Convert Your Board With An Electric Skateboard Kit

So you're looking to get into electric skateboarding or longboarding, but just don't have the guts or technical skills to build one on your own? Or you just don't like the fact that many esk8's are priced at $1000 and higher? 

Well there's a solution to that!​

Some companies out there have what is called electric skateboard kits for sale. These kits allow you to convert your standard longboard/skateboard into an awesome and powerful electric vehicle!​

Before we get into the hows and the whys we would like to show you guys the list of the best electric skateboard kits right now on the 2017 market:

The best electric skateboard kits 2017​

*Each kit is entirely analysed in the section underneath this table

Why go for and what is an electric skateboard kit?

Save time

Save Money

Customizable

Easily swappable

As said in the introduction making an electric skateboard is a long and difficult process... IF you start from scratch. 
You could take the easy way and just purchase an electric skateboard kit. 

This will allow you to:

  • Save time, because you do not have to do extensive research
  • Save money, because some of the good boards out there are very expensive. Also DIY can be very expensive if you want some degree of quality
  • Choose your own board
  • Swap to non-electric in a heartbeat

Airwheel M3 Electric Skateboard Kit

The ​Airwheel truly is something special. It is built to replicate the feeling you have when surfing.
The board has built in dampeners in the trucks to assure the smoothest ride. Riding with the big rubber tires also adds to this feeling.

The Specs​: 

  • 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.

Take a look at this video, it shows what kind of a smooth ride this board can give. Although the hanging battery back looks kinda shady...​

Eon by Unlimited Electric Skateboard Kit

Eon electric skateboard kit

​The Eon is a project by electric vehicle manufacturer Unlimited. The project got funded on Kickstarter for $335,789.65 a huge amount, but not as huge as what Acton accomplished in December

This project is all about simplifying electric skateboard and offering an easy plug-and play solution.
They currently offer 3 products:

Eon electric skateboard kit

The SOLO

Specs:

  • 22 mph top speed
  • 7.5 miles range
  • Extra weight of 3.3 lbs
  • 9% Hill climbs​

The CRUISER

Specs:

  • 22 mph top speed
  • 15 miles range
  • Extra weight of 4.6 lbs
  • 9% Hill climbs​

The R

Specs:

  • 22 mph top speed
  • 15 miles range
  • Extra weight of 6.4 lbs
  • 20% Hill climbs​

​As you can see the cruiser and the R have better range than the solo. Unlimited claims that the R does hill climbs of 20%. Which is pretty crazy, we'll see when they start shipping I guess!

The Mellow Drive

Mellow drive electric skateboard kit

This is probably our most preferred electric skateboard kit of all time. ​

The company is made out of German perfectionists. I mean German and Engineering, how on earth could this go wrong. From what we have seen on their youtube channel the quality they are going to put on to the market is going to be of a whole other level.

Go check them out on youtube they have put out lots of content on their Mellow Drive, really fascinating stuff!

Mellow drive 4x electric skateboard kit

The Mellow Drive is a plug and play solution. I consists of a one piece module; trucks, hub-motors, batterypack and speed controller enclosure. As with the Eon, the battery pack is replaceable. This has a lot of benefits, imagine unlimited range..

It is also really easy to change a battery pack, take a look:​

Specs:

  • ​25 mph top speed
  • 7.5 - 10 miles per battery pack
  • 3.5 Hours full charge, 45 mins with fastcharger
  • Extra added weight: 2.2 lbs

DIYelectricskateboards.com Electric skateboard kits

DIYElectricskateboard.com is a long time provider of electric skateboard parts.
They took some of the hassle out of electric skateboard building by providing you with these pre made sets. 

What is awesome about these sets is that the parts definitely fit.
Also it has a pre-welded motor mount on the trucks, awesome if you do not possess the needed welding equipment

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5300W Dual Motor Esk8 kit

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2650W Single Motor Esk8 kit

Enertionboard electric skateboard kits

Enertion boards is offering kinda the same sets as DIYelectricskateboards (or the other way around whatever you want). A lot of people like Enertion because of the good customer service the owner Jason offers. He still operates out of his garage in Australia, which has some charm.

Mono Drive R-Spec Pro +

Dual Drive R-Spec Pro +

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