The electric skateboard market is actually pretty saturated in the middle price range of the market. So this is why we have created a number of guides to give you a good indication of the types of electric skateboards you can buy at different budgets along with the common features and specifications you’ll find at each of these.
- 1 Top 3 Electric Skateboards under $200
- 2 What Should You Look for in an Electric Skateboard under $200
Top 3 Electric Skateboards under $200
Even though we are touching on the lowest end of electric skateboard prices, there are still some really good electric skateboards that are worth taking note of.
When looking for an electric skateboard at these price points, you will inevitably have to forgo certain features and make some trade-offs. In our buying guide we’ll cover any of these, and the top features you should look at before purchasing an electric skateboard under 200. Alternatively, if you aren't set on a particular budget, but still looking for a affordable board we have compiled them on our guide which you should read now!
#1 VOKUL V1
We definitely consider the VOKUL V1 to be the best electric skateboard that you can purchase at the market under $200. This board is one of the most cost effective boards, and has a great value for money with great features and is priced at just over $150.
The max speed of 13 MPH is one of the top max speeds you can find at this price point and has a really impressive range of 10 miles. The VOKUL only requires 2 hours of charging time, which is on the lower end of charging times.
The VOKUL comes with a really compact 350W hub motor to give it a sleek look. The motor is able to climb hills and easily travel over rough surfaces. The recommended weight load of 200lbs is pretty impressive and covers child and adult use.
Regenerative braking is a bonus feature not common in cheaper boards, but comes in the VOKUL board. Regenerative braking is what happens when you brake on your electric skateboard and it uses the energy to recharge the battery.
The VOKUL is controlled by a handheld ergonomic remote that is shaped to fit comfortable and solidly in your hands. The 3 speed modes can be changed using this remote.
This electric skateboard also comes with a comprehensive 6 month warranty which covers any defects or damage (other than damage associated with wheels and grip tape).
#2 Razor X Electric Longboard
The RazorX Electric Longboard is on sale now at under $200 so get in quick to ensure you don’t miss out. Razor produces 2 kinds of electric longboards: the regular sized board and the electric longboard which we are reviewing here.
This board is 37.5” long and has a 5 ply bamboo deck. This board has a weight load of up to 220 lbs and is suited for any ages.
The RazorX Electric Longboard hits speeds of up to 10 mph (16 km/h) and can be used for up to 40 minutes of continuous travel. This electric longboard is controlled by a handheld remote with a wrist strap. Just flick the switch and off you go.
One of our other favorite features of the RazorX is that it has a replaceable battery pack. So if you are planning a long trip, just carry a spare battery with you and just change it and off you go.
Other features include the reverse kingpin trucks, grip tape covering the deck of the board, and high grip urethane wheels.
#3 Voyager Neutrino
The Voyager Neutrino features on a couple of our other electric skateboard guides and also fits perfectly into the electric skateboards under $200 guide.
As well as having a really sleek all black look, this electric skateboard packs a punch! The 350W motors allow for this board to have some serious speed. The top speed of the board is 12.5 mph and the range of this board is also extremely impressive at 7 miles per full charge.
We love how light and portable the Neutrino is. At only 9.5 lbs and a short sized board, it is easily taken around with you wherever you are going and you won’t get tired of carrying it around. The bluetooth remote control dictates and allows you to switch between the riding modes as well as allows you to view the battery life.
An excellent feature to have especially if you live in a wetter climate, is the water resistance of the boards. Never be afraid of damaging your electric skateboard in the rain as the Neutrino is IP55 water resistant, ensuring the board runs smoothly in wet conditions.
We can only say positive things about the customer service team. VOYAGER prides themselves on having an impeccable relationship with its clients and if you are ever dissatisfied with your electric skateboard, all you need to do is get in contact with them, and they will take care of everything.
#4 WeSkate E200 Electric Skateboard
The WeSkate electric skateboard is made from a 7 ply Canadian hard rock maple deck complete with big and thick 73 mm polyurethane wheels for really smooth riding. One of the strongest boards on the list, the WeSkate E200 can hold up to 260lbs. We recommend this electric skateboard for both kids and adults alike.
