How much do electric skateboards cost


How much do electric skateboards cost you need to know

If you want to buy an electric skateboard, one of the most important factors to consider is the price. Many of us are curious How much do electric skateboards cost?

Electric skateboards range in price from $200 to thousands of dollars. The most common electric skateboards range in price from $400 to $2.000. The cost varies depending on the model. The price difference will be determined by the type of construction materials used (motor, deck, trucks, and wheels), battery size, marketing costs, and customer service.

What’s the deal with electric skateboards being so expensive?

When they first see the prices of electric skateboards, many people are taken aback. Electric skateboards are expected to be in the same price range as traditional longboards. What is the reason for the high cost of electric skateboards?

The electrical components on an e-board are by far the most expensive. A large lithium-ion battery alone would set you back several hundred dollars, and an electric motor isn’t cheap either. You’ll also need to add other components such as the remote control, the ESC (receiver and computing unit), and some wiring. Furthermore, these components must be assembled, which necessitates the use of specialized tools (which aren’t cheap) as well as a significant amount of labor. Because electric skateboards are still a niche product, production volumes are still very low. Companies haven’t built massive manufacturing plants that would significantly reduce costs. Simply put, there isn’t enough economies of scale yet, and there aren’t as many manufacturers as there could be. This means that there is less price competition among businesses, resulting in higher prices overall. As a result, the increased competition is about to change that. Not to mention the fact that businesses must spend significant sums of money on marketing and advertising, which drives up the price even more. On top of these considerations, e-board manufacturers want to establish consumer trust by providing warranty and customer service, both of which are costly. All of these factors combine to produce the current prices.

Factors that influence cost

I’ve only scratched the surface of the question of why electric skateboards are so expensive. Now we’ll try to delve deeper into the topic of e-skateboard price determining factors. Costs, quality, and marketing, just like in any other product category, determine the price. You will have to spend some money if you want a high-quality e-board. The cost rises as the quality improves. But I don’t want to overlook the fact that some companies are simply good at marketing their products, and you will pay for the brand rather than the quality.

  • Battery

When it comes to the price of an electric skateboard, the battery is the most important consideration. It is the most valuable and heaviest component of an e-board. The battery is made up of numerous small battery cells. 18650 battery cells are commonly used by manufacturers. These cells are commonly found in electric devices such as flashlights, RC cars, e-cigarettes, and vaporizers. I recall being surprised at how much just two 18650 batteries cost when I first purchased batteries for my flashlight. 30 dollars! Between ten and thirty of these cells are stored in the battery packs that are mounted on electric skateboards. The cost of an electric skateboard battery ranges from $150 to $500. Surprisingly, a more powerful and expensive battery has a longer lifespan. Most users estimate battery life to be between 300 and 1000 cycles, with one cycle equaling full depletion and full recharge. Because you don’t have to charge a larger battery as frequently, it has fewer cycles. Check out my article on batteries to learn more about electric skateboard batteries, how long they last, and some battery-saving tips.

Furthermore, companies invest both money and technology in battery safety. In recent years, there have been reports of lithium-ion batteries on cell phones and other devices catching fire. To prevent this, reputable electric skateboard manufacturers will incorporate safety features into their batteries. Because incidents would tarnish the company’s image.

  • Motor

The power that propels us forward is the motor. It gets its power from the battery and puts it to work. The principle of electromagnetism governs the operation of an electric motor. Copper coils make up the majority of the structure. A dual motor is the industry standard, not just a single one. Two motors will also set you back a few hundred dollars. Electric skateboard motors can cost anywhere from $50 to $300.

Material and deck shape

Electric skateboard decks come in a variety of materials. Normally, decks are made of wood, but companies are also developing composite decks to save weight. A deck made of a few inner layers of wood and outer layers of composites is one option. Another option is that the decks are entirely made of carbon fiber, fiberglass, or kevlar. Composites are typically made up of two main components: a flexible cloth and epoxy, which when dry, provides stiffness. Composites have a number of advantages, including being very light and durable, as well as being corrosion resistant and having a high impact strength. Composites give designers near-infinite creative freedom when it comes to designing shapes and forms. Wood, on the other hand, is more flexible and thus dampens more vibrations when riding on rough pavement. Decks are typically priced between $30 and $200. Carbon decks range in price from $200 to $500.

An electric skateboard’s extra parts

Electric skateboards are made up of numerous components. Trucks, wheels, a remote control, an ESC (electric speed controller – your e-brain), board’s and good bearings are also required. These components, of course, come at an additional cost. The wide price ranges are due to varying levels of quality. Of course, if you want high-end quality, you’ll have to spend more

  • Trucks with proper equipment cost between $50 and $200.
  • Wheels cost between $30 and $250.
  • Remote controls range in price from $20 to $180.
  • $30 and $280 for ESCs
  • Bearings ranging from $30 to $180

Consider current expenses as well as other costs. 

  • Charging

The costs of charging your electric skateboard are very low, as I previously stated. The cost of fully charging an electric skateboard ranges from 1 to 18 cents (US$ cents) in electricity usage. Depending on the size of the battery on your board and the cost of electricity. The battery capacity of electric skateboards ranges from 90 to 400Wh. The average cost of electricity varies greatly around the world. The average residential consumer pays between 8 and 50 cents per kilowatt-hour for electricity.

  • Maintenance

You should also keep your board regulations up to date. This includes thorough cleaning, as well as proper maintenance of your bearings, motor, and battery. Clean and lubricate your bearings on a regular basis. It’s critical to check and adjust the bolts and screws on a regular basis. This is important because while driving, a lot of vibrations are released. Bearings, bushings (rubber part of the truck), wheel, pulleys (belt motor), and belt (belt motor) should all be replaced from time to time, but this obviously depends on your riding routine. Every few years or so, you may need to replace the bearings, bushings, and wheels. 


Here are a few more pointers: Protect your body with a good helmet and protective gear; it’s a good investment. If you get hurt, your board isn’t worth much. Consider adding these to your eboard if it doesn’t already have them. You can still ride it if it gets dark earlier.

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