This is one of the most important questions when we want to decide which e-board we want to buy. For daily commutes or long trips, the range of an electric skateboard is crucial. So, how far can an electric skateboard go?
Depending on the model, electric skateboards can go up to 12-20 miles on average without charging. High models can go up to 50 miles. However, these advertised range claims are stated by the manufacturers and it doesn’t necessarily mean that the e-boards will last that many miles. The range of electric skateboards is determined by a lot of factors. The most important one is the battery size. Factors that impact the range also are: driver’s weight, average speed, uphills and downhills, the motor power, wheel size, wind, and outside temperature.
Which electric skateboards have the longest range? What determines an eboards range? Can I increase the range of my board, if yes, how? Let´s dive into this topic! At the end of this blog post, I will give you 4 tips for increasing the range of your eboard.
Table of contents
- How far can different models of electric skateboards go on a full charge?
- Range determining factors dependent on the board
- Battery size
- Motor type and power
- Age of battery
- Advertised vs real range of electric skateboards
- E-board range factors – which are dependent on you
- Total payload – the weight of you plus protection gear
- Riding Habits
- Average speed
- Other Factors
- Location – Terrain
- Outside temperature
- Electric skateboards with the longest range
- How can you increase the range of your eboard? 5 tips
- Final words
How far can different electric skateboard models go on a full charge?
I did some research regarding the most popular and in my opinion the best electric skateboards and created a table with e- board type, their battery size and advertised range in miles and kilometres stated. If you miss an e-board or believe that I should add other boards a well, please let me know in the comment section below.
Some eboard companies try to hide the real size of the battery and therefore just display a range or the battery size with ampere-hours or voltage numbers on their website. I did some research and calculated the real battery size in Watt-hours (Wh) and have put it in the table above. This took me quite some time. The battery size of eboards varies from around 100 to 2000 Wh.
|Electric Skateboard Model||Range in miles||Range in km||Battery Size in Watt Hours (Wh)|
|Acton Blink Qu4tro||22 miles||35,4 km||240 Wh|
|Aeboard AT2||13 – 20 miles||21 – 32 km||288 – 576 Wh|
|Aeboard GT||17 miles||28 km||504 Wh|
|Backfire Galaxy G2t||15 miles||25 km||216 Wh|
|Backfire Ranger X1||21 miles||33,8 km||504 Wh|
|Bajaboard G4||24 miles||38 km||900 Wh|
|Bajaboard G4X||21 miles||34 km||900 Wh|
|Bajaboard Pantera||28 miles||45 km||1100 Wh|
|Bajaboard S2||37 miles||60 km||1000 Wh|
|Bioboard Thorium X||50 miles||80 km||704 Wh|
|Boosted Board Mini S||7 miles||11,3 km||99 Wh|
|Boosted Mini X||14 miles||22,5 km||199 Wh|
|Boosted Plus||14 miles||22,5 km||199 Wh|
|Boosted Stealth||14 miles||22,5 km||199 Wh|
|Enertion Raptor 2||25 miles||40,2 km||432 Wh|
|Evolve GTR (new)||31 miles||49,9 km||504 Wh|
|Evolve GTX||31 miles||49,9 km||360 Wh|
|Evolve GT||19-31 miles||31 – 50 km||234 – 360 Wh|
|Exway X1 Pro||16 miles||26 km||193 Wh|
|Inboard M1||7 miles||11,3 km||97 Wh|
|Kaly NYC XL 2.0||24 miles||38 km||700 Wh|
|Kaly NYC XL 40||42 miles||68 km||1300 Wh|
|Kaly NYC XL 50+||55 miles||88 km||1732 Wh|
|Lacroix DSS50+||37,5 miles||60 km||786 Wh|
|Lacroix Jaws||24 miles||38 km||726 Wh|
|Lacroix Nazaré Lonestar||60 miles||97 km||2178 Wh|
|Lacroix Nazaré||37 miles||60 km||1089 Wh|
|Meepo NLS||14 – 17 miles||23 – 27 km||180 – 288 Wh|
|Meepo NLS Pro||20 miles||32 km||336 Wh|
|Meepo City Rider||16 miles||25 km||504 Wh|
|Meepo V3||11 – 20 miles||18 – 32 km||144 – 288 Wh|
|MetroboardX||30 miles||48 km||576 Wh|
|OneWheel + XR||15 miles||24 km||324 Wh|
|OneWheel Pint||7 miles||11,3 km||no official info|
|Ownboard GT/AT||19 miles||30 km||504 Wh|
|Ownboard W2||15 miles||24 km||324 Wh|
|Ownboard W1S||12 – 19 miles||19 – 31 km||144 – 292 Wh|
|Riptide Boards||7- 14 miles||11 – 23 km||97 – 199 Wh|
|Starkbaord||12 miles||19 km||208 Wh|
|Teamgee Boards||8 – 11 miles||13 – 18 km||126 Wh|
|Verreal V1S||9 – 19 miles||14 – 30 km||157 – 302 Wh|
|Vestar Black Hawk||32 miles||51 km||630 Wh|
|Vestar NightFury||30 miles||48 km||504 Wh|
|WowGo 3||13 miles||21 km||216 Wh|
|WowGo 2S||10 – 22 miles||19 – 30 km||144 – 306 Wh|
If you’ve liked this table than check out my ultimate Sortable eboard Comparison Table here. I have even built a Drag and Drop Tool with which you can compare your favorite electric skateboard models! It took me days to create it, you will love it!
