Best Electric Skateboard 2020


What are the Best Electric Skateboard in 2020?

I know that the best electric skateboard doesn’t land just on one category and that there are so many out there in the market.

Every single e-board manufacturer is doing their best to design and build what they think is the most suitable for skaters.

For the purpose of selecting the right electric skateboards, I have gone through four (4) main aspects:

  • The design and accessories (so how it looks).
  • Quality of components.
  • Overall performance and,
  • Market price.

Of course, there would be other factors that you may find important to consider too but, lets be honest, this is what usually skaters will take a look.


Best Cheap Electric Skateboard

There are so many products out there that has been really difficult to select the best cheap electric skateboard.

From what I see and what the public rating is, these are three (3) very competitive ones: Maxfind Max 2, Ownboard Mini KT and Meepo Mini 2.

Maxfind Max 2

Maxfind Max 2 electric skateboard

Acton Blink S2Acton S2 lateral led lightsMeepo Mini 2 ER

Meepo Mini 2 best cheap electric skateboardRead full review EBsA

MOTOR, RIDING MODES & CLIMBING ABILITY

 Dual hub

24 mph (38 km/h)

1200w

Three (3)

Hobbywing

28%

 Dual hub

18 mph (28 km/h)

1000w

Three (3)

20%

 Dual hub

28 mph (45 km/h)

1080w

Four (4)

Meepo ESC 6.5

30%

BATTERY & CHARGING TIME

15 miles (25 km).

36v, 4.4Ah.

2 hr

14 miles (22.5 km)

36V, 4.4Ah

Lithium ion.

1.5 hr

15 miles (24.2 km)

36v, 4.5Ah

2 hr

WHEELS

 90 mm

78A

 83 mm

84A

 90 mm

78A

DECK (L) AND CARRYING WEIGHT

 Plastic composite

31″ (80 cm)

80 kg

 Maple wood

31″ (80 cm)

90 kg

 Canadian Maple

30″ (76.2 cm)

100 kg

OVERALL WEIGHT
6.5 kg6.8 kg8 kg
ADDITIONS & PRICE
 None

$450 – 500 USD

 Led lights on sides

$550 – 600 USD

 None

$400 – 450 USD

From the table above, clearly the three (3) main models are very similar. Lets see the main points:

  • The look

It is not hard to say that if I get to choose one of them for the way they look, I would go with the Maxfind Max 2.

It has a great finish, a beach style sleek design and a well carved deck.

On the other hand, the deck seems to be flexible enough to give you a descent comfort while skating.

  • Quality of components

On the quality of components, both Max 2 and the Meepo Mini 2 are interesting, however I would be inclined with the Mini 2.

It seems to have better technology, which provides the e-skater more riding alternatives.

Regardless of the above, I like the motherboard used in the Max 2, since Hobbywing is known to provide with great connectivity and responsiveness.

  • The performance

In terms of the performance, the Meepo model seems to deliver better numbers than its direct competitor – higher top speed, better climbing ability, more carrying weight.

Lastly, the price. I’m actually surprised that the less interesting model out of the three (3) is the more expensive one. Maybe the inclusion of the led lights makes it appealing.

 

Best cheap electric skateboard verdict

From the models I have listed above, overall I believe that the Meepo Mini 2 ER version is the best cheap electric skateboard in 2020.

Meepo Mini 2 best budget electric skateboard

As mentioned before, the features and stats this e-skateboard offers to the user are interesting enough for the investment.

I would dare to even say that its performance and quality of components can offer very similar benefits to what the Boosted Board Mini X has.


Best Off Road Electric Skateboard

Another category that is worth discussing is what the best off road electric skateboard is.

For this topic, I got to say that only electric longboard are made to be off road, since the deck is more suitable to fit wheels bigger than 90 mm.

NOTE

“Off road” is an electric skateboard that, aside from the usual paved ground, it can also be taken onto small to medium size gravels and perform well on wet surface.

For me, “all terrain” means any e-board that includes all of the above and also can tackle rough grounds full of root trees, medium to over size gravels, clear uneven surfaces.

With a clear difference between the two (2) categories, I have selected three (3) ideal candidates: WowGo 3x, Ownboard W2 and Metroboard X.

WowGo 3X

WowGo 3X eboard

Ownboard Bamboo
Ownboard Bamboo off road

Metroboard X

Metroboard X off road electic skateboard

MOTOR, RIDING MODES & CLIMBING ABILITY

Dual belt

24 mph (39 km/h)

1200w

Four (4)

Hobbywing V2

30%

Dual belt

24 mph (38 km/h)

1500w

Three (3)

Hobbywing

30%

Dual belt

26 mph (42 km/h)

2200w

Variable modes

35%

BATTERY & CHARGING TIME

Samsung Li-Ion

14 miles (23.5 km).

36v, 4.4Wh.

3 hr

Sanyo.

19 miles (30 km)

36V, 14Ah lithium ion.

