“Kick, Push” is far more than a Lupe Fiasco song, it’s quite an effective way to navigate around town. However, as good as skateboards are, longboards are actually better suited to long-distance travel. Longboards are meant for cruising, sure, but they’re great for commuting across town. However, if you’re really in need of getting somewhere quick, there’s an even more efficient way to travel: the electric longboard.
As evidenced by its name, the electric longboard is just like a standard longboard but includes a small electric motor in its wheels to help speed you along. Some boards can hit speeds as fast as 25 mph, which means you can jet to the grocery store and back if you’re a city-dweller with relative ease. It’s just like those electric scooters you’ve seen around town, just far better price-wise and even easier to use. Most electric longboards have a dedicated controller you can use to speed up and down your trip.
However you plan to use your electric longboard, just make sure it’s one of these eight selections we’ve rounded up for you. You’ll be replacing kicking and pushing for sheer cruising soon enough.
1. RazorX Electric Longboard
Yes, the same company that made the scooter that Millennials loved as kids has made an electric longboard. Powered by its kick-to-start system, the 125-watt, rear-wheel-drive motor and lithium-ion battery will give you 40 minutes of continuous use at speeds as fast as 10 mph. The five-ply bamboo construction of the board itself provides a sturdy, yet light, board while the perforated grip tape ensures a smooth and controlled ride. Plus, the board ships as is, so there’s no need for any sort of construction after it arrives, which means you’ll be ready to roll as soon as it lands on your doorstep.
2. Teamgee H8 Electric Longboard
For those who want even more control over their longboarding experience, Teamgee’s H8 electric longboard has three different speed settings to toggle through to best help you set the pace, allowing you to go up to 15 mph when needed. Additionally, the battery display lets you know exactly where you are in your battery life so you don’t get stranded. The thin build of the board itself makes it only weigh about 12 pounds, which means it’ll be extremely easy to carry when you’re not actively using it.
3. AZBO Electric Longboard
MOST COMPLETE SET
Capable of fully charging within two hours, this electric longboard from AZBO can reach speeds of up to 17 mph thanks to its 800-watt motor. The top portion of the board is covered completely in high-density, waterproof grip to ensure high friction and anti-slip coating for safety as you careen around corners. The built-in handle also makes the board even easier to tote around from location to location. Plus this version comes with a complete set of protective gear including a helmet to make sure you’re safe while riding.
4. Alouette Phoenix Ryders Electric Longboard
BEST FOR BEGINNERS
This electric longboard from Alouette comes equipped with dual motors to give the user a top speed of up to 16 mph and is bolstered by its fixed speed cruise mode. The latter allows users to maintain a specific speed without using the accelerator, making it easy to use for those who aren’t quite as experienced with electric longboards. Plus the board has an extremely sturdy construction thanks to six layers of wood and one layer of bamboo for just a touch of flexibility.
5. MBS Atom Drop Through Electric Longboard
MOST RUGGED OPTION
Looking to hit the (off) road? This electric longboard from MBS is geared towards those who want to take up mountain boarding, which means it’s built to handle the ruff and tumble of a harsher environment. It might be a little much for city use, but you’ll get the best of both worlds should you decide you can’t choose between the two. However, there’s pretty much only one speed option, so what you trade in speed you gain in durability.
6. OppsDecor Electric Longboard
At under $250, this longboard from OppsDecor is a smart combination of features and construction. The wireless controller allows you to boost your speed up to 12 mph, with a run time of 10 miles. A full charge only takes about two hours to complete. Additionally, the seven-ply maple construction allows for good shock-absorption and only weighs about 11 pounds.
7. Boosted USA Boosted Stealth Electric Longboard
If you’re looking for the top of the top-tier, best of the best electric longboard, the Boosted Stealth from Boosted USA is your pick. With a top speed of 24 mph, a 14-mile extended travel range, and a built-to-last construction, it’s the pinnacle of electric boards. Other features include a dedicated hill-climbing mode that allows you to climb 25% grades with ease, five ride modes to tailor your riding experience, a composite deck for flex and grip, and regenerative brakes that will help you come to a smooth and complete stop no matter how fast you’re going. It’s basically the BMW of boards, giving you the best possible performance and experience.