We are living in a world where time really matters. Therefore we thrive for seeking opportunities to save time whenever possible. Hence we like to travel fast, we love fast cars, fast bikes, fast planes and now we are looking for fast electric skateboards. Eboards have become more and more popular over the last years. They are very practical for commuting because they are small, mobile, convenient and above all really fun to ride.

When we introduce electric skateboards to people who haven’t seen them before we can expect that one of the first questions will be how fast they can go. Top speed fascinates all of us. The ability to drive and ride fast, the adrenaline rush and the power that is behind top speed is very enthralling. So, what is the fastest electric skateboard?

The officially fastest electric skateboard is the NGV Nextboard. It can speed up to 68 mph (110 km/h). Mischo Erban has set the Guinness World Record on an electric skateboard using a NGV Prototype. His top speed was 60 mph (96 km/h) but the e-board itself can go even faster! The company is located in Slovenia and now sells the NGV Nextboard on a commercial scale.  

In my article, I want to talk about the ten fastest electric skateboards on the planet. So which are the fastest electric skateboards on the market right now?

Top 10 of the fastest electric skateboards

I did a lot of research and came up with the list below. These are the fastest electric skateboards that are commercially available. Please note that there are a lot of DIY (do-it-yourself) eboards that can probably go faster than some of the models stated in the list below. However, I didn’t want to my article to be about single garage built boards (respect to all the builders out there) but rather on boards that are actually accessible. Note that the top speeds listed here are the manufacturer provided and advertised specs for their boards.​​​

Electric skateboard model Top speed in mphTop speed in km/h



NGV Nextboard68 mph110 km/h
Bioboards Thorium X448 mph77 km/h
Bajaboards45 mph72 km/h
Eskating Dual Beast Evo34 mph55 km/h
Lacroix DSS50+33 mph54 km/h
Meepo NLS Pro32 mph51 km/h
Enertion Raptor 2.128 mph45 km/h
Fiik Spine30 mph48 km/h
Exway X1 Pro29 mph47 km/h
Aeboard AE229 mph47 km/h
The Nextboard by NGV, the fastest electric skateboard which holds world record

Which factors determine top speed

The top speed of electric skateboards is determined by various factors. The most important ones are the riders weight and motor power. But also several other factors like battery power output, electric speed controller, gearing, and wheel size are essential. On top of that electric skateboards which can travel at very high speeds have to be built very consciously and with great quality. When riding at high speeds many parts of eboards experience a high temperature, physical stress and severe vibrations. Eboards which have higher top speeds need to have good trucks to avoid speed wobbles. They clearly need excellent brakes too! Fast boards just have to be stronger to stand up to the potential forces involved. Hence they have to be designed and manufactured diligently and with high-quality parts. But these reasons also lead to high prices. So be warned if you want to purchase an electric skateboard with top of the notch maximum speed you have to dig deep into your pocket.

  • Motor power: To get a high top speed we unquestionably need powerful motors. The more power a motor has, the quicker the electric skateboard can accelerate and the higher is the maximum speed. If you want to get a fast electric skateboard you need to take one with a powerful motor.
  • Battery power output: Strong electric motors are pretty ineffective if the battery doesn’t have the same power output as well. The motor can only deliver and transfer the amount of power it gets from the battery.
  • Riders weight: While electric skateboards alone have a tremendous power-to-weight ratio comparable to the fastest Tesla, eboards with the rider on it only produce power-to-weight ratios of a Toyota Prius. The bigger and the heavier a rider is the slower an eboard will be. This means, that large and heavy riders weights will not get you the advertised maximum speeds presented in the tables above and below.
  • Electric speed controller (ESC): The ESC is an electronic part and mechanism that regulates the drive and the speed of the motor. The ESC supplies the motor with the ideal amount of electric power, hence fast eboards need one capable and optimized for top speed.
      
