Craving for a nice long ride on an electric skateboard[How to Ride an Electric Skateboard]? There’s one thing that should be checked first–the range. The higher the number, the farther the e-skate can travel.
Check out this top electric skateboards list and learn the following models that can last for hours on the road.
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10 Long Range Electric Skateboards
|Model||Range (miles)||Battery (mAh)||Motor||Wheel Size|
|Evolve Bamboo GTR 2in1||31||14,000||3,000W||97mm|
|Exway X1 Max||18||5,180||1,500W||105mm|
|Skatebolt Tornado II||24||7,500||500W||90mm|
The other thing that makes Meepo Hurricane stand out aside from being the model with the highest range on the list is its extremely powerful motor. In general, powerful motors shorten battery life. But, as long as the whole device is designed properly to enhance other aspects, some motors won’t affect the battery too much. The result is a more balanced electric skateboard.
However, that doesn’t change the fact that the battery capacity is still the primary factor. Just look at the specs of Evolve Bamboo GTR 2in1. It has the highest capacity on the list with its 14Ah (14,000mAh) battery, making it the second model with the longest range.
How to Increase Electric Skateboard Range
Use a battery with higher watt-hours
Ampere per hour (Ah) or milliampere per hour (mAh) isn’t the only factor that should be considered in terms of battery features. A lot of product descriptions don’t include watt-hour (Wh) but it can be calculated. Simply multiply Ah or mAh by the indicated voltage.
Ride with a single motor
If the skater doesn’t mind moving slower, the minimal power of a single motor can stop a battery from overworking. That leads to a longer range because of the higher lifespan.
Choose large wheels
Bigger wheels tend to move faster, hence increasing distance. However, they shouldn’t be too large to prevent excessive friction that can impede acceleration.
Avoid heavy electric skateboards
More weight requires higher energy from the battery. That’s why the main components of the electric skateboard[Parts of An Electric Skateboard], especially the deck, should be made of lighter materials like carbon fiber.
Observe certain riding habits and techniques
Batteries need more energy in tough situations like traveling in muddy areas and other challenging terrains. Staying on flat roads can increase the ride’s duration.
The way the skater controls an electric skateboard can also affect range. Smoother acceleration, lower speeds, more careful braking, and kicks while accelerating are quite effective in making batteries last longer.