The Best Electric Skateboards

The Best Electric Skateboards

An electric skateboard can be a convenient and fun way to get around town. Whether you are looking for an easy way to commute to work, complete the last mile home after getting off at your subway stop, or just want to speed around your neighborhood for a thrill, an electric skateboard can fill that role for you. These boards can be enjoyed by new skateboarders and old pros alike.

When considering an electric skateboard, we recommend thinking about how you intend to use it. For example, if you are planning to use it to commute to work, you need to make sure that it can carry enough charge to cover the distance to your office. The range isn't as important if you're just planning on using it for fun around your neighborhood. Another factor is ease of use in terms of the remote. Speed is also important. Most people don’t feel comfortable going more than 15 mph on an electric skateboard, though some pros may. Different skateboards also have different weight maximums so keep that in mind. The weight of the board itself may matter to you if you need to carry it for any distance. Some skateboards work well for off-roading whereas others require a smooth, paved surface. If you have a hilly commute, a skateboard that can handle the incline will be crucial.

Acton Blink Qu4tro

We've included several Acton skateboards in this review, but the best quality is the Acton Blink Qu4tro. This electric skateboard is expensive, but much more impressive than the other Acton skateboards. It is called the Blink Qu4tro due to it's all-wheel drive involving 4 powerful hub motors.  This allows it to take on hills with up to 30% incline! Reviewers said being able to speed down roads at up to 23 mph was thrilling. A 22 mile range means you can conquer even longer commutes than some less expensive boards. Regenerative braking recovers energy used to slow the skateboard to be utilized later. The board itself weighs 24 pounds, so it's a bit heftier than other choices we've reviewed. Integrated lights on the front, tail, and sides can be turned on or off via the app. Recharge time is approximately 3 hours. The Bluetooth joystick has a comfortable, ergonomic fit. 


Boosted Dual+

The Boosted Dual+ is a high-quality electric skateboard with a bamboo deck. It has a 22 mph top speed and can take on hills with up to a 25% grade. Worried about how you're going to stop once you get to the bottom of that hill? The regenerative braking system has got you covered. The standard range battery weighs 4 pounds and the extended range battery weighs 5 pounds, so your overall board weight will be different depending on which you choose (14.7-15.5 pounds). The shock-absorbing, flexible bamboo deck offers 38 inches of length. The Boosted Dual+ operates on a powerful 2000 W motor with belt drive system. The Bluetooth-connected remote is simply designed and easy to use. This electric skateboard was a favorite to use among reviewers.

 Evolve Bamboo GT

Evolve Bamboo GT electric skateboards spent more than two years in development. The top speed is 26 mph for the street version and 25 mph for the all terrain version though again, this can vary depending on rider weight, terrain, and battery life. Speaking of battery life, recharge time is four to five hours with the standard charger. You can also get a fast charger which will recharge the battery in 80 minutes if you are short on time. The street model weighs 17 pounds whereas the all-terrain model weighs 21 pounds with its heftier wheels. In other words, this is a heavy board but you may not mind that much once you feel its impressive performance. The included remote has a small display screen however reviewers found that they generally didn’t feel comfortable looking down at a screen while speeding through the world on the Evolve Bamboo GT. There are four speed modes to master: GT, Fast, Eco, and Slow. The Eco mode is designed to get the most out of your skateboard's range, so speed is limited to about 12 mph in that particular mode however you can speed up more in more advanced modes.


Yuneec E-GO2 Electric Skateboard

The Yuneec E-GO2 Electric Skateboard is a budget-friendly board available in three stylish colors: Deep Mint, Royal Wave, and Hot Pink. One female reviewer noted that she appreciated the pink, as she feels that sometimes electric skateboard companies cater to men and forget that women like to ride too! This board features a classic kicktail longboard shape to provide riders with better steering and control. Reviewers appreciate the price tag but understand that it comes with some compromises. You don't need to be concerned about reliability, but this won't go as fast as some more expensive models. This Yuneec board has a top speed of 12.5 mph and a battery range of 18 miles. It can take on hills with inclines of up to 10%, so if you live in a particularly steep or hilly area, consider one of our other board recommendations. Recharging the battery takes a total of three to five hours. It weighs just 13.9 pounds, which is relatively lightweight for an electric skateboard, so it is lightweight enough to carry by hand into a classroom or office.   It has a maximum 220-pound weight capacity.

 Inboard M1

The Inboard M1 is a high-quality electric skateboard that has some great features. Just carry an extra PowerShift Battery in your bag if you're traveling greater than the range and swap it out quickly and easily when you need to. Battery recharging time is 90 minutes. Keep in mind though that each extra battery goes for $199 on Amazon. This board operates via dual in-wheel motors instead of an external motor, which looks cool but reviewers note that doesn't accelerate as fast as some other boards. The RLFX remote has a unique ergonomic design. LED headlights and taillights both make the rider more visible to others as well as increases visibility slightly for the rider while navigating inadequately lit areas. Because this electric skateboard is splash resistant, you can ride after it's rained without worry.

