Although an electric skateboard may have more drag than traditional boards, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy an optimal cruising speed. Many electric skateboards are designed with speed in mind, and allow riders to cruise at a top speed of 25 miles per hour!
The average electric skateboard is outfitted with a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, delivering enough power to keep you moving for hours. Most electric skateboards powered from a single charge, let riders readily cruise between 10 to 15 miles per hour. However, when riding you should remember that body weight, weight-sensors on the board, and terrain can impact electric skateboard speed.
If you like to travel fast, grab a longboard with dual batteries for more torque. You’ll ride slower if you pick an off-road electric skateboard meant to tackle riding on uneven turf. Electric skateboards with a built-in dual motor, are made for enhanced performance and speed. Your wheels and trucks matter too, when it comes to balance and a need for speed.
Electric skateboard speed has been pushed to the limits. According to the Guinness World Records, Mischo Erban managed to reach almost 60 mph riding a modified electric skateboard.
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