In today’s day and age, the mighty electric skateboard is starting to appear in more and more places. And with the growing interest in this mode of electrified micro-mobility, an ever-increasing arms race has developed for which board will be branded as the fastest electric skateboard in the world. Before even considering buying one of these, realize that these are not like a kid’s electric scooter. They are quick and sometimes dangerous machines.
There’s plenty of caution that must be deployed when owning one of these insanely fast electric skateboards. After all, some of these boards get up to speeds that can easily be life-threatening. Before considering taking any of these boards up to top speed, you might want to invest in some longboard riding protective gear.
While many of the fastest electric skateboards are often a few thousand dollars, you’ll also find a few for under $500. Many of the fastest boards are made in the longboard form factor as they are built for both speed and increased stability. A wipeout at 40 mph is going to hurt a lot, if not worse. With all those forewarnings and cautions stated, electric boards with high speeds can be a tremendous amount of fun. Many of these can be taken off-road where there are no cars to contend with or even be ridden through fields of grass where wipeouts will be significantly less painful.
So if you’re looking for a list of the fastest electric skateboards on the market, you’ve come to the right place.
NextBoards - NGV - 70 MPH
I’m not entirely sure what it is about the Europeans, but they seem to have a penchant for speed. Maybe it’s the fact that the Autobahn has no speed limits as a culturally influential fact. Nevertheless, NextBoards, a Slovenian outfit, can easily lay claim to the world’s fastest electric skateboard. At least as of this writing. The NGV Nextboard is capable of achieving speeds of up to 68 MPH. Is that a bit on the absurd side? Sure. But is it cool that an electric skateboard can get up to North American highway speeds? I guess that depends on how much you value your life.
In any case, there is no disputing that this is the fastest electric skateboard on the market. And at $2,995 US, it’s not exactly cheap. Powered by four in-wheel motors, this electric longboard comes in a street-only configuration and does not come with a battery. Your battery choice and how many you use to power this hair-raising board will allow you to dictate your top speed by adding or removing compatible batteries.
- Compatible with 25C Li-Po batteries
- One 25C Li-Po battery will allow for a cruising speed of 25 MPH
- The deck is made from carbon fiber
- Four-wheel drive system with each motor capable of reaching 9000 RPM
- Top speed: 70 mph
- Weight: 15lbs. (without battery)
- Range: 10 miles on a single battery, 20 miles on a dual battery
BIOBoards - Plutonium Electric Longboard - 50 MPH
So I suppose the first question you should ask yourself is… should you ever take a skateboard up to 50 mph? Probably not. Is it super cool that a company is out there that makes an electric skateboard that can go this fast? Oh yeah! This beast is a fully custom-made board, meaning that BIOBoards didn’t just pick parts off the shelf to create this speed demon. Of-course, if this is your first e-skateboard, this is not the board for you. It’s not for the faint of heart. It’s probably best used by those more accustomed to the art of longboarding down long, winding hills and reaching speeds nearing 50MPH or more.
Available in a two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive motor configuration, the Plutonium comes with 4500W sensored motors. Look at it this way. Even the most powerful electric bikes on the market top out at around 2000W, and those are meant to power a full-sized bike. So yeah, 4500W of power X 2 is an absolutely insane amount of electrical power to push a skateboard and its rider.
- On deck display with ride info and Wi-Fi connection – displays speed, distance, battery charge.
- 46″ high strength deck with dropdown
- App-configured settings
- Available in a street or all-terrain configuration with different wheels
- The deck is made of Canadian maple and fiberglass
- Made in Sweden
- Top speed: 50 mph
- Range: Variable
- Deck dimensions: 46″ x 11″
Lacroix - Nazaré Lonestar - 50mph +?
I’m not entirely sure what the point of being cheeky about the top speed your product can achieve is, but Lacroix does not provide an official top speed for the Nazaré Lonestar. But by all accounts from owners around the world, this board has been capable of reaching speeds of up to 50 mph. An impressive feat for a board with all the bells and whistles included.
