Many people view electric skateboards as something that’s just for fun and play, but for plenty of people, they are also a convenient means of transportation. Thousands of students and workers use them for their daily commutes. They aren’t as expensive as electric bikes, or scooters but at the same time, they are fast, very portable, and easy to handle. Plus you don’t arrive at your destination sweaty if it’s hot out like you would on a regular bike. For commutes, every bit of range helps.
One of the most important aspects of modern-day long-range electric skateboards is their essential specifications. By that, I mean things like top speed and battery range, two specs which depend a lot on one another. Speed is achieved by powerful motors while the other one is achieved by powerful batteries. Both are equally important and are the main focuses of people who research before buying their electric skateboard.
Here are some important things to know about long-distance electric skateboards
Battery capacity matters
this one is obvious so let’s get it out of the way. If you want to go long-range, you need to look for electric skateboards with larger battery capacity. The drawback of very big batteries is that you can’t take them on a plane due to TSA regulations. Currently, TSA regulations only allow batteries up to 99Wh in size to be carried on a plane. Keep this in mind if you plan on traveling with your electric skateboard.
Terrain plays a role too
how hilly the area where you plan on riding your electric skateboard also plays a role in range. If the skateboard has to go uphill a lot, motors work overtime and again battery empties more quickly leaving you with a shorter range.
You weight matters
one of the factors that determine how far you can go on a single charge is your weight. Heavier riders will get less mileage than those with fewer pounds. This is just basic physics, the heavier the person is, the more work motors have to do to carry them, the faster the battery empties.
Your riding style is important too
if you like to go full throttle all the time, pushing the board to its max, then your range will again be limited. Riding at max speed all the time puts extra strain on the motors which again, you’ve guessed it, sucks out the battery faster.
last, but not least, how well the skateboard is optimized is also important. Some boards with the same output power from the motors go further than others. This depends on the effort that engineers put into the board. How good the wheelbase is, is the traction good, all these determine the total mileage that can be had from aboard.
Let’s have look 3 electric skateboards that can go long range
Possway T2 I would even say it was the best electric board under $500. It’s able to provide you with approximately 20 miles of riding distance. That should be more than enough for your daily commute to work/school and back. You’ll even get a beautiful black remote controller that will perfectly fit into any hand. The controls are very intuitive and give out an exceptional feeling of quality and brilliant design.
Genesis Hellfire has a very cool name. The long-range that you get with this model is made even better by the incredibly short amount of time it takes to charge the battery. It only takes 2.5 hours to go from empty to full. That’s quite impressive, especially considering the size of the battery.
Swagtron Voyager can reach up to 15 miles on a single charge. Not bad for an electric skateboard that costs just $400, it is a fairly good skateboard with a beautiful “modern meets classic” finish and decent specs.
I hopethat it helped you make your decision regarding the purchase of your first (or next) electric skateboard. I hope it serves you well and fulfills all of your expectations.