I’d be lying to you if I told you electric skateboards weren’t pricey…
Just doing a simple search on Amazon, an electric skateboard like the Blitzart, which has a 3.5 star overall review rating, will put you back almost $300.
You can find a few boards that are even cheaper, but the majority of boards are going to be above $500, especially for big name brands.
Electric skateboards come in so many different shapes and sizes! So do their prices.
You can buy a low quality non-brand board on Amazon for $100, or spend $2,000 on a brand new Carbon GTR from Evolve.
With such varying cost, it can be overwhelming when purchasing a board for the first time.
That’s why we’re here to break down a whole list of different electric skateboard models and their prices, to make things easier for you.
Let’s get started!
Electric Skateboard Prices And Costs: Examples
RazorX - $150
As of right now, this was the cheapest electric skateboard I could find for adults.
On Amazon, you can get it for $150. If you buy from the RazorX website, you’ll be paying $239.
The reviews on Amazon aren’t the best. The majority of the ratings are negative, with an overall review rating of 3/5 stars.
Most customers told of a great experience during the first week or two of riding the board, only to have the thing die on them and never work again.
When purchasing a board like this for so cheap, it’s almost expected that the quality is going to fail you.
Blitzart Huracane Electric - $289
Blitzart is a somewhat well-known brand.
Not the most popular, but they offer many cheaper alternatives.
Most of their boards, like the Huracane cost just under $300, a very tempting price for all those parents Christmas shopping who don’t want to drop $1,000 on a Boosted board.
Blitzart also sells on Amazon. Again, I checked out the reviews and the Huracane came out to 3.5/5 stars. Not terrible, but not amazing either.
The majority of people had great experiences and 5 star reviews for the board. But a few did say the board and remote connection did end up malfunctioning. One reviewer said his board “got stuck at full speed, sending me into intersections.”
Ownboard W1S - $369
Ownboard is an underrated Chinese brand of electric skateboards.
Don’t let the ‘Chinese’ quality and lower price fool you… these skateboards are top of the line and compete with bigger name brands like Boosted and Evolve!
I purchased an Ownboard a few years ago and the thing was a beast! It allowed me to get to and from school and the train station when, even during the rain!
The Ownboard W1S has a 24mph top speed and a 14 mile range.
If you’re on a budget and looking for a good electric skateboard or longboard, Ownboard may be for you.
Meepo V3 - $409
Another Chinese made electric skateboard of great quality.
For only $409, you get 28mph top speed and a 20 mile range. Incredible…
For this price you’re getting a pretty good bang for your buck.
You’re usually going to spend $450 for any board that isn’t made of crap quality. This one’s a steal in my book.
Maxfind Max 4 - $529
Yes… Chinese company… again.
Posts some pretty impressive numbers. 25mph top speed, almost 16 mile range, and a 30% incline rate!
What turns me off is Maxfind’s website and their bad English/grammar.
It doesn’t seem professional and I sometimes wonder if the company knows what they’re doing.
Regardless, it seems that the company is in order because the reviews on Maxfind boards are fantastic!
Skatebolt Tornado Pro - $599
I don’t know too much about the Skatebolt brand besides what I found online.
But it looks like a very solid board and brand. Top speed of 25mph, a 22 mile range, 4 speed modes, and a 25% incline rate.
Not bad at all…
Reviews also seem to be fairly good as well, but I did see a few complaints among defects in the battery and remotes.
Regardless, seems like a very solid option and all at a decent price.
Boosted Mini S - $749
Finally, we hit a Boosted Board.
The most popular brand of electric skateboards out there, Boosted is on every kids Christmas list.
The Mini S is their cheapest option, coming in at $749.
Surprisingly, the board doesn’t have the best capabilities compared to some cheaper options on this list.
A top speed of 18mph and a short range of only 7 miles makes me question why I would get a smaller, shorter, and more expensive Mini S in the first place…
Boosted Plus - $1,399
Boosted’s original electric skateboard that has been updated every few years. With a long flexible deck, it makes riding super smooth and enjoyable.
A highly recommended board that will set you back $1,400… this board hits 22mph and has a short range of 7 miles.
Pretty pricey but Boosted is still one of the best in the game.
Boosted Stealth - $1,599
The big brother of the Plus, this Boosted board has upgraded speed of 24mph and an extended range of 14 miles.
Really pricey for $1,599 but these boards are probably the safest out there and they also offer an app you can download for IOS and Android. The app lets you get software updates to improve your boards top speed and battery life.
You can also use the app to track range, battery life, how long you just rode, etc.
I’m sure part of the Boosted price premium is paying for the other amentities…
Evolve Carbon GT - $1,999
Evolve is like the champagne of electric skateboards.
The Carbon GT offers two different wheel sets. You can buy street wheels or all-terrain wheels. Or buy them both with the board for $2,249.
The most amazing part about Evolve e-boards is the range.
20 mile range? Nope… try higher?
25 miles? Guess again…
Let’s try 31 miles (for the street version).
And considering that it only weighs 21 pounds, that insane…
Super pricey, but if you have the money to spend, go for it!
How Much Should I Spend For An Electric Skateboard?
Anything less than $300 is of super low quality, bad performance, and has terrible reviews.
So what’s that telling us?
If you truly want a good electric skateboard, you’re going to need to spend some money.
I’d say at least $400 you can get say pretty good brands like Ownboard, Meepo, Maxfind, and a few others.
Don’t be afraid to go Chinese if it means saving you a few bucks. A lot of these boards will have even better performance than big name brands…
The most important thing before buying is to do your research and read reviews.