  • Wheel size: Bigger wheels have a higher top speed but slower acceleration and less torque. Smaller wheels have lower top speed but quicker acceleration and more torque. Off-Road or all-terrain wheels will add a lot of riding comfort but also have a decreased top speed and significantly lower range cause its friction and drag.
  • Battery charge: The amount of charge in the battery will influence how fast an eboard goes as well. As power in the battery drains, its capability to reach and maintain top speed falls. Many eboard riders see a reduction in performance when the battery gets below a particular percentage.  
  • Gear ratio: an electric motor doesn’t need more than one gear, because it is high revving (20.000 RPM are still fine), it is efficient across a broad RPM range and it produces good torque from low RPM. An electric motor can easily be geared for top speed by still providing good torque and acceleration. Eboards which are designed to go fast need also a proper gear ratio (just belt motors). Hub motors are “direct driven” which means 1:1 drive ratio

NGV Nextboard

NGV Nextboard

The NGV Nextboard is the fastest electric skateboard on my list. It can go up to 68 mph (110 km/h). This is insane! Normal human beings only reach these speeds in cars, motorbikes, planes, or trains. The NGV is clearly designed for experienced downhill longboarders who want to feel similar speeds riding in a flat environment instead of riding downhill. Nextboard claims that they have renewed the classic longboard to a higher level by combining high-quality components. What makes their product so unique is the fact that it is the only electric skateboard in the world that is able to compete with conventional downhill longboards – when riding downhill –  in terms of reaching comparable speeds.

The NGV is powered by an electric hub motor that is fully optimized to deliver high top-speeds. The eboard has a 4-wheel drive (4WD) system, which provides enough torque for slow and uphill riding while delivering incredible final speeds over of 100 km/h.

The board is handmade and Nextboard states that they are only using high-quality parts. For the deck, they use carbon fibre which is extremely light but very durable at the same time. Additionally, the housing of the electronics is waterproof and the batteries are incorporated in the deck so you do not need to worry if rain catches you during a session!

NGV Nextboard

The NGV Nextboard has one very unique feature: They are using Li-Po (Lithium-Polymer) batteries instead of Li-Ion (Lithium-Ion) batteries. Why? You might be wondering. Well, Li-Po batteries have a higher discharge rate. This means that they can provide enough electric current for the 4 motors. Plus, compared to Li-Ion batteries they are small and light for the energy they are able to store. This combination allows them to achieve speeds in excess of 60 mph (100 km/h) and a cruising range of over 15 miles  (25 km), while keeping the board’s weight under 22 lbs (10 kg). Nextboard it the only company in this list that is using Li-Po batteries, therefore their board is by far the fastest.

But why aren´t other manufacturers using Li-Pos as well?

Downsides of Li-Po batteries: you need to take good care of your Li-Po Battery. These batteries are more sensitive to physical or temperature damage. If not handled properly they could even start a fire. Besides, you have to drain the battery to a certain percentage if you want to store it. So in a nutshell, Li-Po batteries are not impossible to handle but it requires more expertise and is less convenient. Obviously, e-skateboard companies want to sell a product which is easy to handle and maintain. Plus out of marketing and PR reasons they don’t want to be reliable for consumer accidents.

Nextboard claimes that it’s safe to use standard Li-Po batteries (mostly used for drones) ranging from 4S to 12S (14.8V to 44.4V).

In fact, the company has done a lot to achieve these crazy speeds. If you want to get more information check out their website.

NGV Nextboard Features

Specs

Top Speed22 mph (36 km/h) with 4S battery;
35 mph (55 km/h) with 6S battery;
47 mph (75km/h) with 8S battery;
68 mph (110km/h) with 12S battery
Range10 miles (16km) with one 6S battery;
20 miles (32 km) with two 6S batteries
Battery SizeDepends which you use
Motor Power4 x 2000W = 8000 Watts
Weight15 pounds (7 kg) + battery = 22 pounds (10 kg)
Max weight capacity309 lbs (140 kg)
Hill climbMore than 25% gradient
Price$ 2,995 (without battery)

Bioboards Thorium X4

Bioboards Thorium X4

Bioboards is a relatively new company from Sweden. It was founded in 2018 from DIY electric skateboard builders who wanted the best of the best. They could not find what they were looking for, so they decided to build the best electric skateboard (from their point of view). Their flagship is called the Thorium X4. The company states that the board has absolutely everything you could wish for in an electric skateboard. Like the name says it has a four-wheel drive. I think the specs will talk for themselves. But please keep in mind that the company is pretty new and the production volume isn’t very high so production and shipping time takes time.

