- Last update: 3/12/2017

So you are looking for information or wanting to buy an electric skateboard, do you? Well you have come to the right spot. Electricboarder.com has been following the electric skateboarding scene ever since 2014 and we have reviewed almost any half decent board on the market. 

Before we get into the boards, let's cut the crap:

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Electric skateboards aren't cheap and we understand that for a lot of people out there, this is a big purchase.

 

Now what a lot of other pages out there are promoting in their top 10's, are the cheaper boards you can buy of Amazon.com. They do this to get more commissions out of you folks.  We also earn money this way, but we would never promote a bad board in our 'Best list'. 


Please for the love of god don't buy an Electric skateboard under 300$. This is called the false economy. It will fail on you and you will go on and buy a better quality one instead. Making your total spend 1200+ $, while it could have been only 1000 $ . 

(Looking to buy a board on Amazon? We wrote a guide about it)


But hey, that's why we are here! Honest, no nonsense reviews!

What you should look after in an electric skateboard

Having put that off our chest we can get into what it is that makes an Electric Skateboard actually good. 

First of all, you should decide for yourself what you are going to use it for.

1. Boards for fun, occasional use
When looking into boards for fun, you might not need the best of the best.

Depending on your budget we advice any of the boards in the 500 - 1400 dollars range.  (Going lower is possible but we don't advice it, don't come back and say we didn't warn you).

These boards are high quality enough to keep going, thus keeping it fun. 

2. Boards for commuting/ daily driver
Commute boards are different story. These boards can't fail on you and need to be very safe. Slapping down a few extra hundred bucks will only benefit you in the long run.

Some features to look for:

  • Good breaks that are responsive and hard but don't throw you off when emergency breaking. 
  • Good speed & acceleration so you don't slow down traffic
  • Good battery range. Depending on how far your commute is this feature will limit the amount of options you have.  
  • Build quality. Being your daily driver you don't want to end up with a broken truck in the middle of your commute. 

Whatever your use is, daily driver or fun, you have to make sure you buy from a reputable brand. Because not matter the quality, electric skateboards can break. And when that happens you will want to deal with a company that has superb customer support and service. 

From experience we know that you will probably fall into one of the above categories. Either you want it as a toy or you want it to get some serious use out of it.

What follows down below is a list of the best electric skateboards on the market. For each electric skateboard we explain why the board belongs on this list, complete it with some basic information and supply you with the links to do your own research or make a purchase*. 

*If you were to make a purchase based on the information you received on our site please do so via our links. We will receive a small commission which would help us enormously in the creation of new content and keeping this site alive. 

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13. Yuneec E-Go 2

The Yuneec is a board for people wanting to get into the sport but who don't want to spend a ton of cash immediately. We talked about the false economy in the beginning of this page. Well, with buying a Yuneec E-Go 2 you might make the smartest decision if you decide to go for a lower-end  board!

Let's take a look at some specs:

  • Speed: 12.5 Mph
  • Power: 400 W
  • Range: 18 Miles
  • Weight: 13.9 pounds

As you can see the Yuneec is rather slow and not that powerful. But if 13 mph is fast enough for you and there are no steep hills in your neighborhood than this might be the board you are looking for.

The low price point makes it an excellent choice price-quality wise!

12. Acton Blink Qu4tro 

The Acton Blink Qu4tro is going to be the newest addition to the Acton electric skateboard range.
It is the flagship of the company and set out to be a competition destroyer. 

As you might notice the board is still under development but the prototypes that have been built seem promising. 

If all goes well this might be the first 4WD (four wheel drive) hill conquering electric skateboard.

Let’s look at some specs:

  • Speed: 23 mph
  • Power: 4 Hub Motors
  • Range: 22 miles
  • Hill Grades: 31%
  • Weight: 17 lbs

A lot of high hopes for Acton's flagship model. At the moment of writing the board is already a couple of months overdue and still in testing pré-production phase. 

Let's hope the team at Acton delivers the beast they promised us!

