Best electric skateboards from $ 250 to over $ 2,500
So you’re thinking of getting an electric skateboard? Let us sort out the debate for you: you’ll get one, you’ll love it, you’ll wonder how you’ve ever shopped or commuted from A to B in any other way. From advanced technology to budget shopping, we’ve cut through the endless chatter to deliver the best of the bunch. Below are our absolute favorite electric skateboards from Evolve, Zealot, Meepo and more.
1. Evolve Bamboo GTR Street
With Boosted now bankrupt, Evolve makes some of the best boards on the market. The Street GTR is no exception with a range of up to 31 miles and speeds hovering at 25 mph. He will not crackle the hills; there is enough torque to drive it up a 30% grade (steep grade). And you’ll love the convenience of switching between off-road and street wheels. With a medium flex bamboo platform, you can easily ride wherever you are. We’re also exploring the Explore by Evolve app, which lets you track and share your races and compete with other Evolve-ers around the world.
2. MetroboardX All Terrain + Street Electric Skateboard
Yes, this 2019 version is definitely worth the hefty price tag. The specs are crazy: a powerful engine, a range of up to 30 miles, a top speed of 36 miles, 52-tooth pulleys, great lighting and an ultra-stable platform. Made in the USA from an established brand, Metroboard benefits from its vast experience in the electric skateboard market and this ride is extremely polished.
[From $2,574; metro-board.com]
3. ONSRA BLACK Carve 2
This double belt electric skateboard impresses on many fronts. First, its range can reach 32.5 miles per charge when using 105mm Cloudwheels (its predecessor, the Black Carve 1, did 26 miles). Then it can crank up to 34 mph – with the 120mm Cloudhwheels – and it handles an incline of up to 35%. It sculpts beautifully and really you can’t go wrong with this range.
4. Backfire G3 with super flexible chainring (hub)
Some noteworthy features include excellent battery life, range of up to 18.5 miles, exceptional torque, Caliber II trucks to ensure excellent road tread and a flexible platform for a comfortable ride. Also worth noting: the deck is made of bamboo with fiberglass and you can reach speeds of up to 28.5 mph. (FYI: The hub refers to the motor built into the wheel itself, whereas with belt cards the motor is attached by a pulley.)
5. Backfire Zealot (Belt)
As well as having a badass name, you’ll enjoy the large deck, made from bamboo and fiberglass, as well as a solid range of up to 22 miles and speeds of up to 28.5. mph. High torque motors help with epic climbs and give the rider plenty of power. While LED ambient lights are a controversial point, we’re going to go ahead and admit that they look pretty cool.
6. Meepo V3
Considering it’s under $ 500, the Meepo V3 has some pretty solid specs like 11-mile range, speeds of up to 26 mph, and a two-hour charge time. Shredder Trucks provide an enhanced driving experience and the integrated grip on the board makes it easy to grip your Meepo without awkwardness.
[From $449; meepoboard.com]
7. Voyager Neutrino Electric Skateboard
No, you won’t be a speed demon on this brand, but you’ll be cruising at speeds of up to 12.5 mph and enjoying a range of seven miles per charge. This board also has two riding modes – beginner and expert – and at just nine and a half pounds isn’t that bad to schlep. We also like that the Bluetooth remote shows the remaining battery life on the board and the remote, so you can plan your outings accordingly.
8. Exway Wave
Pre-order the next batch by May 25 and you will have a lot to look forward to with this high quality short board. At only 14 pounds, it’s extremely portable. It also has very good range for a board its size at 15 miles. Plus, it can travel up to 23 mph. The nimble and stable ride is impressive and the sleek aesthetic makes the board much more expensive than its reasonable price.
[From $669; exwayboard.com]
9. Hoyt St Boo’ger
New for 2021, this smooth panel looks more like a modern art gallery installation than a utility transport. But, rest assured, you’ll want to drive it too, instead of just drooling over its design. Handcrafted in Portland, Oregon, this board beast is powered by 2200W military-grade motors that are durable and let you zoom in at speeds up to 25mph. With a range of up to 16 miles and the power to tackle the hills with a 30% rating, this vehicle will become your preferred mode of transportation.
10. Hoyt St EL2
From June, you can now pre-order the Hoyt St with a flyable battery – as in, meets FAA air travel regulations. Equipped with the same craftsmanship as the aforementioned Hoyt St Boo’ger, this board peaks at 28 mph and has a range of up to 26 miles with a 30 percent rating. For info: You can now pre-order the extended EL2.1 range (non-flyable board).
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