On-road or off-road, this electric skateboard is equally comfortable at tackling both types of terrain. Designed with a gorgeous profile and built-in LED headlights, this electric skateboard is truly something special once you dig into all the specs. Plus, it’s been designed with a special high-speed stability system designed to eliminate wheel wobbles.
- Concave feet pockets to help keep your feet in place
- High-speed stability system
- Carbon-fibre deck construction
- Dual 190kv motors
- Stormcore 60D
- 8″ inch Kenda tires for on and off-road riding
- Integrated and removable LED headlights with 2000 lumens of output each
- Wireless puck remote control
- Ships with a spare tire
- Top speed: 50 mph (based on our best guess and information from other owners)
- Range: 50-60 miles
- Include: 40%
- Dimensions: 42″ x 19″ x 8″
- Weight: 49 lbs
- Charge time: 3.5-4 hours
Bajaboard Pantera Electric Skateboard - 44 MPH
This is Bajaboard’s top-of-the-line electric skateboard. It comes with an amazing configuration of not only four motors but also four motor controllers. Each of these controllers independently regulates each motor for ridiculous acceleration and torque. Plus, it looks super badass with its nearly all-black look. Fantastic for off-roading, the Pantera also features four independent coil suspensions for a more comfortable ride. To say that this board is not for beginners is to be professing a rather gross understatement.
- Four 3.5kW motors
- Four 110A motor controllers
- Black anodized alloy rims
- 1100Wh battery
- Top speed – 44 mph
- Range: 31 miles
- Peak power output: 8000W
- Weight: 57 lbs.
Bajaboard G4X Electric Skateboard - 37 mph
Another entry from Bajaboard is this capable four motor-powered model that will take you from 0 to 50 kph in just three seconds. Capable of general cruising by simply turning off the front two motors, despite this board’s capability of getting up to some high-speed shenanigans, the G4X can be a great every-day rider. Featuring large 10″ tires, the G4X also features a four-wheel suspension for great on and off-road riding.
- Built-in traction control
- Electronic differential
- 4x brushless electric motors
- Optional LED headlights and brake lights
- Alloy suspension structure with 55mm travel on the shock absorbers
- Regenerative brakes
- Wireless hand controller
- Top speed: 37 mph
- Range: 21 miles
- Hill climb: 45% grade
- Max payload: 350 lbs.
- Recharge time: 3.5 hours
- Weight: 55 lbs
MetroboardX – All Terrain + Street Electric Skateboard - 36 MPH
This electric skateboard comes from a maker that’s been in the game for quite some time. In fact, MetroboardX has been making electric skateboards since 2004. This all-terrain board is billed as the ultimate carving machine, and with a top speed of 36 mph, it’s definitely got a legitimate claim to that boast. When making your purchase, you can choose whether you want the board to come with street wheels, all-terrain wheels or both, which is frankly a very nice option to have.
- Easily swap between street and all-terrain wheels
- Optional lighting system (headlights, brake lights, and underbody ambient lighting)
- Dual brushless motors
- Carbon fiber deck
- A companion app for settings and seeing real-time data
- LCD on board
- Top speed: 36 mph
- Range: 30 miles
- Optional 15 Watt power front lights
- Deck size: 47″ x 10″
- Power: Combined 6000 Watts peak
- Weight: 29 lbs.
- Max rider weight: 300 lbs.
Meepo AWD Pro Electric Skateboard - 34 MPH
As opposed to some of the other boards on this list powered by belt-driven systems, this amazing electric skateboard from Meepo is powered by powerful hub motors. Topping out at a rather zippy 34 mph, the Meepo AWD Pro is designed for a fast and symmetrical ride. With four hub motors at 540 watts each, the AWD Pro electric skateboard includes regenerative brakes that will let you extend your range.