11. Acton Blink S2

Where the Blink S is more an entry level board, the Acton Blink S2 is more of a complete electric skateboard. 

It's longer, giving more stability at high speeds. It has double the range at 14 miles and is propelled by 2 hub motors instead of one giving it that extra punch.

Let’s look at some specs:

  • Speed: 18 mph
  • Power: 1000 W, 2 hub motors
  • Range: 14 miles
  • Hill Grades: 20%
  • Weight: 15 lbs

In short a perfect board for someone who is looking to get the full benefits out of electric skateboarding, but isn't prepared to drop 2k$.

10. Acton Blink S

The Acton Blink S is a new entry level board made by Acton Global. It's part of the Blink series that got crowdfunded on Indiegogo in 2016.

The board is a smaller electric skateboard made for short commutes, getting around campus or for having fun with it. It's small and lightweight, making it easy to carry around. 

We also love the design with the integrated front and rear lights, making it safer to drive around at night or in traffic. 

It's not the most powerful board out there, but that's not what it was made for. 

Let’s look at some specs:

  • Speed: 15 mph
  • Power: 600 W, single hub motor
  • Range: 7 miles
  • Hill climb: 15 %
  • Weight: 11 lbs

If you're looking for more affordable board with OK quality and good customer support, then the Acton Blink S is never a wrong choice!

9. Evolve Bamboo One

The Evolve Bamboo GTX was something a lot of user were asking for.

It is the brainchild of the Bamboo GT and the Carbon GTX. 


A Bamboo board with a lot of flex and feel together with the range capabilities of the Carbon series.

As with the other Evolve series boards, you can easily convert this bad-boy to an All-Terrain setup. Which lowers the range and top speed but gives you more freedom of terrain. 

Oh, and did we mention the gold motors? Well either you hate it or you love it. 

Let’s look at some specs:

  • Speed: 27 mph
  • Power: 3000 W
  • Range: 31 miles
  • Hill Grades: 25% in GT mode
  • Weight: 17 lbs

8. Metroboard Slim Stealth

The Metroboard is one of the more sturdier and higher built-quality electric skateboards out there. The boards are all made in the US with extra care for durability. 

The most distinguishing feature of this board must be that 40 miles range, that's just totally crazy. We do have to note that it is not a stock feature, you will have to pay extra and carry an extra 6 lbs around. 

Metroboard is also known for giving super good customer service.

The specs are good as wel:

  • Speed: 24 mph
  • Power: 3000 W
  • Range: up to 40 miles
  • Weight: 16 - 22 lbs depending on the battery choice

7. Inboard M1

The Inboard M1 is a stunning solid board with good performance and handy features.

As with the Mellow Drive the battery pack is easily replaceable. A nice trend on which the other manufacturers ultimately will have to catch up on as wel. 

Some negatives of this board is that it's not flexible at all and that its fairly heavy. 

Let’s look at some specs:

  • Speed: 22 mph
  • Power: 2 Hub motors
  • Range: 7 Miles (single battery pack)
  • Hill Grades: 18%
  • Weight: 14.5 lbs

6. The Mellow Drive

Alright on to one of our favorite crowd-funded projects; the Mellow board. 

This 'board' is probably the best engineered one out there. The team at Mellow made sure that the end product was nothing but perfect. They started shipping mid-2017 and customer feedback has been nothing but awesome. 

You might have noticed that I put the word board between parentheses. That is because it isn't really a complete electric skateboard. It's a plug an play kit that fits under almost every longboard. But because it is so good we decided to give it a place in this list. 

Let’s look at some specs:

  • Speed: 25 mph
  • Power: 2 (or 4) hub motors
  • Range: 7-10 miles (replaceable battery pack)

One of the most awesome features of this board is the easy-to-replace battery. Check it out here

5. Evolve Bamboo GT 

The Evolve GT really is the perfect board. It is one of the boards we like the most here at ElectricBoarder. It stays true to the traditional wooden longboard feel. Add to that the insane power the GT motors output and you get the beast that is the Bamboo GT. 