Open up an excel spreadsheet, type out the board, price, top speed, and range, and see what seems to be just right for you.
If you really want an expensive board, there may be financing options. Companies like Boosted and Evolve do allow you to pay off a board the same way you would auto-loan a car.
For example, you can pay off a Boosted Plus ($1,399) for as low as $85 a month. Financing options will often be available in 6 month, 12 month, and 18 month packages. Only thing is you’ll pay a few extra dollars in interest.
Other Costs After Buying An Electric Skateboard
You might think your safe once you’ve bought a brand new e-board.
But there are other costs that might hit you once you’ve actually owned the board.
Just like getting a case and new airpods for your iPhone, electric skateboards also come with accessories.
And when your friend comes in riding with a new cool and hot accessory like e-board lights, there’s a good chance you’re going to want them too.
There are thousands of different accessories out there:
- Deck Skins
- Converters (for regular skateboards)
- Carrying Cases
- And Much More!
If you’re a simple person, maybe just stick to the e-board and some safety gear (to keep you safe of course).
That way you can save yourself a little money.
You don’t need a million different bells and whistles to enjoy riding.
Hate to say it but shit break and nothing lasts forever.
More negative news?
Technology and anything involving electricity usually breaks even sooner.
Think about it… your electric skateboard is filled with a high end battery, tons of electrical components, and a motor.
Not to mention you’re going to be riding it around at high speeds, rough weather conditions, and will hit plenty of bumps and cracks in the road.
Your board is going to break eventually.
If your board's out of commission, there are a few things you can do.
Most expensive option – Buy a new board completely. It’s exciting to look for a new board, but depending on the new board you get you could be dropping up $1,000 or more.
Cheaper option – Buy new parts. Simply by fixing whatever is broken, you can bring your board back to life. It’s certainly cheaper than buying a new board (unless your broken board is super expensive and you wish to downgrade to a cheaper board). Just find the parts you need on the manufacturer's website and replace the damages yourself.
Cheapest option – Don’t fix anything. It’s free to do but you won’t be able to ride… which is no fun!
Do yourself a favor and fix your board up, you won’t regret it!
Surprisingly enough, charging your electric skateboard isn’t free!
You pay the electric bill every month for a reason. But how much electricity you use will determine how much you pay.
And every time you charge your board, the electric company makes a little bit more cash!
But how much is charging your e-board costing you?
It actually depends on a variety of factors:
- Battery Size
- Model Board
- Where You Live (Varying Electric Costs)
The U.S. average for electricity costs is $10.41 per kilowatt-hour of electricity.
But don’t worry, charging your board every time from empty to full will only cost a fraction of that.
Charging your electric skateboard’s battery will cost you no more than 5-15 cents if not cheaper.
Not really much of a cost to worry about but hey, every penny counts right!
How Much Do Electric Skateboard Parts Cost?
Riders upgrade parts for two reasons.
The first is for style/performance upgrades.
The second is for replacing damaged parts.
One of the most popular options I’ve seen many riders do is upgrade their wheels.
Wheels are like shoes… and if you have any knowledge about the sneakerhead industry, you know that everyone wants the newest and latest pair of Jordans.
But for skateboards, our version of Jordans are the Orangatang wheels. Colorful, durable, and practical, they can actually help increase your speed and performance over your standard wheels.
Electric Skateboard wheels will cost you anywhere from $20-$160 depending on the brand, style, and size.
Other common upgrades and parts are listed below:
- Trunks – Anywhere from $10-$90
- Deck – Will range from $100-$400
- Remote - $30 to $150
- Bearings - $15 to $120
- Batteries - $80 to $350
- Lights – Around $100
One thing you must realize is that all prices will depend entirely on the board, brand, and model your purchasing parts for.
Chinese companies will be a lot cheaper than Boosted or Evolve.
How To Save Up For An Electric Skateboard
Everyone knows electric skateboards are expensive.
From this article alone, you’ve learned to get a quality board, you’ll need to drop at least $400 or more.
That’s a lot of money.
So how can you go about saving for it?
There are many ways you can go about it…
If you can just $10 of your daily paycheck for two months, you’ll have a total of $400 by the end of two months (assuming you only work weekdays).
Another way is to sell your old board. If you already have a working electric skateboard that’s in decent condition, consider selling it to a friend or on eBay. There’s always someone who will take it! You can easily get a few hundred dollars out of your used board.
Find Deals And Discounts
One of my best kept secrets to saving a little bit of money is by using discount codes.
When purchasing anything online, I quickly do a Google search of the product or company I’m buying from along with the words “discount code.”
About 50% of the time, I’ll find a coupon website that’s holding onto discount codes which are still valid to use!
This doesn’t just apply to buying a new electric skateboard, but anything else online as well!
When I purchased my Ownboard Mini KT, I was able to find a code that saved me $70 on my board!
Don’t just take my word from it, give it a try…
You can do this with just about any brand from Boosted, Evolve, Inboard, Blitzart, WowGo, Meepo and more!
Can I Pay Off An Electric Skateboard Over Time?
If you’re still having trouble saving for a board, I have good news for you…
You can pay it off over time!
A few companies like Boosted and Evolve have payment options that allow you to pay the boards off in periods of 6 – 24 months with very little interest!
For example, the Boosted Stealth which retails for $1,599 can be yours for just $74 a month over the course of 24 months! Total interest only comes to $174!
So yes, options are available to pay off the board over a longer period of time. Just make sure you can afford it and keep making the payments!