miles. The 7 miles range is pretty low on a board this powerful, but Inboard has come up with a solution for that. They have made switchable batteries available which can be switched in seconds. So your range depends on the number of batteries you’re carrying.
Connectivity happens through a remote control that is pretty user-friendly. It gives you the choice of beginner, intermediate or advanced modes to control the speed. It’s very intuitive in everything from acceleration to braking.
One feature that we love is the smartphone app. The app shows the status of the board and can also be used to control it.
At 14.5 lbs it is not a very heavy board and is maneuverable in traffic. Even though it is a light board it has a good load capacity on par with its competitors at 250 lbs.
The deck is made from material composite with a core that is an amalgam of Poplar and PU. The fiberglass sheet that is used on snowboards is the one that is used for this board as well.
The performance and the price of the board make it best suited for intermediate to advanced users. Buy this Now.
9. Riptide R1X Electric Skateboard
The Riptide R1X is a short electric skateboard that has a design like a surfboard. Quick, stylish and smooth this one can soon replace your Uber.
It touches a max speed of 22 mph and is one among the top skateboards when it comes to speed. With a 1800W belt drive motor, it hits a mile limit of 14 miles. The regenerative braking system of the board aids in battery saving.
The remote has an oversized thumbwheel to make acceleration and braking much simpler. It also gives you 4 braking modes to help you decelerate however you want to.
The wooden deck and the rosewood finish make it look like you’re surfing on the road. The design is nothing like the other shortboards and the concavity of the deck hugs your feet. Weighing at 14.5 lbs, a perfect shortboard, to zip in and out of a coffee shop without drawing attention. Buy this Now.
10. Razor X Cruiser Longboard
The Razor X Cruiser has expanded the market of electric skateboard users by marketing it as a shortboard for people starting from the age group of 9. Also compared to all the shortboards out there it is much more pocket-friendly.
This lightweight, small skateboard shoots through spaces at a max speed of 10 mph and can do so for 40 mins. Its 125W motors give it the power it needs and it is controlled by a joystick type remote.
There is no brake as such in the remote. You can slow down by pulling the analog towards you and accelerate it by pushing it forward.
The bamboo deck on this shortboard gives it a sturdy look and also has a holding capacity of 220 lbs. The board itself is very light and weighs only 10 lbs.
A lightweight board like this is not only perfect for kids above 9 but also adults who want to have a bit of fun. Buy this Now.
11. Onewheel Plus XR Electric Skateboard
The Onewheel Plus XR is nothing like the other skateboards mentioned. A heavy tire that is 10 inches wide and 10 inches across sits in the center of the deck, balancing it. It starts automatically, once you step on, and the board is held level.
The XR can give you a range of around 12-18 miles based on what your weight is and what is the terrain you ride it on. It can do justice on any kind of terrain from rocky to city to sand.
Unlike its peers, it doesn’t have a remote control but has sensors in the foot palates. Lean forward to accelerate and lean back to decelerate. In motion, it feels wired to your brain.
You connect it via Bluetooth to your phone to check up on its battery and speed status. Also, you can set up modes through your phone based on your requirements. There are 5 different modes for speeds and responsiveness – sequoia to delirium. While sequoia can give you a max speed of 12 mph, delirium can help you shoot to 20 mph.
Difficult to carry at 26 lbs, it can be hauled around thanks to the handgrip at the front plate.
As mentioned earlier it is a beast in all terrains and has water resistance as one of its key features.
Recommended as a sturdy companion for people who love off-roading and adventure. Also recommended for a daily commute because of how easy to maneuver it is and the power it provides. Buy this Now.