Bioboards Thorium X4

Specs

Top Speed45 mph (77 km/h)
Range28 miles (60 km)
Battery Size756 Wh
Motor Power4 x 3600W = 14 400 Watts
Weight36,5 pounds (18 kg)
Max weight capacity350 lbs (160 kg)
Hill climb40 % gradient
Recharge timeNo info
Warranty1 year
Price$ 3500 – 4100

BajaBoards

Bajaboards

Actually, I’m going to talk about three different electric skateboards here. Because Bajaboard is the company and they offer 3 different models which are all high-end boards. The Bajaboard Pantera, Bajaboard G4X, and Bajaboard G4. The company is located in Australia and their boards enjoy a good reputation and have got great reviews. The first thing you will notice is the big wheels their boards have. These eboards are made for all-terrain or off-road adventures as well. It also has a special suspension system with shock absorbers which gives their boards the signature look. The remote controller is the most advanced and best-designed controller I’ve ever seen. You can customize every setting you can think of and it also has vibration warning. The controller will warn you when you’re low on battery or you’re going too fast, using with vibration. The board comes with integrated headlights and taillights. You will likely use the BajaBoard in much rougher and dirtier environments than your average e-skateboard. Remember that the production volume is not very high hens manufacturing and shipping will take quite some time.

Bajaboards

Specs

Top SpeedPantera: 45 mph (72 km/h)
G4X: 37 mph (60 km/h)
G4: 34 mph (55 km/h)
RangePantera: 28 miles (45 km)
G4X: 21 miles (34 km)
G4: 24 miles (39 km)
Battery SizePantera: 1100 Wh
G4X: 550 Wh or 900 Wh
G4: 550 Wh or 900 Wh
Motor PowerPantera: 4 x 3500W = 14000 Watts
G4X: no info
G4: no info
WeightPantera: 57 lbs (26 kg)
G4X: 55 lbs (25 kg)
G4: 44 lbs (20 kg)
Max weight capacity350 lbs (160 kg)
Hill climbPantera: no info
G4X: 45% grade
G4: 35% grade
Recharge timePanter: no info
G4X: 2 – 3.5 hrs
G4: 2 – 3.5 hrs
PricePantera: only on request
G4X: $ 3699 – 5099
G4: $ 2949 – 4349

Eskating Dual Beast Evo

Eskating Dual Beast Evo

The Dual dual Beast Evo has risen from the DIY (do-it-yourself) “esk8” electric skateboard scene. It is made from a guy named Alberto who is very active on the most popular eskate forum on the internet. This board has great reviews and an awesome reputation. Almost all of the forum members love this board. You have a lot of options to customize your board. For example, you can change the Drive setup (trucks, motor mount, pulleys etc…), you also can change the wheels from normal street wheels all the way up to big inflating all-terrain wheels, and of course, you can upgrade your battery as well. Please note that only with the upgraded battery you can reach the 34 mph (55 km/h).

Unfortunately, they’re not allowed to ship the battery pack overseas so the whole eboard is available in EU only. However, you can order the eboard without the battery overseas as well. Outside the EU you don’t have to pay the Italian VAT (Value-Added Tax) hence the board will be -22% less the price.

Eskating Dual Beast Evo

Specs

Top Speed34 mph (55 km/h)
Range25 – 47 miles (40 – 75 km)
Battery Size420 or 630 Wh
Motor Power2 x 3510W = 7020 Watts
Weight26 pounds (12 kg)
Max weight capacityNo info
Hill climb35 % gradient
Recharge time2 – 5 hrs (depends which charger)
WarrantyNo info
Price$ 1600 – 3390

Lacroix DSS50+ and DSS60

Lacroix DSS50+

Lacroix DSS50+ and DSS60 are probably the most hyped eboards on the internet. The two different models, the DSS50+ and the DSS60, just differentiate in battery capacity. If you search on the big electric skateboard communities, the “electric-skateboard.builders” forum and on Reddit on “r/electricskateboarding”, you will read many very positive reviews about these boards. Users love the smoothness, the power, and performance but also the customer service and support of LaCroix. It has a very long range, some users even say that they couldn’t even test the range because before the battery was empty their legs couldn’t stand eboarding anymore. On the companies website, they state that carving with the Lacroix can actually be a great Core workout.

