The 12 Best Electric Skateboards in 2019

Electric skateboards are recommended for those who want a faster, more convenient way to move around campus and attend to quick errands(when an e-bike is too bulky to use). They are also suitable for short commutes and for covering that last mile during longer commutes. While their remote control is not easy to get used to, they are a convenient mode of transportation for those living in an urban area.

There are many good electric skateboards on the market, from budget models selling for less than $500 to high-end models selling for more than $2,000. Below are the best electric skateboards that are definitely worth checking out.

Meepo Campus 2Meepo Campus 2

There are a lot of budget e-boards on the market. While most of them are from Chinese companies with terrible after-sales support and poor quality control, there are products that offer excellent value for the money – and the Meepo Campus 2 is one of them. It sells for just around $300, which makes it one of the most affordable electric skateboards on the market.

Featuring a 32-inch Canadian maple deck with a kicktail, the Meepo Campus 2 has modest specs that don’t really jump off the page. Instead of traditional grip tape, the deck has a non-abrasive EVA foam grip tape that is more prone to wear and tear. It weighs 12.5 pounds and has a weight capacity of 150 pounds. It has an advertised 10-mile range, 18 miles per hour top speed, and two hours charging time.

The Meepo Campus 2 is designed for beginners. You can use it for short commutes and for moving around school grounds. It has a well-designed remote with a battery indicator for the board. The remote is easy to use and doesn’t suffer from alarming disconnection issues. While limited in features, the Meepo Campus 2 is a great product overall. The build quality is solid while the performance is good for a budget e-board. If you are looking for a beginner-friendly electric skateboard under $300, this product is for you.

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Ownboard W1SOwnboard W1S

The Ownboard W1S is another great option if you want a budget-friendly e-board under $500. Like the cheaper Meepo Campus 2, it’s a Chinese-branded e-board. Ownboard offers decent after-sales support, which is a big plus, while the e-board itself comes in a neat package with a few extra parts. There are multiple battery capacity options for this e-board.

A 38-inch electric skateboard, the Ownboard W1S has a sturdy deck made of a mix of bamboo and maple. It weighs around 17.2 pounds and can accommodate riders up to 265 pounds in weight, which makes it more suitable for heavier people than the Meepo Campus 2. It comes with a responsive remote that allows for smooth controls and easy switching between the three speed modes. The Ownboard W1S fully charges in three hours and features regenerative braking. It has a small screen that displays the battery percentage, which is very convenient.

The top speed is 25 miles per hour when in fast mode, while the range is around 12 miles with the default battery capacity. These numbers are good enough for those who will mostly bring out their e-board for short commutes and campus use. It’s equipped with sturdy trucks that make it easier to turn, but the trade-off is less stability at higher speeds. Like most other budget e-boards, the Ownboard W1S is light in features, but it has a good build quality and performs well for a budget product.

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Exway X1Exway X1

One of the best electric skateboards under $1,000, the Exway X1 is an excellent e-board for everyday use, featuring dual hub motors and waterproof grip tape. It’s fast, with a top speed of 25 miles per hour at full charge, and has a strong brake and a 10-mile range. Its charging time is around two hours, which is pretty common. But with the optional fast charger, the charge time decreases to 35 minutes.

From top to bottom, the Exway X1 has a solid construction, with Seismic Aeon 45-degree Trucks and a military-grade deck coating for superior scratch resistance. The slim deck is made of Canadian maple, bamboo, fiberglass, and carbon fiber. The main electronics are well secured, while the motors are water-resistant and dustproof.

The Exway X1 comes with one of the best remotes in the business. It looks great with its matte finish and is comfortable to use due to its ergonomic design. The built-in OLED display, which is easy to see even under direct sunlight, has a battery level indicator and a speedometer. Lag-less and precise, the remote allows for smooth acceleration and deceleration with its thumbwheel control. There are four speed modes to choose from, with the remote’s vibration feedback alerting you to speed mode changes.

Overall, the Exway X1 is a highly recommended electric skateboard, whether you are an experienced skater or a beginner. You get a six-month warranty for the product and a great after-sales support from the company. While the Exway X1 originally retailed for around $900, you can now get it for around $600, which is good news for those unwilling to spend close to a grand for an electric skateboard.

