Top 5 Cheapest Electric Skateboards on Sale in 2016

As the hoverboard became old fashioned, the electric skateboard came in to pick up the slack. The world is moving toward personal mobility, and that means now you have more options than ever before to take your personal transportation device with you. Less unwieldy than bicycles, electric skateboards have the potential to change the way people commute. Electric gadgets can be carried anywhere, including the metro (underground), buses, trains or on airplanes – allowing people to stop and go as they please (and easily hop off to bypass obstacles like stairs). A wireless, handheld remote control or a mobile app allows the skateboarder to control various settings, the most important of which are speed and brakes, so all the rider has to do is focus on balancing the board and avoiding barriers.

With the high price tag, most electric skateboards owners are celebrities or people with deep pockets. Rappers seem to love using them and they may even need to create an electric skateboard lane in Los Angeles. Therefore “cheap” is no longer a dirty word when it comes to electric skateboards. Everyone knows electric skateboards are cool and trending, but not everyone can afford them. Although Boosted Board may come to mind first, there are many less-expensive electric skateboards out there. For those of you who are on a budget, we’ve got a few reasonably priced e-skateboards in this list that clock in under $700. Here are our picks for the most affordable and cheapest electric skateboards on sale in 2016.

1. Yuneec E-GO2 Electric Longboard

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Yuneec E-GO2 electric skateboard is a perfect balance between quality, functionality and price. It can travel up to 18 miles on a single charge and reaches speeds of up to 12.5 MPH.

2. Benchwheel Dual 1800w B2

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Equipped with two high-powered brushless motors, Benchwheel electric skateboard can reach top speed of up to 20 MPH including uphill climbing capability and regenerative braking. Benchwheel board is made of bamboo and covered with two layers of fibre glass which makes it durable and provides excellent grip.

3. Altered Fantom 12-Volt with Wireless Remote

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Altered Fantom electric skateboard specifically designed for younger users (8 years and older). Rechargeable 100 watt motor goes up to 10 MPH and can be ridden continuously for up to 40 minutes. Altered Fantom 1.0 supports weight up to 120 lbs.

4. BY2 Electric Skateboard

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BY2 electric skateboard is powered by two 1000 watts motors and equipped with high-capacity LG 18650 Lithium Ion Battery.

5. Mototec 1600w All-terrain Electric Skateboard

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All-terrain Mototec electric skateboard is powered by two 800 watts motors and reaches speeds of up to 18 to 22 MPH depending on skateboarders weight. It features specially designed spring bushings and large treaded tires for the best control and grip on the gravel or sand.