If you’re thinking of getting an electric skateboard, the chances are you want to go fast. Whether you’re racing around for leisure or you’re late for work, if you’re going to invest in a top electric skateboard you’re probably going to want to get from A to B as quickly as possible.
Electric skateboards are of course a lot of fun – easy to ride, fast, and accessible to most people. They are also a great option for those who need an easy, portable mode of transport for shorter journeys. Either way, the question of speed is important. With electric skateboard speeds of 25 mph upwards common, there is plenty of choice for those needing speed.
What is the Fastest Type of Skateboard?
|Boosted Mini X||20 mph||32 km/h|
|Boosted Stealth||24 mph||39 km/h|
|Teamgee Boards||18 – 23 mph||30 – 37 km/h|
|WowGo 3||24 mph||39 km/h|
|Blitzart Huracane||17mph||27 km/h|
|Loaded Boards Skateboard Kit||23mph||37km/h|
What Makes an Electric Skateboard Fast?
Motor Power and Power/Weight Ratio
Like any vehicle, the crucial factor determining speed in electric skateboards is the ratio of power to weight. A budget price e-skate board may not have as efficient a motor as a mid-range board with a more powerful motor. In an electric vehicle, this is complicated by the fact that not only does the size of the motor affect both the power and the weight, but larger motors generally require larger batteries too. Which are also heavier. However, these things do generally balance out and on the whole electric skateboards with larger motors will always be faster.
Riders Weight and Size
Battery and Controller
Battery Charge and Voltage Sag
Wheel Size and Type
Conditions and Terrain
Reaching top speed on electric skateboards generally requires specific terrain and favourable conditions. Most boards are designed to to be used on smooth, flat surfaces and not overly rough terrain, and of course you are going to need plenty of space to get up to top speed.