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Backfire G2TBackfire G2T

The Backfire G2T is a fantastic e-board with good stability and smooth acceleration. You can get it for around $600, a price that is hard to pass up considering the build quality and overall performance of the e-board. You can choose between two grip tape designs: a flashier galaxy design or a more discreet black-and-gold design. The e-board comes with a set of 96-millimeter wheels pre-installed, with a set of 83-millimeter wheels included as extra.

Made of eight layers of Canadian maple, the sturdy and flexible 37-inch deck is slightly curved and has a concave surface. The front truck is a Caliber II 50-degree Truck while the rear truck is a good-quality Backfire-made truck. While not as good as that of the Exway X1, the remote is great, with responsive controls and a bright OLED display. With the remote, you can check the connection status, change the wheel configuration, and switch between metric and imperial units. You can easily switch between the two speed modes (Eco and Sport), with the remote also featuring a dedicated button for the new Turbo mode.

Capable of tackling up to 25 percent slopes, the Backfire G2T has a marketed 14.9-mile max range and 23.5 miles per hour top speed. When Turbo mode is engaged, you get a 20 percent acceleration boost, but it only lasts for 30 seconds and requires a 30-second cooldown. However, the Turbo feature is not recommended for beginners, especially considering the abrupt jolt that happens when it disengages. All in all, the Backfire G2T is one of the best electric skateboards on the market. It has good stability and vibration absorption and is comfortable to use.

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The Arc Board

The Arc Board

If portability is much more important to you than performance, check out the Arc Board. Often considered the best electric penny skateboard currently out, the Arc Board is from a Singaporean outfit that offers excellent customer service. It’s a recommended last-mile solution during commutes, offering good speed and range. You can get it for around $700, but since it ships from Singapore, you’ll need to spend more money on international shipping if you live in the US.

At around 22 inches in length and 8.4 pounds in weight, the Arc Board is one of the most portable e-boards listed in this guide. You can easily carry it for daily commutes, but it’s best used on sidewalks since its 70-millimeter wheels don’t fare well on bumpy terrain. While limited in features, the included remote is responsive and easy to use.

The Arc Board has an 11.3-mile range and a 19.2 miles per hour top speed and can be used on slopes with a 20 percent incline. The acceleration is smooth while the brake is effective, with the regenerative braking feature allowing for longer rides. The Arc Board charges fast, reaching 80 percent battery in just 40 minutes, with a full charge taking only 70 minutes. This electric penny skateboard is not for everyone, though. It’s not recommended for beginners since balancing it can be really tough due to its small size. If you want a more beginner-friendly e-board, there are better options on the market.

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Winboard Lynx ChallengeWinboard Lynx Challenge

The Winboard Lynx Challenge is a well-built e-board that is easy to carry for daily commuting. While not as compact and lightweight as the Arc Board, it’s one of the more portable electric skateboards on the market, weighing 14 pounds. You can get this e-board for less than $1,000, and the best part is that it outperforms some of the more well-known and more expensive e-boards out there.

Measuring 28.3 inches long, the Winboard Lynx Challenge is a good-looking e-board, featuring a slim deck made of full carbon and boasting an IP65 rating for both water and dust protection. It has dual hub motors and comes with 90-millimeter wheels. While some have reported quality control issues with the trucks, the front truck and rear truck are both good. The wireless remote is easy to use and has responsive controls, but on the other hand, its build quality feels a bit cheap.

A suitable electric skateboard for running errands and for covering that last mile during commutes, the Winboard Lynx Challenge is fast and powerful. The marketed top speed is 25-28 miles per hour while the range is 20 miles. You can easily switch between the different speed modes using the remote, which also includes a forward/reverse switch. The Winboard Lynx Challenge can be fully charged in two hours, with its regenerative braking feature allowing for longer rides. It’s a great product overall and is well worth the money if you want a reliable e-board for everyday use.

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LinkyLinky

If you want an electric skateboard that is more portable than the Arc Board, check out the Linky. It’s a foldable e-board, making it unique among the products in this guide. It’s compact, lightweight, and air travel-friendly. It comes with a backpack, too, which adds to its overall portability. On the other hand, the Linky is expensive, selling for around $1,000. While there are many cheaper e-boards that offer better performance, none of them offer the same portability as the Linky.

