Electric skateboard or electric longboard is nothing but the electrified traditional skateboard.
Longboard – a longer version of the skateboard, the extended deck provides greater stability and cushioning when driving at high speed. In contrast to the classic skateboard, it also differs in the type of wheels, the wider wheels are made of soft urethane ensuring high traction. Initially dedicated to downhill practice, currently used mostly as a means of transport in cities.
They are usually powered by lithium-ion or lithium-polymer packages with a rated voltage of 24V or 36V, allowing for high power consumption while maintaining low mass. Typical skateboards have an average range of 30 km, a top speed of 35 km / h. The power varies from 800 to 4000 W. The most powerful constructions allow to accelerate even above 50 km / h and have a power of 5k W.
The drive is a small brushless motors driving the wheels with v-belts or the motors can be placed directly in the wheels – this solution saves space under the board.