Many of the electric skateboards are actually an electric longboard, which look very similar to a traditional longboard.
But there are many other electric skateboards out which would not fall under a longboard.
One example would be the Onewheel. You could even argue if it is a skateboard at all.
According to Wikipedia:
A longboard is a type of sports equipment similar to, but not the same as, a skateboard. It is often longer than a skateboard and has a wide variety of shapes. It tends to be faster because of wheel size, construction materials and more precise hardware. Longboards are commonly used for cruising and downhill racing.
This definition would also apply to an electric longboard.
Next to the Onewheel there are also quite a few off-road electric skateboards available. They are usually very heavy and have big wheels.
Examples would be the Mo-Bo Classic or Track1.
In this section we do however focus on the more traditional electric longboards.
If you are looking for a cheap electric skateboard our Yuneec E-Go review might be helpful for you. With a price of 500 USD you will get a complete electric longboard for 25% of the price compared to the top models.
Our Yuneec E-Go review includes an unboxing video and test ride video at the end of the article.