Range determining factors dependent for an Electric Skateboard
The range of electric skateboards is determined by a lot of factors. The most important one is the battery size but the motor power, wheel size, wind are all variables in this question too.
The battery size is clearly the most important factor when it comes to range. The bigger the battery the more range you get. The size of the battery is directly analogous to the size of a car’s gas tank. But it’s also important to distinguish between different battery brands, types and setups. Battery capacity is usually measured in Watt-hrs. Watt-hrs = volts x amp-hrs
When you are looking at adverts for electric skateboards, you may find some where battery capacity is only stated in amp-hrs. This is insufficient, as it does not include the voltage, so it does not display the genuine energy capacity. So if a board is displayed with a 36-volt battery, with a capacity of 9 amp hrs, then the true size of the battery is 9 x 36, that is, 324 Wh.
Some eboard companies try to hide the real size of the battery and therefore just display a range or the battery size with ampere-hours or voltage numbers on their website. I did some research and calculated the real battery size in Watt-hours (Wh) and have put it in the table above. The battery size of eboards varies from 90 to 700 Wh.
Watt-hrs are great because these determine the range of your board, that is, how far you can go.
- Board X has a 36 Volts and 6 AH battery = 216 Wh.
- Board Y has a 24 Volts and 9 AH battery = 216 Wh.
- Board Z has a 42 Volts and 12 AH battery = 504 Wh.
Boards X and Y have a similar amount of energy. If board X and board Y have equal motors and riders, they will perform in a very similar fashion. The bike with the higher voltage battery will accelerate faster and climb better – but that will be at the expense of some of that energy. On the other hand, board Z will not take you much further. It has a longer range.
I have written a battery guide if you want to learn more about this topic check it out here.
Motor Type and Power
Obviously, the motor type and motor power output are crucial factors on electric skateboard range as well. We can distinguish between a single, dual, and Quattro motor setups. The more motors you got and the more powerful the motor is the faster it drains the battery. So a powerful motor provides your electric skateboard wich speed and it may be exciting to ride but also limits the range. Apart from that, the age of motor also plays a part when it comes to the range. An inefficient motor that wastes energy with friction or other malfunctions will decrease the range significantly
The wait is another obvious factor in determining the range of an electric skateboard. The more weight the motor has to carry the more power and electric juice it needs which results in less range. The board may weigh 15 to 28 pounds (6,8 to 12,8 kg), but you are sure to weigh a lot more than that. So your own load is the most important weight variable. It is interesting that board manufacturers battle to shave a pound or two off the weight of a board, when in fact most human beings can afford to lose between 5 and 50 pounds – which could make a significant difference to the range.
But manufacturers are still battling against heavyweights for another reason. You still have to carry or lift your board sometimes. Therefore companies try to hold the weight of an electric skateboard as much down as physically and financially possible. I crafted a blog post about electric skateboard weight and also added a comparison table, check it out here.