Lacroix DSS50+

Designed by a big wave surfboard designer, the deck and enclosure were conceived as one. The deck is handmade out of Canadian maple by an artisan. The carbon fiber enclosure is carefully molded in a motorsports atelier. According to users the only downside of is its relatively cheap remote control. Some boards experience voltage sag. However, these boards normally get changed due to the great customer support

Lacroix DSS60 Review

Specs

Top Speed33 mph (54 km/h) (users say it can go faster)
Range20 or 37 miles (33 or 60 km)
Battery Size666 or 786 Wh
Motor Power2 x 3550W = 7100 Watts
WeightNo info (users say 28 pounds (12,7 kg))
Max weight capacity350 lbs (160 kg)
Hill climbNo info
Recharge time3.5 hours
WarrantyNo info
Price$ 2300 – 2900

Meepo NLS Pro

Meepo NLS Pro

Till now all the boards in my list well exceeded the price of $2,000. Well, now it comes to a big break. The fifth fastest electric skateboard is a board which only costs $700! Hence from the price, it is located in the mid-tier eboard range, but performance wise it beats well-known boards (like boosted boards) by far! The Meepo NLS Pro is the follower board of the Meepo NLS, an already pretty successful board. The company was founded in 2017 in China, so actually they are still pretty young, but they have made their name! Today they’re well-known in the market and in my opinion they are the market leaders of the budget board field. Their products are great and most of the users can only recommend Meepo. Shipping time is around 2 weeks. They offer free shipping to the majority of countries. The only drawback with Meepo is that the company is located in China so customer support is not the fastest. Understandably the English level of the employees is not top of the notch (mine neither). However, they are really eager to help and Kiran, the founder of the company, is very present on YouTube and Reddit.

Meepo NLS Pro Review

Specs

Top Speed32 mph (51 km/h)
Range20 miles (32 km)
Battery Size 336 Wh
Motor Power2 x 530W = 1080 Watts
Weight19 pounds (8,5 kg)
Max weight capacity300 lbs (136 kg)
Hill climb30 % gradient
Recharge time2.5 hours
Warranty6 months
Price$ 699

Enertion Raptor 2.1

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Enertion Raptor 2.1

The Enertion Raptor 2.1 is well-known and one of the most popular electric skateboards on the market right now. The company was founded in 2016 on Kickstarter and is based in Australia. But the company thrives forward and has learned from the mistakes they have made. Although they had some initial problems with inconsistent wheel formula, and range could vary greatly according to rider weight, the company has continued to move forward and has learned from the mistakes they have made. This can be seen in the fact that their supply has nearly caught up with the insane demand for the board, with newly ordered boards now expecting to reach customers within 4-6 weeks from order date. Unlike many other boards on the market, the Raptor 2.1 already comes with a fast charger as standard. Users say that the performance of the Raptor 2.1 is like expected and advertised. New customers can expect significant improvements in wheel quality, and although some users have expressed dislike for the small remote, it remains as one of the most reliable on the market. But all in all the Raptor 2.1 is recommended by a lot of boarders. It’s also water resistant in its design (although we’d never recommend people to ride in ANY wet conditions because it’s really dangerous!!) It also features the Enertion FOCBOX Unity, which is the same high-end motor controller that is now the motor controller of choice in many top-performance boards, like Lacroix, Kaly.nyc, and BioBoards.

Enertion Raptor 2.1 Review

Specs

Top Speed31 mph (50 km/h) (users say it can go faster)
Range25 miles (40 km)
Battery Size432 Wh
Motor PowerNo info
Weight25 lbs (11,4 kg)
Max weight capacity220 lbs (100 kg)
Hill climb30 % gradient
Recharge time2 – 3 hrs
Warranty1 Year
Price$ 1349 – 1599

Fiik Spine

Fiik Spine

The Fiik Spine is a piece of the Fiik Skateboards Company, based in Australia. The brothers Daniel and Mathew Quinn founded Fiik about 18 years ago. Hence, the company has experienced the electric board development journey since the childhood of the product. The deck of the Fiik Spine is made of specially engineered “carbon flex”. The materials provide a unique combination of stability, lightweight and flexibility. One unique feature of the Fiik Spine is its battery. It is not a Li-Ion battery like almost all of its competitors but a special “Lithium-Polymer battery (LiFePo4)”. I don’t know exactly what kind of battery this is – because normally Li-Po batteries are Lithium-Polymer and LiFePO4 batteries (Lithium Iron Phosphate). Maybe a typo or an error? If anybody knows more about this Lithium Polymer (LiFePO4) battery or whether you also think that this is a “typo” of the company please let us know in the comment section below.


