The Best Electric Skateboards – 2017

Welcome back to this updated version of "What is the best electric skateboard you can buy now in 2017?".
A year has gone by and the electric skateboarding scene has changed big time. Different brands came up with new boards raising the bar each and every time.

Let us be your guide

Choosing the best electric skateboard is a hard thing to do actually. There is so much choice and so much variety that it can be a difficult proce​ss. 

And this is exactly where we come into place! On this page you will find the best electric skateboards for your every need. Be that cheap electric skateboards, long range electric skateboards, off-road electric skateboards, the best commute electric skateboards etc...

We got you covered! Please read on​

I. Best Cheap/Budget Electric Skateboards

Let's face it, electric skateboards are very very very expensive. There are many reasons for that, one being that they are not yet popular enough to support mass production in order to cut costs.

There are however some first class electric skateboards for which you do not have to pay thousands of dollars. 

Let's take a look:

1. 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. Yuneec offers this, plus a very decent 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!

2. Acton Blink Lite

The Acton Blink Lite is the cheapest and lightest of the bunch.  
It is the perfect present for yourself or your kids. 

  • Range: 5 miles 
  • Speed: 10 Mph
  • Weight: 7.7 lbs
  • Power: 450W Hub Motor

If you are looking to get into electric skateboarding, need a ride to get around town/campus or just looking for the perfect present, the Blink Lite is the way to go without breaking the bank.

3. Acton Blink Board

The Acton Blink Board is actually the first electric skateboard put out by Acton. It's not perfect but it is a whole lot of fun. 

  • Range: 6 Miles
  • Speed: 15 Mph
  • Weight: 9lbs
  • Power: 350W Belt Driven Motor

Just like the Blink Lite, it is the perfect entry level electric skateboard. It has decent mileage and a good top speed. Just don't expect it to conquer any steep hills. 

4. Genesis Helfire

This board is a new entrant in the electric skateboarding world but has already set the tone.
It's a fast, long range and cheap monster. 

  • Range: 20 miles
  • Speed: 20 Mph
  • Weight: 16.5 Lbs
  • Power: 2X 250W Hub Motor

5. Airwheel M3

The Airwheel M3 is actually a DIY kit, you can screw it onto any deck you want. It is designed in a way that it feels very surfy, in short an awesome product!

  • Range: 20 miles
  • Speed: 20 Mph
  • Weight: 16.5 Lbs
  • Power: 2X 250W Hub Motor

This board or assembly kit is for people who want to transform their longboard into an epic electric longboard. The Airwheel M3 feels super surfy and is just a joy to ride on. The price is also just perfect, it won't break your bank. 

6.Atom H.6 Electric Longboard

The Atom H.6 is an absolute 2017 newcomer! Atom has been selling longboards for centuries and now they have jumped into the future by giving them POWER!

  • Range: 6.2 miles
  • Speed: 16mph 
  • Weight: 10 lbs
  • Power: 600W Hub Motor

We are definitely thrilled to see an original longboard brand join the electric skateboard market. You can be sure that the deck is good quality. The only downside is the not so fantastic range, but you'll get over that once you see how good this board actually handles!

II. The Overall Best Electric Skateboards In 2017

As we said before electric skateboards come in different shapes and sizes each catering to the consumers' specific needs and desires. 

In the previous sections we talked the cheapest electric skateboards. To end it all off we must conclude with the best of the best. These boards have it all; range, speed, looks but also a very steep price

With high performance, great quality and great prices comes great FUN. This is still the most important part of the sport/hobby.

The boards below are currently in 2017 best suited for all the above mentioned conditions, let's take a look​​...

Ranking

Board

Rating

Review

1

evolve wheels

Evolve Carbon GT

2

 Evolve Bamboo GT

3

Acton Quatro

Acton Qu4tro

4

Enertion Raptor 2

 Enertion Raptor 2

5

Boosted Dual+

Boosted Dual+ G2

6

inboard head lights

Inboard M1

1. 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 fairly light, 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.

2. 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: 31%
  • Weight: 17 lbs

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

3. Acton Blink Qu4tro 

The Acton Blink Qu4tro is 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

The QU4TRO will really belong in the top electric skateboard list. It's main selling point is its crazy stealthy design and the ability to climb mountains!

4. The Enertion Raptor 2

Enertion is an Australian one-man company. The owner still operates from his garage! During the years he managed to gain a big following in the Do-it-yourself community of electric skateboarding. This is mainly because of the high quality custom made parts he makes, but also because of the superb customer support and feedback.

Enertion also sells it's own electric skateboards; the Raptor. The Raptor 2 is at the moment being kickstarted.
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 Raptor comes in fourth but that really does not mean it is not as good as the Evolve Carbon GT. In fact they are quite similar. The raptor and the Carbon GT are the fastest of the bunch maxing out at 27 mph! That is really fast.. On the range part no one can beat the GT, although the 25 miles that the raptor churns out isn't to shabby either. Taking together all the specifications and one of the best customer supports out there, we are obliged to say that the Raptor is one of the best electric skateboards you can buy.

5. The Boosted Board Dual+ 2nd Generation (199w)

Boosted announced their new line of boards 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.