The fact that you can slap AT wheels on this setup in under 5 minutes is also appealing to a lot of consumers. Heck, some actually never use the road wheels. 

Let’s look at some specs:

  • Speed: 27 mph
  • Power: 3000w
  • Range: 19 miles
  • Hill Grades: 25% in GT mode
  • Weight: 17 lbs

This really is one of the best boards to get in 2017. The only downside being that it is quite expensive... 

4. Evolve Bamboo GTX

The Evolve Bamboo GTX was something a lot of user were asking for.

It is the brainchild of the Bamboo GT and the Carbon GT. 


A Bamboo board with a lot of flex and feel together with the range capabilities of the Carbon series.

As with the other Evolve series boards, you can easily convert this bad-boy to an All-Terrain setup. Which lowers the range and top speed but gives you more freedom of terrain. 

Oh, and did we mention the gold motors? Well, either you hate it or you love it.  They are optional as wel, so if you hate it, just choose the black version.

Let’s look at some specs:

  • Speed: 27 mph
  • Power: 3000 W
  • Range: 31 miles
  • Hill Grades: 25% in GT mode
  • Weight: 17 lbs

3. The Boosted Board Dual+ 2nd Generation

Boosted announced the Boosted Board 2 almost simultaneously with the Evolve Carbon GT release. The new line of boards are improved on a number of places. Boosted always struggled with a rather low range. Although they say it is so their customers can take their boards on an airplane ( batteries of over 99Wh aren’t allowed). They now have replaceable batteries, a great option, giving you the possibility to double your range. A better drive train for improved torque. Greater connectivity and more.

Boosted has always been the choice for people looking for quality, a great engineered drive train and great customer support.

Let’s take a look at some specs:

  • Speed: 22 mph
  • Power: 2000W
  • Range: 12 miles
  • Hill Grades: 25 %
  • Weight: 15.5 lbs

As you can see, this board has great specifications but none in which it really is the best. It has no ‘best’ feature but thanks to its high quality and customer support it joins the ranks as one of the best electric skateboards.

2. The Evolve Carbon GT 

Evolve came out with this board in May 2016. It really revolutionized the electric skateboard scene due to its impressive specifications.
The Australian electric longboard company already had a good line-up of boards but by revealing the GT they really out-did the competition.

Let’s look at some specs:

  • Speed: 27 mph
  • Power: 3000w
  • Range: 31 miles
  • Hill Grades: 31%
  • Weight: 17.4 lbs

As you can see this electric skateboard is very powerful. It has a Dual motor setup which outputs 3000 W.
The battery can last as long as 31 miles, which is insane for a longboard. No other competitor does as good.
The electric skateboard is quite heavy, weighing in at 17.4 lbs.
We from electricboarder.com love the board for its specs but more so for it’s stunning design. The Evolve Carbon GT is without a doubt the best electric skateboard out there.

1. Enertion Raptor 2

Our number one spot is currently being held by the Enertion Raptor 2.

Enertion is an Australian one-man company. The owner used to operate from his garage focusing more on the DIY side of electric skateboarding.

With the launch of the Raptor 2, the company made a huge shift away from DIY and into mass production. 

When looking at the specs of the Raptor 2 you can clearly see why it stands on the number one spot. It is ridiculously fast, together with the Evolves one of the fastest electric skateboards on the planet, has a huge battery that can take you for 25 miles on a single charge AND it can tackle the steepest of hills.

Let's take a look at some specs:

  • Speed: 27 mph
  • Power: Very powerful dual hub motor set-up
  • Range: 25 miles
  • Hill Grades: Powerful enough to conquer the steepest hills
  • Weight: 19.8 lbs

The board features 2 hub motors designed by Enertion themselves. Hub motors aren't necessarily known for their torque and power output, but Enertion sure did a fine job.

Users describes some of the downsides being that it is a pretty heavy board and that it's not as long and 'longboardy' as other boards.

That's all folks

We hope that you now have a clear view over the electric skateboarding landscape. The list above features the best electric skateboards boards in the market on the moment. If you believe that we have missed a board, please contact us here.