However, the advantages of LiFePO4 batteries (let’s just consider that they mean these) are that they don´t have a lot of voltage sag and have a long life cycle. But on the other side, they are relatively new in the industry and are very expensive. Because of that, not many commercial electric skateboard companies use this kind of battery. Moreover, the battery pack is designed in segments. This design makes it essentially easy for the battery pack to withstand the physical stresses of a flexy deck and high-speed riding better. Some users say that the connection between the remote control and the eboard is not very stable, which is pretty dangerous. Make sure to research that before dedicating to this board.

Fiik Spine

Specs

Top Speed30 mph (48 km/h)
Range25 miles (40 km)
Battery Size231 Wh
Motor PowerNo info
Weight20 lbs (9 kg)
Max weight capacity220 lbs (100 kg)
Hill climb30 % gradient
Recharge time2 hours
Warranty6 months
Price$ 1750

Exway X1 Pro

Exway X1 Pro

The Exway X1 Pro is the follower board of the Exway X1. The Exway X1 enjoyed great popularity and X1 Pro, well, is obviously the improved version. It has a very stealthy and sleek design. All the components are built into the deck, hence at first glance, it looks like a normal longboard. The fully enclosed hub motor has a total of 2400 watts. The board is IP-55 rated and therefore officially water resistant. Although Exway had some initial problems with their battery (it experienced voltage sag), the company has learned from the mistakes and have upgraded the firmware. Now the output power is still high even if the battery is drained. Some users report that the deck is very stiff (not flexible at all). At higher speeds or rough pavement, the vibrations will not be dampened – which lowers the riding experience. Your feet and knees will have to get used to heavy vibrations. But Exway is aware of that and tries to counteract with big wheels and applying 3mm shock absorbing grip tape on the deck. The Exway App is also noteworthy it allows you to customize your settings, updating ongoing firmware and real on-time data output.

One unique feature about the Exway X1 Pro is its ability to change the driving system from hub to belt motors just in 5 minutes. This swappable drivetrain module is called the “Riot”. No other company that I know of offers this feature. Well done Exway!

Exway X1 Pro Review

Specs

Top Speed29 mph (47 km/h)
Range16 miles (26 km)
Battery Size193 Wh
Motor Power1200 W x 2 = 2400 Watts
Weight15 lbs (7 kg)
Max weight capacity300 lbs (136 kg)
Hill climb30 % gradient
Recharge time2 hrs 45 min
Warranty6 months
Price$ 999

Aeboard AE2

Aeboard AE2

The Aeboard AE2 is a solidly built budget board from a company called AEboard. They are located in China and have various boards which are recommendable. But of all the eboards from my list, I am most sceptical about this one and especially its high-speed claims. It doesn’t have very strong motors but allegedly the standard ESC (not the Hobbyking) can accelerate the AE2 til 29 mph (47 km/h).  I haven’t read or found a real-life review or video in which the advertised speed was tested. (If you own one and can tell us more about, please let us know in the comment section below)

Specs

Top Speed29 mph (47 km/h)
Range13 – 18 miles (21 – 30 km)
Battery Size227 or 288 Wh
Motor Power250 W x 2 = 500 Watts
Weight19 lbs (8 kg)
Max weight capacity330 lbs (150 kg)
Hill climb25 – 30 % gradient
Recharge time3 – 4 hrs
WarrantyNo info
Price$ 385 – 600

Challenges for esk8 manufacturers

A fast electric skateboard is not very easy to manufacture. Achieving higher-speeds on an electric skateboard requires special engineering. The motors, the battery pack, the brakes, the deck, the trucks, the wheel size, and the electric speed controller should be highly optimized to achieve trustworthy and efficient high speeds. As such, the majority of mass-produced electric skateboards are not going very fast. And that is okay – the majority of customers are not experienced and skilled enough to make a good choice in buying such fast boards.

