Four electric skateboards to seriously improve your commute

Get there faster with a battery boost.

Woman riding electric skateboard
You ever commute on a skateboard?Amazon

A man named Louie Finkle (also known as Electric Louie) first filed a patent for electric skateboards in 1999, though they weren’t commercially available until around 2005. If you haven’t tried it before, skating with an electronic boost is next-level, unadulterated joy. An electric skateboard allows you to go way faster without any additional effort and is simply a fun, fast, and easy way to commute. Here are three electric skateboards to try.

Boosted Stealth Electric Skateboard

Boosted Stealth Electric Skateboard
The most trusted name in the electric skateboard game.Amazon

Youtuber Casey Neistat is a fan of Boosted boards (videos featuring them have more than 3 million views on his channel), and for good reason: these super sleek and impeccably crafted boards can climb a 25 percent incline, and go up to a hair-blowing 24 miles per hour. There are a variety of ride modes, too. For those who want to stash their skateboard in a backpack, Boosted also offers a mini version.

Acton Blink

Acton Blink
A less pricey alternative.Amazon

For nearly half the price of the Booster board, the Acton Blink still delivers a solid ride—it’s one of the best electric skateboards out in the market. It features wide wheels that come in a bright green color, a deck made out of Canadian maple and aluminum, and goes up to 12 mph.

Skatebolt Electric Skateboard Longboard

Skatebolt Electric Skateboard Longboard
Another cheaper (and faster!) alternative to the Boosted board.Amazon

This electric skateboard climbs hills and goes up to 25 mph. The deck is made out of eight layers of high-density maple wood and can load up to 280 pounds. This board also comes with a six-month warranty.

Teamgee H5 37-Inch Electric Skateboard

Teamgee H5 37-Inch Electric Skateboard
The slimmest electric longboard.Amazon

An electric longboard is the perfect entree into electric skateboarding, since the extra length makes it easier to balance on. It has a range of nine to eleven miles, and can go up to 22 mph. It’s made of Canadian Maple and fiberglass, though the batteries are built into the board (which gives it it’s sleek appearance). Control your speeds and directions wirelessly with the remote control that has an LCD screen.