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Best Mini Electric Skateboards (Budget-Friendly)

By Billy James | Updated: September 6, 2023 | Gear

Praise the skate gods! There are now a bunch of high-quality mini electric skateboards for a fair price.

Not only are they a blast to ride, but they’re a reasonably functional way to get around.

The issue isn’t our options; it’s separating the good from the bad. So, I’ve researched and narrowed down this list to the best mini electric setups. Each one represents a different budget category.

Then at the end, I’ll discuss things I wish I had known before I bought my mini setups. I highly recommend reading it if you’ve never ridden one before.


If you want a setup under $500, go for the Exway Ripple or Meepo Mini. If price isn’t a concern, go for the Exway Wave. The Wave also has the ability to swap out the batteries. If you want to build your own, go for the Revel Kit.

  • Lightest: Exway Ripple
  • Fastest: Meepo Mini
  • Tricks: Bustin Yoface
  • Best Overall: Exway Wave
  • Build Your Own: Revel Kit

Disclaimer: The Meepo, Amazon, and Revel links are affiliate links. Meaning we will receive a small commission if you buy after clicking our link. It’s at no additional cost to you.

Exway Ripple

Ripple purchase options

exway ripple electric skateboard

Price: $399
Length: 30.7″
Width: 9.5″
Weight: 13lbs
Top Speed: 22mph
Warranty: 6 months
Range: 5-7 miles

The Exway Ripple is the newest budget electric skateboard on this list. It’s a great entry-level setup. Its dual hub motors are quiet and easy to push if your battery dies.

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Meepo Mini 5

Meepo purchase options

meepo mini 5 electric skateboard

Price: $400-450
Length: 30″
Width: 11.1″
Weight: 16lbs
Top Speed: 28mph
Warranty: 6 months
Range: 11 or 20 miles

The Meepo Mini 2 is a great budget electric skateboard. It has dual hub motors, maxing out at 28 mph. The deck has some concave and a subtle kicktail.

Exway Wave

Wave purchase options

exway wave electric skateboard

Price: $699-950
Length: 30″
Width: 10.55″
Weight: 15.2lbs
Top Speed: 23mph
Warranty: 6 months
Range: 11 miles

Best if you want a high-end setup with the ability to swap out the battery. You can either get a hub or belt drive setup.

Bustin Yoface

Yoface purchase options

bustin yoface hybrid electric skateboard

Price: $800-900
Length: 32.8″
Width: 9.25″
Weight: 16.5lbs
Top Speed: 27mph
Warranty: 6 months
Range: 16 miles

The Bustin Yoface Hybrid electric skateboard is the most similar to a street setup. The double kicktails allow you to do tricks that the others on this list can’t. However, remember it’s still heavy af – so your trick list will be limited.

Revel Kit

Revel purchase options

revel kit electric skateboard

Price: $670-750
Drive Type: Direct Drive

Although out of the box, it’s not a “mini electric skateboard,” you can easily turn it into one. The Revel Kit is perfect if you want to build your mini electric setup but don’t want to get too techy. It’s a direct drive, and you can swap out batteries.

We built an electric surf cruiser with the Revel, and it’s a blast to ride. We’ve also had it for over two years, and it’s still going strong.

Mini Electric Skateboard Insights

Below are a few things you should know before purchasing.

Shorter wheelbase

Mini electric skateboards have a shorter wheelbase. This means you have a higher chance of getting speed wobbles. Almost all mini setups come with barrel bushings to combat speed wobbles, but the downside of this is…

Limited carving ability

With barrel bushings it severely limits your ability to carve. This can be a good thing for speed wobble prevention. But if you’re used to riding something like a surfskate, it will feel incredibly stiff.

They’re still heavy

If you’re used to a mini cruiser skateboard, don’t expect electric setups to be anywhere close in weight. So if you expect to carry it around for an extended period of time, be prepared for a workout! This is one of the main things that stuck out to me when I bought my first electric board. Batteries are like weights.

Bottom Line

Always wear a helmet – electric skateboards are sketchy! I know many people that got severely injured from these things. Take the necessary safety precautions and get out there.

They’re incredibly fun to ride and offer a soulful experience!

Billy James

I've been skating for over 20 years - it's been a lifelong passion. Our mission at Concrete Waves is to fuel the growth of all genres of skateboarding.

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