Best RC Motors for Electric Motor Skateboard

Electric Motor Skateboard

Picture of an Electric Motor SkateboardWant to build an electric motorized skateboard? Gone are the days when people would use a gas powered motor. Nowadays, we are using electric motors within a skateboard. Better yet, the specific type of motor that is very popular within a DIY electric skateboard would be an RC motor. These RC motors vary in size from small to large and can put out anywhere from 1 to 5,000 watts per motor.

Preferably with the electric motor skateboards we use RC motors that provide 1,000 watts to 3,000 watts per motor. Usually having one or two motors on an electric skateboard. The RC motors are also powered by using RC batteries as well as an RC speed controller which is the motherboard or brain in the RC world.

Best Motors For Electric Skateboard

The best motors for an electric skateboard would be a 2750 watt 60mm RC motor and/or 2000 watt 50mm RC motor. There are many different types of motors that you can get made by different brands and manufacturers.

For an eboard, you want a motor that that has a low KV. A motor with low KV will have more torque than a motor with a higher KV. The higher the KV the faster the eboard will go as in max speed. However, a board with low KV will be better on start and will also climb hills better. Why would you want to go 50mph on an electric skateboard anyways! Crazy you!

8 replies on “Best RC Motors for Electric Motor Skateboard


      Hi Jim,

      We are releasing more articles and hopefully they will provide more material for you to build a board.

      Let me know if you have any particular questions.

  • sterling

    how can i get my hands on the info pack your offering? lets talk and work out the details. (email i mean) or whatevs.
    sterling running stream phillips

  • Peter Borowicz

    If the motor sucks 2000watts of power at full speed and you are using 25v 8,000mah batteries, wouldn’t you only get about 6 to 12 minutes of full riding time?


      Hi Peter,

      It’s not too often that you will be running at 2000 watts. 2000 watts is peak power and is never usually ran at 100% at all times. Natural regular riding gets you about 6 to 8 miles with a 5000mah battery pack. This can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 45 minutes depending on your speed/terrain. What I personally do is carry (2-3) other 6S Battery Packs in a backpack when I’m riding and swap out when needed. This gets me about 18 to 30 miles of range. I also have a charging setup that was $160 total which is worth every penny. It allows me to charge all (3) packs in about 35-45 minutes which is capable of 18 to 30 miles of range. This is all done riding at about 12-15mph with an occasional 18-20mph speeds on uphill and downhill terrain.

      I have yet to test the full amp during a ride but should shortly.

  • tracy tolleson

    Can you email me a complete parts list of parts needed to build an eboard ? What is total cost and range? Thanks

    • Anonymous

      Hi Tracy,

      My DIY Electric Longboard Skateboard Guide includes a complete list of parts needed to build an eboard. For a single motor eboard it can cost anywhere from $400-500 to $700-$900 depending on the quality parts that you choose. You can also get my personal help in building your own Electric Skateboard.

      Please let me know if you have anymore questions and I would be happy to help.



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