After comparing a selection of the best electric skateboards from top manufacturers, we found the best belt electric skateboard under $700 is the Backfire G2T with the WowGo 3 a close second, and then the Onboard W2.
In this article, we compare price, power, speed, range, and ride. There are many good electric skateboards. The best for you will depend on your budget, whether you are going to take it that last mile or just having fun, so keep reading to find which one you should choose.
The Backfire G2T electric skateboard boasts a top speed of 23.5 mph / 38km/h and a 15 miles / 25km range. It has a Samsung 30Q 10S2P 36V 6.0A battery and dual hub motors rated at 350W of power each.
The G2T has a deck made of 8 layers of Hard Rock Maple. This makes it flexible, and the concave shape absorbs the bumps. The board also provides excellent support when riding and turning.
A low center of gravity at 110 mm with 96 mm wheels on a Caliber II truck at the front and a wheel span of 275 mm. The G2T has an excellent carving experience and improved stability when riding at high-speed.
The Backfire G2T has two main riding modes, Eco and Sport plus a Turbo mode. The Turbo mode is a 30-second boost before dropping back to Sport.
Backfire has achieved a tremendous mid-level electric skateboard that is excellent value for money. It doesn’t have the power of a belt-drive, but it does pretty well with the hub motors making it a great board for everyday commuter or casual rider.
The WowGo 3 uses an all bamboo and fiberglass deck. This makes it extremely flexible and sturdy, with the bamboo helping to dampen the bumps and absorbs shocks well.
There are 90 mm wheels with a Paris V2 front truck and a customized Hobbywing ESC. The remote has a single easy to use button and an LED screen where you will find an odometer, battery percentage, and speed sections.
The WowGo 3 has dual hub motors that draw power from the Samsung 6A battery. It has a top speed of 24 mph and a range of 12-14 miles / 19-22.5 km. There are four speed modes Low, Normal, Fast, and Turbo mode, which doesn’t have a time limit, giving you more freedom and no cooldown period.
If you are serious about electric skateboarding, ready to step foot onto a better board without breaking the bank. WowGo 3 is a great choice.
Totally redesigned for 2020, the new Orbea Wild FS is a well-sorted trail and enduro electric bike based around Bosch’s new 2020 generation 4 motor system.
It uses Bosch’s removable 625-watt hour internal battery, which is neatly integrated into the down tube. It can easily be removed if you prefer to charge it indoors. You can also get a dual battery connection to double up on the range.
As an optional extra, the e-bike has 160mm travel on the front and rear. Orbea has worked the geometry to provide decent comfort and excellent suspension kinematics.
We have been impressed with the fit and finish of the bike and the little details Orbea have thought about like this small key holder to remove the battery that’s built into the headset.
We felt the bike handled trails really well, and with the 160 mm travel, it’s suited for a vast range of different terrains. The bike is a lively agile handling e-bike, and it’s got decent climbing ability. Still, you can really send it downhill quickly if you want to with the 29-inch wheelset and a massively customizable build.
The Orbea Wild FS will undoubtedly be a hot product in 2020. The e-bike world is moving quickly, but this is bang up to date. So if you’re looking at a sorted capable e-bike that can pretty much do it all, this should definitely be on your shortlist.
Meepo Mini 2 ER
The Meepo Mini 2 ER has a 30-inch short deck made from 7 layers of Canadian maple with a very functional kicktail for easier turns. There isn’t much flex due to the enclosures being closer together. It carves comfortably like a longboard with Shredder Trucks and 90 mm wheels. But doesn’t change direction as crispy as a shortboard.
The ER has dual upgraded 400W motors that reach a top speed of 29 mph / 46 kph while the standard Mini 2 reaches 25 mph / 40 kph. While the regular Mini 2 has a range of 11 miles / 17.7 km, the ER version lets you ride for 20 miles / 32 km.
The Meepo Mini 2 ER comes with Samsung 40T in a 10s2p setting, making it an 8Ah pack. It has regenerative braking, handles up to 30% slope. It is heavy with an 18 lbs / 8kg body means it is not going to be the most portable companion for someone to travel.
The Mini 2 ER values power over finesse with extreme acceleration and strong brakes thanks to its LingYi ESC. That’s why it’s more suitable for aggressive riders that love speed and torque and want it in a compacted package. It may even fit the bill better than Boosted Mini X for some.
Meepo City Rider
The Meepo City Rider features 6-inch airless tires to handle the rougher roads on city streets. Marketed as a city rider and not an All-Terrain electric skateboard, this is the board for commuters and urban electric skateboarders.
The wheels perform amazingly to get you over ramps, cracks, and loose surfaces, although they don’t quite match pneumatic tires. The wide Shredder trucks and a modest 22 mph / 35 kph top speed means the board will never challenge your sense of balance.
With dual BLDC 650 watt hub motors powered by Samsung 35E 10S4P 14Ah batteries, you get 15.5 miles / 25 km range and 22% regenerative braking and the ability to climb a 30% hill.
The City Rider uses a customized Hobbywing ESC. The Meepo rides smooth yet responsive with an NR Remote with built-in flashlight, which delivers 4 ride modes and a cruise control system that allows you to ride effortlessly.
At 36 lbs / 16.6 kg and dual handles, it is easy to carry and perfect for the harshest road conditions a city commuter might face. The City Rider currently the most affordable and the best deal for someone looking for a big wheel.
The Backfire Mini is a light portable electric shortboard. It is designed with a sleek, unibody design and is air-travel friendly, allowing the components to be easily accessible.
The deck is concave carbon fiber with a double kick and has no flex. There is a foam layer below the grip tape to help with road vibration, but it is negligible and helps more with providing a little more grip.
The Mini has perfectly smooth acceleration and braking thanks to the Hobbywing ESC. There are 3 ride modes, Eco, Sport, and a Turbo mode that lasts 30 seconds with a 30 second cool down.
The Backfire Backfire has dual 450W hub motors powered by a 12s1p Samsung 40T battery pack giving it a 26 mph / 42km/h top speed and 9-11 miles / 15-18 km range. At that speed with a lightweight 12.8 lbs / 5.8 kg and short wheelbase, this is not for the faint-hearted.
The Mini’s lightness on the flip side does make it pretty friendly to carry around, especially in a backpack to carry it around. One downside to the Mini is the top access to the built-in electronics making it vulnerable to the weather and not waterproof.
The Backfire Mini is a great travel board, and it has excellent weight and stealth design for city commutes. It’s not the most stable board at high speed, and pretty uncomfortable on poor roads and is not weatherproof.
Meepo NLS Pro
The Meepo NLS Pro is one of the most comfortable electric skateboard rides, improving the previous Meepo NLS. The Pro has 30% increased power and an increased 20-mile / 32 km range for an extra $100.
The deck is the combination of 3 bamboo layers and 2 fiberglass layers and a comfortable thick, shock-absorbing layer of grip tape. There is a wire connecting the battery with the ESC underneath the tape, which has caused controversy, but it doesn’t impact the ride.
The NLS Pro reaches a top speed of 29 mph / 46 kph with 4 ride modes and is fast enough not to need a turbo mode, instead it gets a Pro mode. Another improvement over the NLS, the Pro comes with a customized LingYi ESC for smoother acceleration and braking with 4 brake modes.
The NLS Pro also has improved bushings on the Shredder trucks to make it one of the best carvers and stable at high speeds. The Pro has gone through some substantial changes, and the new board is more edgy, thrilling, and a little less boring.