5 hr

LG MH1

36v, 16Ah

30 miles (48 km)

3.5 hr

WHEELS

120 mm

cloudwheels

78A

120 mm

Cloudwheels

78A

120 mm

Cloudwheels

74A

Aluminum trucks

DECK (L) AND CARRYING WEIGHT
Flexible bamboo and fiberglass

38″ (96.5 cm) length

130 kg

Fiberglass bamboo

39″ (99 cm) length

100 kg

Carbon fiber

47″ (119 cm) length

135 kg

OVERALL WEIGHT
8 kg11 kg13 kg
ADDITIONS & PRICE
None

$700 – 750 USD

Tools and extra belts

Rear led light

$950 – 1000 USD

Lights around the deck

Tools

AT wheels included

No cloudwheels included

$2500 – 2700 USD

Interesting points seen in this table. At first glance, you would maybe know what e-board is outstanding but better if we look on the main factors.

  • The look

From the three (3) above, the is no question that the chick magnet would be the Metroboard X. It is sleek, great colors, bad ass.

  • Quality of components

This is a tough one. Every single one of them have good parts and the technology used is the minimum expected.

The deck, the battery, the motherboard have been built using the expertise of known brands, therefore the whole system delivers what is required.

Nonetheless, I like all the inclusions the Metro Board has. They knew this off road electric skateboard would be put onto a lot of pressure so having top components was paramount.

  • The performance

Looking at the numbers each one delivers, again the X model goes well beyond the other two (2) competitors.

Clearly the introduction of a powerful motor could be what all e-skater expect. For this, the performance of the other components needed to be high.

 

Best off road electric skateboard verdict

I’m sure there are so many more models to look at but for now and based on the users thoughts, the above 3 were the shortlisted ones.

Metro board X best off road electic skateboard

I guess there is not much to tell after going through the main 3 aspects above.

I know the deal breaker factor is going to be the cost, which means you may look somewhere else when thinking about the Metroboard X price.

If you really invest in it, you know that you are paying for a good product without question.

In case you are not able to get to that price point, then the Ownboard Bamboo AT could be the one. Why? yeah, the WowGo 3x is great too but the Ownboard model can be fitted with all terrain wheels. That is a bonus really.

All in all, from my point of view, the best off road electric skateboard is the Metro board X model.


Best Mini Electric Skateboard

Maybe not the most popular for top electric skaters that may love speed, but they are a good alternative as a budget electric skateboard.

Mini electric skateboards are, in fact, becoming more attractive among teenagers. Nevertheless, due to their small size, they could be perfect for kids.

As you know, I don’t like to list low quality e-boards, that is why I will compare the top models in the market: boosted mini x, Exway Wave and , coming behind, the Neutrino Voyager.

BOOSTED MINI X

Booted Mini X e skateboard best quality componentsRead full review EBsA

NEUTRINO VOYAGER

Neutrino Voyager mini electric skateboard best look

EXWAY WAVE (Riot)

Exway Wave Riot best mini electric skateboard

MOTOR, RIDING MODES & CLIMBING ABILITY

Dual belt

20 mph (32 km/h)

1000w

Three (3)

Hobbywing

20%

Single hub

12.5 mph (20 km/h)

350w

One (beginner)

15%

Dual belt

23 mph (37 km/h)

1000w

Three (3)

FOC ESC

25%

BATTERY & CHARGING TIME

36v Li-Ion

14 miles (22 km).

4.4Ah.

1.5 hr

7 miles (11.5 km)

36V, lithium ion.

2 hrs

36v

15 miles (24.2 km)

4.4Ah

3 hrs

WHEELS

80 mm

78A

75 mm

84A

85 mm

80A

DECK (L) AND CARRYING WEIGHT

Poplar fiberglass (low flexibility).

29.5″ (74.9 cm) length

100 kg

Fiberglass (medium flexibility)

28″ (71 cm) length

90 kg

Maple wood and fiberglass (low flexibility)

29″ (76 cm) length

100 kg

OVERALL WEIGHT
7 kg3.8 kg6.9 kg
ADDITIONS & PRICE
None fitted

$950 – 1000 USD

None

$150 – 200 USD

Real light only

$700 – 750 USD (standard model)

This table shows a clear difference between the three (3) best mini electric skateboards. I guess the way to select one is by reviewing the following factors:

  • The look

Both, the Wave and the Mini X are very attractive, with well define lines and sturdy structure. But a love simplicity and I think that the Voyager looks good.

The deck is clean and the fiberglass makes is look betters. In this case, I would be inclined with the Voyager electric skateboard.

  • Quality of components

All the three (3) models have good references as in the quality of components used to motorized the board.

I think it is very tight what the Mini X and Wave offer. Regardless of that, I would go with technology that has been in the market for some time (Hobbywing).

Surely the FOC ESC used to control the Wave e-board is good, but haven’t seen any other brand using this tech so I don’t have much of a reference.

  • The performance

For the performance side, there is better specs for the Exway Wave Riot that any of the other two (2) e-boards.