- All-wheel drive
- Up to 35% grade uphill capability
- 4 x 540 Watts hub motors
- Shredder trucks
- Regenerative brakes
- The deck is made of 7 plies of Canadian Maple + 2 ply Bamboo
- Remote control
- Top speed: 34 mph
- Range: 15 miles
- Weight: 23 lbs.
- Weight limit: 300 lbs.
- Dimensions: 40″ x 9.5″
AEOBOARD AX3 (Street) - 34 MPH
Given this electric skateboard’s capability, including its incredibly quick top speed of 34 mph, this board is actually quite affordable. With a sleek and thin-profiled deck made from carbon fiber, this board sports some neat-looking airless rubber wheels and includes a remote control with a screen. So while you can take this electric skateboard up to its top speed, it also allows you to ride at a more gentle pace with three ride modes.
- Carbon fiber deck
- Smooth control remote
- Three ride modes
- Regenerative braking
- Top speed: 34 mph
- Dimensions: 39″ x 9.5″
- Weight: 17.16 lbs
- Rider weight max: 330 lbs
- Charging time: 3-4 hours
Exway X1 Riot - 29 MPH
You might be fooled into thinking that now that we’re getting into the 20-29 mph range, the boards below, including this offering from Exway, aren’t fast. You’d be wrong. 29 mph is nothing to sneeze at. With dual 750W motors, this skateboard can still accelerate like a bat out of hell. With a peak output of 1500W x 2 – the X1 Riot features an elegant, powerful and quiet board and features wide compatibility with various wheels from hundreds of manufacturers. The swappable wheel adaptors are responsible for the wide wheel compatibility, while the dual-hub motor design is made to withstand all weather conditions. Like most high-end electric boards, this one comes with an accompanying app for Apple and Android phones.
- 2 Brushless motors rates for 1500 W max power output
- A protective cover prevents any damage to the transmission system
- Swappable wheel adapters
- Max climbing grade: 30%
- Regenerative braking
- 6-month warranty
- Top speed: 29 mph
- Range: 16 miles
- Charging time: 2h 45 min (regular charger), 70 minutes (fast charger)
- Weight: 16 lbs
Backfire G3 Plus - 28.5 MPH
With high-end features like a carbon fiber deck along with underbody ambient lighting, you might assume that this electric skateboard is all looks and no guts, but that’s just a bad assumption. The G3 plus is a speed demon. Part of that is due to its concave board design, but much of it comes from the dual 600W hub motors. Improved stability in high-speed riding is also facilitated by CaliberII trucks that you can rely on. Is this the fastest board? No, but it’s still pretty darn fast. And if the speed isn’t enough, you might be won over by the fact that the built-in battery has a USB charging interface to let you charge your phone anytime.
- 600W x 2 hub motors
- Flexible curved carbon fiber deck
- Wheels are 85mm and 96mm replaceable
- LED ambient light
- 180-day warranty
- USB charging
- Wireless remote with OLED display
- Three riding modes (eco, sport, turbo)
- Top speed: 28.5 mph
- Range: 25 miles
Meepo V3 Electric Skateboard - 28 MPH
This slick electric longboard features a water-resistant, dust-proof, and moisture-proof design that will provide you plenty of confidence while cruising at 28 mph. No puddle is safe when cruising with this board. With a smooth and predictable braking experience, this board is a great all-around commuter for those that want to get places fast! Every part of this board is built for resilience, quality and speed, and the included remote control is all a part of the reason this is Meepo’s best-selling electric skateboard.
- 2 x 540W hub motors
- Shredder trucks
- Regenerative braking
- Deck is made of 7 layers of Canadian Maple wood
- Can tackle hills of up to 30% grade
- Top speed: 28 mph
- Range: 11 miles
- Charging time: 2 hours
- Dimensions: 38″ x 9″
- Maximum weight capacity: 300 lbs
- Weight: 16 lbs.