The board is complete with a 29.4v lithium battery which is fully charged in less than 2 hours. The board can travel up to 6 miles on a single charge and has a top speed of 12 MPH.
The WeSkate is an electric skateboard controlled by an ergonomic handheld remote control. You are able to switch between the 3 speed options low, medium and high as you please as well as view the battery and it also has a reverse riding mode.
Another great portable and light electric skateboard, the WeSkate weighs a mere 8.5lbs, great for school, work or travel and very easy to store in a bag.
What Should You Look for in an Electric Skateboard under $200
Now for the important part. Deciding on the right electric skateboard under the $200 price range. You’ll definitely have to cut some corners in terms of getting a well rounded electric skateboard but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a good quality board.
Decent Battery Life
At the cheaper end of the market, you will be forgoing a longer range that more expensive electric skateboards have. On average you should hope that you can get at least 1 hour of riding out of your electric skateboard. This translates to around 5-6 miles of travel. We recommend not settling for less than this, as there are still a good number of electric skateboards under 200 that have this range.
Sufficient Weight Limit
One of the trade-offs that electric skateboards make when producing these cheaper boards is high quality materials that give the electric skateboards their strength and allow for a greater weight capacity. Ensure that when you are choosing your electric skateboard under $200, the weight limit is sufficient for the rider. The average weight capacity at this price point is around X pounds.
If you choose to purchase an electric skateboard without checking the weight capacity and then the rider if over, it can hinder the electric skateboard's ability to travel at speed and reach the stated range.
If you are looking for a very fast electric skateboard, to be blunt you won’t find it at this price point. Check out the fast electric skateboard guide here if this is one of the most important features for you. In our opinion, a good top speed to have on your electric skateboard is 10-12 MPH.
Acceptable Product Warranty
Just to cover yourself, you’ll want to make sure that your electric skateboard is covered by warranty in case of damage or breakage to your board. It will give you peace of mind knowing that in the event something happens, you’ll be able to replace the board or receive a refund.
These cheaper electric skateboards can be prone to accidental design flaws or factory
The recommended average product warranty to look for is 6-12 months.
Good Quality Wheels
Getting an electric skateboard with good quality wheels can make a world of difference when skateboarding. Any wheels 70mm or over are the most desirable as they will be able to glide over bumps and uneven urban surfaces and are good shock absorbers. You’ll also notice that having 70mm or over wheels means the electric skateboard can hit higher speeds.
Who are these boards suited for?
We would recommend most of these boards on the list are for beginner to intermediate level riders for kids. Most of these boards will not have the advanced specifications that experienced electric skateboarders will want.
Features you Don’t Really Need to Worry too Much About
Type of Deck
When purchasing an under $200 electric skateboard, spending time fussing over the deck material isn’t really a big deal. Whether the board you choose is made from a wood style or composite deck you won’t see or feel a major difference in either types. Focus on some of the other features we mentioned above instead.
Choosing an electric skateboard under $200 is quite a competitive market. Comparing these boards to the top electric skateboards you can purchase on the market regardless of price is impossible to do given the great quality of the boards around so this is why we have created this guide to give a definitive answer to the best electric skateboards under $200.
The best way for us to categorize our favorites at under $200 would be the shorter sized electric skateboards and the electric longboards.
The boards that round out our top 5 are the VOKUL, RazorX Electric Longboard, the Voyager Neutrino and the WeSkate E200.
Personally our favorite electric skateboards are a toss-up between the VOKUL and the Voyager Neutrino.
If we are talking about the VOKUL electric skateboard, we personally really like the exceptional range and top speed for an electric skateboard under $300. The aesthetic of the board also gives bonus points in our opinion, as it has a really sleek and tidy look and closely resembles a regular electric skateboard.
Whereas the Voyager Neutrino also puts up a good reason to be included as our #1 pick with a similar top speed and range, just slightly less than that of the VOKUL. We also really like how this board is water resistant - a feature that can be hard to find with electric skateboards as water and electrics don’t usually mix!
However ultimately all 5 electric skateboards under $200 are pretty similar and whichever one you choose you won’t be disappointed.