I know there is not much of a difference between them but the climbing ability and higher speed is what sounds better for me.

 

Best mini electric skateboard verdict

It is not easy to see a clear brand that stands out from the other one. If you are looking for a budget electric skateboard, I’m sure the Neutrino Voyager is a great alternative.

Exway Wave Riot best mini electric skateboard

On the other hand, if you are looking for good performance in a small e-skateboard, the Exway Wave Riot is the one.

And, as I said always, the price is the final point. For all what is offered by the Exway Wave, I think it will be the best mini electric skateboard in the market for now.


Best All Terrain electric skateboard

As mentioned above in the best off road e-skateboard section, the all terrain category is different.

Those ones that love the outdoors and go on harsh terrains, should check the following electric lonboards: Carbon GTR, Lacroix Nazaré™ and the Ranger X2 from Backfire.

I have listed these three (3) because I love an easy to ride e-board. I know there are other ones like the Hoyt Skate and Bioboards ones but they have to much stuff.

EVOLVE CARBON GTR

Evolve GTR Carbon e-skateboard Read full review EBsA

LACROIX NASARE

Lacroix Nazaré™ electric longboard all terrain

 BACKFIRE RANGER X2

Backfire Ranges X2 all terrain electric lonboard

MOTOR, RIDING MODES & CLIMBING ABILITY

Dual dual

22 mph (35 km/h)

3000w

Four (4)

25%

Dual belt

39 mph (60 km/h)

6500w

Three (3)

40%

Dual hub

22 mph (35 km/h)

2400w

Three (3)

30%

BATTERY & CHARGING TIME

Samsung Li-Ion

18 miles (30 km).

36v 504Wh.

4.5 hrs

28 miles (45 km)

48V, 2178Wh

Lithium ion.

3 hrs

Sanyo Li-Ion

18 miles (30 km)

36v, 454Wh

3 hrs

WHEELS

178 mm

Rubber

200 mm

Rubber

165 mm

Rubber

DECK (L) AND CARRYING WEIGHT

Carbon Fiber

39″ (101 cm) length

100 kg

Maple wood plus fiberglass

42″ (106 cm) length

158 kg

Maple and glass-fiber

40″ (102 cm) length

110 kg

OVERALL WEIGHT
10.7 kg17.7 kg10.8 kg
ADDITIONS & PRICE
None but you can buy separately

$2000 – 2100 USD

2 Front lights

$3300 – 3350 USD

Front light

$1150 – 1200 USD

It is quite interesting what the table shows as there is a clear difference with the Lacroix model.

  • The look

To be honest, none of them are appealing to me. The GTR and X2 models are actually very similar to each other. The difference is the battery mainly.

As for the Nazaré™ model, it looks like a rally dakar truck. I guess, that is what the brand wanted to inspire – an all terrain e-board ready for everything.

From the above mentioned, I would say the GTR is the one I would choose from.

  • Quality of components

I’m not going to lie; the Nazaré™ one has really interesting components that makes you think they are good quality.

At least, that is what you need in order to travel at 60km/h (max speed – too high though).

What I like most is the titanium parts. This is a key factor for this all terrain electric longboard. It helps with the overall weight and also, it is a quality material.

  • The performance

Undoubtedly, the Lacroix e-board is miles away better than its counterparts. Its components were designed to deliver maximum performance while skating.

The other thing that is impressive is its weight. Wow, it is very heavy, which I reckon is a bummer.

 

Best all terrain electric skateboard verdict

Perhaps the comparison between the GTR and X2 Ranger e-boards was not fair against the Nazaré™ model. Clearly, this last one has a lot more power and quality components that are reflected on the price.

Having said that, from the three (3) models, the Nazaré™ could be the best but, by looking at the Metroboard X (an off road electric longboard but with the possibility to be all terrain (compared above)), it could be a good fit for comparison.

Even though, the Board X was built to deliver the best performance for the average e-skater, the Lacroix eboard still has better specs.

To be honest, I think the specs of the Lacroix model are nice but way to much for a safe ride.

All in all, I think that if you have the budget and want good performance, go for the Metro Board X, otherwise I go invest in the Evolve Carbon GTR.

Why?

I think a deck with neutral flexibility is a good option since it will offer a comfortable ride, even on rough terrains.


Best Electric Skateboard Wrap Up

In reality, there is no right or wrong on selecting the best alternative to skate on or off the streets.

All lands on your preferences – speed, comfort, distance to cover, accessories. I know that the electric skateboards and longboards listed on each section are for now the most appealing ones; not only for me, also the general e-skater.

The last thing to keep in mind is investing in safety; just a few dollars more to ensure a peace of mind.

What ever you decide at the end, the best electric skateboard in 2020 should have good quality of components and a descent performance.


 

Jono

Hi! I'm Jono from eBoards Advisor. What can I say? I'm a 25 year old school skater that loves the sport. Now with a motor and a battery to power it, this industry has just gone to a next level of entertainment! That is why I'm here; to give you some advise and tips from my point of view and have some fun while trying it.

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