Can I build an electric skateboard for less than $200?
No, by the time you purchase a deck, trucks, and wheels $100 will have been spent leaving only another $100 for all of the electronics (the expensive stuff).
What should I do if I only have $100-$200?
The best thing to do to get started is to build a regular non-electric longboard while keeping in mind the modifications and additions that can be made when more funds are available. Be sure to choose wheels and trucks that play well with pulley systems and motor mounts for the future.
What's the cost of an electric skateboard?
In our experience, builds range from $350 all the way over $1000 for a top of the line board. The price range is quite wide so if you are just getting into electric skateboards there are some really affordable options out there.
The average cost of an electric skateboard is about $600. With this budget in mind a very high performing board can be built. Of course you can spend much less and much more than that if you are looking for something a little different. It all depends on what you want.
What's the ACTUAL cost of an electric skateboard?
Well ask yourself a couple questions? How many gallons of gas will you save? How many uber/lyft/taxi fares will you avoid? The actual cost of an electric skateboard is significantly less than the money it takes to get started with one. If you commute on an electric skateboard you'll feel those savings right away.