The battery pack: The two most popular battery types in production electric skateboards are SLA (Sealed Lead Acid) and Lithium Ion. SLA batteries are bigger, heavier, less efficient and less durable than Li Ion batteries, but they are initially cheaper. On the other hand, while the upfront cost of Li Ion batteries is higher, they deliver higher-quality performance in a safer, longer-lasting package. As the battery technology advances, lithium ion batteries are becoming cheaper, which makes lightweight, high-performance e-longboards more and more affordable.
The motor: The two main types of electric motors used on skateboards are hub motor and belt driven motor. Hub motors are built into the wheels and they provide direct drive to the wheel. The belt drive, also known as satellite configuration, is the setup where power from the motor is transferred to the wheels via pulleys and belts. The power of motors is labeled in Watts(W), more Watts means more power.
The remote control: E-longboards and skateboards are usually controlled by a handheld wireless remote control. There are many different types of remote controls to make your motorized board move: thumb wheel, thumb joystick, index finger trigger or thumb slider RC controls. Recently, more and more models offer the option to use your smartphone as a controller.