10 Best Electric Skateboards Under $500

Electric skateboards are not only extremely fun to ride, but they can also be a useful mode of transportation that demonstrates a bit more style and skill than an electric scooter. A few years ago, electric skateboards were considered magical and rare tech and they were priced accordingly, but now the components have become more common and there are lots of affordable and high quality electric skateboards available under $500. These are budget models that don’t skimp out on quality. Our selection will help you make an educated decision when it comes to buying an affordable electric skateboard.

BLITZART Huracane 38″

Top Speed: 16 mph

Range: 10 mi

Weight: 13 lbs

Has two riding modes

The Blitzart Huracane is definitely one of the best-looking electric skateboards on the market. With a strong deck that consists of 7-ply maple wood planks and 2 layers of bamboo on the back of the board for extra flexibility, this e-vehicle can run as fast as 16 miles per hour and as far as 10 miles on a single charge. It also is light as a feather, weighing only 13 pounds, and can be controlled with the help of a wireless remote that handles acceleration and deceleration and has two distinct modes for beginners and for professional skaters.

Teamgee H5 37″

Teamgee H5 Electric Skateboard

Top Speed: 22mph

Range: 9-11 mi

Weight: 14.5 lbs

Has a wireless remote with LCD

Only 0.59 inches thick, Teamgee H5 is one of the thinnest e-skateboards in the world. But you shouldn’t mistake it for a flimsy board, because it is made out of 10 layers of maple wood and is able to hold a maximum load of 200 pounds. Performance wise, the Teamgee H5 keeps up with its competitors and even surpasses some of them, having a top speed of 22 miles per hour and a range of around 9 to 11 miles depending on the riding mode. This electric skateboard weighs only 14,5 pounds and comes equipped with a wireless remote control with LCD, making it extremely convenient to change speeds and direction. 

Hiboy S22

Top Speed: 18.5 mph

Range: 13 mi

Weight: 16.5 lbs

Has 4 riding & brake modes

Featuring a U shape design and a brushless dual hub motor, Hiboy S22 is one of the most popular and appreciated electric boards out there. With a price well under 500 bucks, this gizmo is able to reach a top speed of 18.5 miles per hour, which is not shabby at all. Paired with the generous range of 13 miles and the relatively light weight of 16.5 pounds, Hiboy S22 is an e-skateboard that you can carry around under your arm and use it whenever you feel like riding, the four riding and brake modes that it features ensures the best experience for all level of riders. 

Macwheel MR1

Top Speed: 21 mph

Range: 9.3 to 12.4 mi

Weight: 22 lbs

Can climb a 25 degrees hill 

The Macwheel MR1 packs two motors that can give a peak output of 900 watts, which make this electric skateboard powerful enough to be able to climb even the steepest of slopes, more specifically a 25 degree hill, while at maximum speed, which, by the way, is a whopping 21 miles per hour. The range of this e-board is between 9.3 to 12.4 miles, depending on the rider’s weight and also on their specific riding style. It is not the lightest electric skateboard, weighing around 22 pounds, but it is truly a sturdy and reliable e-vehicle that you can count on.

SKATEBOLT S3

Top Speed: 19 mph

Range: 14 mi

Weight: 14.6 lbs

Has a max load of 280 lbs

Out of all the electric skateboards that we reviewed, Skatebolt S3 has the best weight to maximum load ratio, which means that it is lightweight, having only 14.6 pounds and it can accommodate riders as heavy as 280 pounds. In terms of performance, this e-board can go as far as 14 miles on a single charge and is able to reach a top speed of 19 miles per hour; and these are definitely specs that rank it amongst the best performing electric skateboards in the price range of under $500. 

Meepo V3

Top Speed: 29 mph

Range: 11-20 mi

Weight: 16 lbs

Has a removable battery

Meepo is a well-known electric skateboard manufacturer so it’s no wonder that their V3 model is such a successful one. With a removable battery that can be replaced for an extended range, this e-board can travel distances between 11 and 20 miles on a single charge. With an amazing top speed of 29 miles per hour and two motors, having 540 watts each, Meepo V3 means serious business, being one of the best and most powerful electric skateboards that budget money can buy. 

Phoenix Ryders Siren

Top Speed: 16 mph

Range: 12.4 mi

Weight: ~20 lbs

Has Cruise Control

Costing only $400, this Phoenix Ryders model comes with a Cruise Control function that will keep the board at a constant speed for as long as you want, but for those of you who want to use this board at its full potential, you need to know that it can reach a maximum speed of 16 miles of hour. Equipped with dual motors and a battery pack that can keep it rolling for about 12.4 miles, Phoenix Ryders Siren is a great choice for the intermediate skater. 

Acton Blink S

Top Speed: 15 mph

Range: 7 mi

Weight: 11 lbs

Has integrated LED lights

Blink S from Acton is the perfect electric skateboard to take with you around the city. First of all because it is extremely lightweight, weighing only 11 pounds, it’s incredible that this compact board is able to sustain a rider of up to 220 pounds. And second of all because it has a total charge time of only 45-60 minutes, which means that you can get it ready to roll while having your lunch break. Moreover, the Blink S is able to perform pretty well on the streets thanks to its 15 miles per hour top speed and 7-mile maximum range.

When you accelerate on one of these great afforable electric skateboards, remember to lean your weight slightly forward so you don’t fly off the back! And always wear a helmet!