The greatest hurdle for electric skateboard companies is to design and assemble an eboard that will not only achieve high speeds but will also last long enough to be a worthwhile purchase for their buyers. Remember that at high speed, the motor, the battery pack, and the braking system (especially the regenerative brakes) have to endure higher temperatures. Furthermore, the deck, the wheels, the trucks, and every other component on the e-board experiences vibrations and other physical stress that they need to resist.

These reasons make it quite challenging for electric skateboard brands to build eboards with high maximum speeds. This, however, does not mean that they are not trying. In fact, with each passing year, faster boards come to the market.

Advantages of fast electric skateboards

With fast electric skateboards, you are overall just quicker. You will get through towns and cities faster. The major advantage is that you have got more power. Even if you don’t use these high top speeds the boards with high maximum speeds are more powerful and therefore accelerate quicker. Normally you have more torque and acceleration too. So that means you can get up on hills easier.

Advantages of fast eboards:

  • Fast overall electric vehicle
  • More power
  • Better acceleration and toques
  • Better hill climbing ability  

Disadvantages of fast eboards

Fast electric skateboards have also disadvantages. If an e-board is fast it has to have a powerful motor and a powerful battery, and these components make the board heavier. You have to respect that with a fast electric skateboard you will get a heavy one too. The heavier parts and building structure will make the board bulkier as well. Besides, if you often use the available top speeds your board will probably not last a long time. The high speeds will produce lots of heat and increase the physical stress on the parts of your boards, hence the lifespan will be less. Another point to consider is that the faster your board is the smaller is the possibility that your electric skateboard is or will be legal at a future date. In most of the countries and states, electric skateboards are illegal to ride on the street. In many countries and states laws have not been made yet. So there is a pretty big possibility that at some point our eboards will be legal to ride. But these laws will probably be speed restricted.

  • Heavier
  • Bulkier
  • Small possibility that they are legal
  • Better for skilled riders
  • When ridden fast often the boards will not have not a long lifespan

What else to consider when buying a fast electric skateboard

Riding skills

Many of the boards on my list are not well suited for beginners. Some companies even advertise their boards as not amateur friendly. I don’t want to destroy the fun but you should have serious riding skills if you want to go fast. Almost all of the boards have different speed and riding settings so you don’t have to ride fast if you don’t want to.

Safety concerns

The kinetic energy of a moving object increases in proportion to the square of the speed. In other words, if you are travelling at 20mph (32 km/h) will get 4 times the damage (do 4 times the damage too) to someone riding 10mph (16 km/h). At 40mph (64 km/h) (and yes there are eboards out there that can reach this speed) you will have a 16 times higher impact energy!

Moreover, if you drive with higher speeds you have less time to react and your stopping distance will be longer too! If you double your velocity your stopping distance will be tripled.

Protective gear

If we crash we don’t have a thick protection layer out of metal as we have in cars. All we got is our protective gear (helmet, gloves, knee and elbow pads), our clothes and ultimately our skin to shield us. If you want to know more about the perfect helmets for esk8ting, check out my article here. Please ride with reasonable speed and always wear your protective gear!

How fast can other eboards go?

Maybe you want to know how fast other electric skateboards can go. Well, on average electric skateboards can go from 18 to 28 mph (29 – 45 km/h). If you didn’t like the boards I talked about here are additional fast electric skateboard models.

Electric skateboard model Top speed in mphTop speed in km/h



Evolve GTR26 mph42 km/h
Halobaord 226 mph42 km/h
Meepo NLS26 mph42 km/h
MetroboardX26 mph42 km/h
Ownboard W226 mph42 km/h

How to ride more safely when pushing the throttle

  • Practice and master your board’s braking
  • Train emergency braking techniques and to “fall right”
  • Make sure your batteries are charged (remote control too)
  • Make sure you’re being seen – (nighttime = light time)
  • Don’t ride beyond your skill level

Last words

So going fast on an electric skateboard is definitely not impossible. We now have seen that various super fast models are available to the masses. Just make sure you are wearing a helmet and proper protective gear when trying to push the limit on the throttle. Thank you for reading my article, I hope that you liked it! Stay safe!