The Linky has a sturdy and flexible deck that measures roughly 16 inches when folded. It weighs around 12 pounds, making it one of the lightest e-boards on this list. The deck is made up of two materials: bamboo for the top and carbon fiber for the bottom. There is an LED light out front, which can be easily turned on or off using the remote. The Linky has 83-millimeter wheels that stand out due to their red color. You need to hold on to the wheels when unfolding the e-board, which isn’t exactly the most sanitary method, but the folding mechanism itself is well implemented.

Good enough for 12 percent slopes, the Linky has a top speed of 18.6 miles per hour and a range of 12 miles. It has a regenerative braking feature and an easily swappable battery pack for longer rides. It charges fast as well, with 30 minutes of charge time already giving you 85 percent battery capacity. Using the integrated USB port, you can also use the Linky for charging your smartphone in case of an emergency.

The Linky is comfortable to ride on once you get used to its unique deck design. It has good vibration absorption and responsive controls. You can easily switch between the four speed modes using the remote. The iOS app support is also surprisingly good, with the companion app allowing you to view stats such as total trip time and average speed. Overall, the Linky is a great product. It’s a highly recommended e-board for those who put more stock in portability and don’t really need a very fast e-board for daily use.

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Boosted Mini XBoosted Mini X

Boosted is one of the most popular electric skateboard brands, offering a good selection of reliable and high-performance e-boards. Headquartered in Mountain View, California, the American company is known for its great customer service and good quality control. In addition to a standard 12-month warranty, Boosted also offers extended two-year and three-year protection plans for an additional fee.

A 29.5-inch shortboard, the Boosted Mini X is an excellent e-board for short commutes and running errands. It has a custom Deep Dish composite deck with a concave surface, a kicktail, and impact-resistant sidewalls. It uses a dual belt motor system and comes with 80-millimeter wheels that are built to last for a long time. At 16.8 pounds, the Boosted Mini X is heavy for a shortboard, though, which hurts its portability.

The pistol-shaped remote is well designed. It has responsive controls and includes several indicator lights for the e-board battery, the remote battery, and the connection status. Unlike some e-board remotes, there is no small display on the remote, which might disappoint some of you. The Boosted Mini X also has a companion app for both iOS and Android, but it doesn’t offer a lot of features, so don’t expect too much.

Featuring regenerative braking, the Boosted Mini X has powerful acceleration and smooth braking. It has a top speed of 20 miles per hour and a range of 14 miles, and it can tackle up to 20 percent slopes. You can choose between three ride modes, one of which is an energy-saving mode. The Boosted Mini X charges fast, too, with its one hour and 45 minutes charging time being one of the faster charging times among the products on this list. If you can spend around $1,000 on an e-board, this Boosted product is definitely one of the best options. The build quality and overall performance are both good, while the after-sales support is great.

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Metroboard Slim Stealth EditionMetroboard Slim Stealth Edition

The Metroboard Slim Stealth Edition is a 41-inch longboard suitable for covering larger distances, featuring a battery option that allows for a whopping 55-mile range. If range and battery capacity are the most important aspects to you, this e-board is for you. You get a decent amount of configuration options when ordering this product, with options for the battery capacity, the wheel size, and the lights. The basic setup sells for around $1,000.

In its basic setup, the Metroboard Slim Stealth Edition comes with 83-millimeter wheels, a battery rated for a 15-mile range, and 2-watt front and rear lights. It has a slim deck with an all-black color scheme that looks great. It weighs around 16.6 pounds with the default battery and has a maximum weight capacity of 250 pounds. The trucks are Caliber II 50-degree 184-millimeter Reverse Kingpin Trucks, while the wheels are Abec 11 wheels regardless of which size you choose.

The Metroboard Slim Stealth Edition has an advertised top speed of 24 miles per hour and a charging time of three hours with the regular charger for the 15-mile battery. It has good acceleration and braking and has good stability even at higher speeds. The included remote is good, though some of you might prefer a thumbwheel control for acceleration and deceleration. While not the most portable e-board, the Metroboard Slim Stealth Edition is a great option if you want an e-board with a good range and good maneuverability.