 Swagtron Spectra Advanced

The Swagton Spectra Advanced offers the exciting next step in electric skateboard technology with its integration of AI. There are pressure sensors that are built into the carbon fiber deck which sense your posture and adapt to your movement for a smoother, more effortless ride. Unfortunately, these features come with a higher price, which brought down the score on this electric skateboard. This board measures 19.4 inches by 11.1 inches by 15.3 inches and weighs just 12.5 pounds. It features a 12.4-mile range however the regenerative hub motors recharge the battery as you decelerate or go down inclines. Otherwise, battery recharge time is about 90 to 120 minutes. It has a 15 mph maximum speed, which most reviewers found comfortable and plenty fast. You can conquer hills of up to 15 degrees on this board so consider the incline rates in your area when you make this purchase. Reviewers absolutely love the included lock and alarm feature that this board incorporates. You can activate it easily via the eBoard Go app. 

Acton Blink S

The Acton Blink S is a more expensive electric skateboard than the Acton Blink Lite, but still very affordable when compared to other models. The Acton Blink S has a 27.5 inch by 8 inch deck made of Canadian Maple Wood and Aircraft Grade Aluminum. These dimensions make it relatively small for a skateboard, which may not be comfortable for some users over longer rides. It weighs 11 pounds so it is quite portable and easy to carry. The 220-pound maximum rider weight is 40 pounds greater than the Acton Blink Lite. The Acton Blink S is capable of taking on hills with a 15% grade, though some reviewers noted difficulty even with less steep hills. The acceleration is not the fastest however it could be comfortable for a beginner, and you often have to pay quite a bit more to get a board with greater speed, range, and a smoother ride. You can use the Acton app, which is compatible with both Android and iOS, to change between the three modes: Beginner, Normal, and Pro. Acton recommends mastering one mode before advancing to the next.

 Acton Blink Lite

The Acton Blink Lite electric skateboard is a great choice for kids, college students, and those who are new to electric skateboarding. One thing that we should say outright is that there is a weight limit of 180 pounds according to Acton's user manual, though the recommended rider weight on their website is 130 pounds. This lightweight skateboard weighs in at just 7.7 pounds, making it easy to carry for those times you can't ride it. It has a range of up to five miles before it needs to be recharged, and charge time is up to two hours. This board operates on a 450 W 1 hub motor. The max incline rate is 8% so it won't be able to handle the toughest hills. The deck is constructed out of Canadian Maple Wood and measures 26.8 inches long. This electric skateboard comes at a budget-friendly price that is perfect for people who are curious about electric skateboarding but don't want to shell out thousands of dollars.


Swagtron SwagBoard

The Swagtron Swagboard NextGen Electric Skateboard has a fast charging time of just 90 minutes, so you don't have to waste the entire afternoon waiting for a charge. It has a 10 mile maximum range. It's not the fastest, with speeds topping out at 11 mph, but it is currently selling for under $200 which is a big plus! Reviewers mention that the cutouts in the board make them feel as if they have a better grip on the board while riding, and additionally make it convenient to carry by hand. Plus, this skateboard weighs just 9.5 pounds, so it's light enough for even kids to carry. The battery is UL 2272 certified for safety and is equipped with the latest SentryShield battery technology.  It can only support weights of up to 187 pounds, so it's a good choice for lighter adult riders and kids.  Auto shutdown after 10 minutes without use helps to preserve battery life. Swagtron offers a limited 1-year hardware warranty on the SwagBoard.

 Bottom Line

The Acton Blink Qu4tro was the favorited board reviewed by our testers! It is expensive, but offers top speeds, 4-wheel drive, regenerative braking, 22-mile range, and can conquer 30% incline hills! The Tension Suspension also allows for smooth rides that made reviewers feel stable and in control. Despite its high price tag, the Boost Dual+ also scored as one of the highest among the electric skateboards reviewed. The remote was easy to use, it has a decent range (especially if you get the extended range battery), does well with hills, and was a pleasure to ride.  It also offers user-replaceable parts and a six-month warranty. Our runner-up is the Evolve Bamboo GT which is available in three different wheel setups and offers a long range. The Inboard M1 also got great reviews, and people especially like that the battery can be quickly changed out on the go, thereby increasing your range. The Swagtron Spectra Advanced is truly exciting with its incorporation of AI technology. You'll feel like you're living in the future! Finally, the Acton Blink S and Acton Blink Lite are more budget-friendly options. Keep in mind that they don't offer as much in terms of range or speed, nor do they offer as smooth a ride as the higher priced choices. That being, these boards are nonetheless good choices for those just getting into electric skateboarding, kids, and those who don't want to spend a lot of cash.

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