Wheels and wheel size also interfere with eboard range. With big wheels, you have higher top speed, but accelerate worse than with small wheels. Off-road or all-terrain wheels result in more drag on pavement so they have less range too. Companies and experienced riders say that the range reduction when using off-road wheels is from ⅓ to ¼, so the drop in range is quite significant. If you got off road wheels be sure to inflate them properly because under-inflated tires will decrease range.
- Bigger wheels have a higher top speed but slower acceleration and less torque
- Smaller wheels have a lower top speed but faster acceleration and torque.
- Off-Road wheels will add comfort but also have less top speed and decrease range significantly cause its drag
Age of battery
The older the battery the worse the battery storage capacity. If the board and battery are maintained properly then a Li-Ion Battery (Standard Battery) will last for 300-1000 charge cycles before reaching 80% of it’s capacity (the international standard to rating cycle life). That means if you use your electric skateboard daily the battery will last for about 1-3 years. I have written a battery guide if you want to learn more about this topic check it out here.
Advertised vs real range of Electric Skateboards
Inside the table, at the beginning of the blog post, you can see the advertised ranges stated by the manufacturing companies. But are these advertised ranges correct? In many real-life tests, riders have reported that the advertised range isn’t really genuine. In fact, sometimes they are downright exaggerated, and may even be three times higher than the reality. There is NO standard to control manufacturers, so it’s pretty much still the Wild West when it comes to range claims.
When you think about it, it is impossible for electric skateboard range statements to be completely accurate. There are too many factors which make it differ from person to person. These include:
- The rider’s weight
- What terrain they’re cycling over
- Riding habits
- Wind conditions
- Outside temperature
E-board range factors – which are dependent on you
Total payload – the weight of you plus protection gear
One of the most important factors when it comes to electric skateboard range is the weight that your electric skateboard has to carry. In other words the total payload. That means the weight of the rider plus protection gear. The board may weigh 15 to 28 pounds (6,8 to 12,8 kg), but you are sure to weigh a lot more than that. So your own load is the most important weight variable. The slimmer the rider is, the longer the journey will be.
With adequate riding habits, you can save a lot of power. What does an adequate riding habit mean?
Range increasing and power saving riding habits:
- Try to avoid a lot of stop and Gos
- Try to accelerate smoothly
- Try to avoid hill starts, these will drain a lot of power
- Kick-push the board to support the acceleration (especially when starting)
- Ride with low speeds
The faster you go the faster you drain the battery. That is because air resistance raises with to the second power. If you want to have a long-range you should drive conservatively at slow speed.
Other Factors eskate Range determining factors
Location – Terrain
If you have to climb a lot of hills it will decrease your range obviously as well. The conditions of the terrain will heavily dictate how much work any vehicle has to do to move from one point to the other. Riding your board on a sleek, asphalt road will put it through less pressure than driving it on sand or dirt.
Most of the advertised ranges are tested in a flat environment. Don’t expect that the range will be the same in hilly and mountainous areas.
The wind is another circumstance which interacts with electric skateboard range. A strong wind will obviously decrease your range if you have to drive against it and increase if you drive with the wind.
The temperature has an impact on battery capacity. Lithium-ion batteries like warm more than cold temperatures. If you live where it is seasonal then expect that your electric skateboard has a shorter range in the wintertime. E-boards will get about 15% less range from a battery in winter than on a warm sunny day.
Electric skateboards with the longest range
A very desirable feature when buying an e-board is obviously a long range. I have written a big guide on the Best Long Range Electric Skateboards.
In the table at the beginning, I only have chosen electric skateboards which proofed to be reliable, perform well and are all in all recommendable. I am aware that there are a ton of other e-boards on the market as well. If you miss e-boards or believe that I should add other models a well, please let me know in the comment section below.
The electric skateboards with longest range are :
- Lacroix Nazaré Lonestar
- Kaly NYC XL50+
- Bioboard Thorium X
- Bajaboard S2
- Vestar Black Hawk
- Ownboard GT/AT
You can check out my Article on the Electric Skateboards with the longest Range here.
How can you increase the range of your eskate? 5 tips
- Support your board with kick-pushing when accelerating
- Buy a second charger for your workplace, girlfriends place as well
- Replace an old battery
- Don’t drive at full speed
- Take an extra battery (massive power bank) with you
I hope you have enjoyed reading this article. If you have any questions comment below. I am eager to constantly improve the quality of this blog so feel free to give me feedback!