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Enertion Raptor 2.1Enertion Raptor 2.1

If you like to ride fast, check out the Enertion Raptor 2.1. It has an advertised top speed of 31 miles per hour, which is pretty accurate based on actual tests. That is easily the best mark among the products included on this list. Even when running in its slow mode, the Enertion Raptor 2.1 is still fast and can keep up with some e-boards that are already running in their fastest mode.

The Enertion Raptor 2.1 sells for around $1,600 and comes with a 12-month warranty, with the option to buy an extended parts warranty for an additional fee. A fast charger is already included in the package, unlike with some e-boards where a fast charger is sold separately. Enertion offers good customer support, but their quality control is not that great.

Featuring dual hub motors, the Enertion Raptor 2.1 is a great-looking e-board despite its minimalist black aesthetic. It has a solid 38.3-inch deck with a concave surface and a kicktail, along with carrying handles on both sides. It has a set of 90-millimeter wheels and a well-secured electronics and battery compartment. The Enertion Raptor 2.1 is very heavy, though, weighing around 25 pounds, which makes it one of the heaviest e-boards on this list.

The Enertion Raptor 2.1 is fast and stable and can easily go up 30 percent inclines. It has a marketed range of 25 miles, but unlike with the top speed, the advertised range is not very accurate. The e-board can be fully charged in less than three hours and features regenerative braking. There are only two speed modes to choose from, but both of them are useful, which can’t be said for some e-boards with more than three ride modes.

One of the more disappointing aspects of the Enertion Raptor 2.1 is the wireless remote. While it registers input precisely, it’s too basic, not to mention its build quality feels cheaper compared to the e-board itself. But other than that, there’s not much else to complain about the Enertion Raptor 2.1. If you can spend over $1,000 for an e-board, it’s definitely worth looking into.

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Boosted StealthBoosted Stealth

The Boosted Stealth is the fastest e-board in the current Boosted lineup, boasting a top speed of 24 miles per hour when set to the fastest ride mode. Unsurprisingly, it’s also the most expensive Boosted e-board, selling for around $1,600, which makes it significantly more expensive than the Boosted Mini X. Like all other Boosted e-boards, it comes with a 12-month warranty, with the option to buy an extended warranty.

A 38-inch electric skateboard, the Boosted Stealth has a discreet black-and-gray color scheme that looks nice. It has a composite deck that is more flexible than that of the Enertion Raptor 2.1 and comes with a set of 85-millimeter wheels. It has a well-secured electronics enclosure and durable front and rear trucks. At around 17 pounds, the Boosted Stealth is slightly heavier than the smaller Boosted Mini X. And unlike the Enertion Raptor 2.1, it does not have integrated carry handles, which makes it more cumbersome to carry.

The top speed is 24 miles per hour, but that is only possible when running in Hyper mode, a ride mode exclusive to the Boosted Stealth. The Boosted Stealth has regenerative braking and can go up 25 percent inclines. It has an advertised range of 14 miles, but the actual range depends on the ride mode, as the faster modes drain more battery, with Hyper mode obviously being the most battery-draining mode. Overall, the Boosted Stealth is a great product with good build quality, great performance, and decent app support.

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LaCroix JawsLaCroix Jaws

If you can spend more than $2,000 on the best electric skateboards, check out the LaCroix Jaws, which sells for around $2,500. It’s a high-end electric skateboard that is suitable for off-road riding, featuring 8-inch Kenda tires and powerful motors. It comes from a Canadian company founded by dudes who have years of experience riding different kinds of boards, including skateboards and snowboards.

The LaCroix Jaws is a 42-inch longboard that weighs around 29 pounds, easily making it the heaviest and least portable e-board on this list. Capable of accommodating riders up to 350 pounds in weight, it has an asymmetrical deck with concave feet docks. You can choose between two types of decks: a deck with a regular flex or a deck with a stiff flex. The LaCroix Jaws has a range of 24 miles and can be fully charged in two and a half hours.

While not the most affordable e-board out there, the LaCroix Jaws is an excellent product. The build quality is good while the performance is great. The company also offers good customer service, which is always a big plus. If you want an electric skateboard for off-road adventures and can afford to spend more than two grand on one, check out this LaCroix electric skateboard.

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