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- Yuneec E-GO
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Yuneec E-GO Electric Skateboard Review
The YUNEEC E-GO has all the signs of a Chinese knock-off — identical look to the Boosted Dual+ — at $699 costs less than half — lightweight/cheap feeling remote and charger — unbranded orange wheels — missing user guide —
Our YUNEEC E-GO weighed in at 14.6 pounds — slightly heavier than the 13.9 pounds advertised by the company — but 2 ounces lighter than the Boosted. It’s the same length as the Boosted — 38″– but it’s deck is slightly wider.
Powering the E-GO is a “400W, Average power 150W” motor. I’m not a wattage expert– but I do know that the 400W E-GO is a lot less than 2,000W Boosted. I started feeling like I staged an unfair fight — like Mike Tyson vs. Marvis Frazier.
I did some research on the company while the board was charging. It gave me hope. Turns out this company is badass. Turns out they are famous in the world of electric aviation. The company has a subsidiary — GreenWing — that aims to be the first to market with an electric single-seater aircraft. These guys are the real deal.
Everything changed when we actually rode YUNEEC E-GO. It turns out that that little 400W motor is the little engine that could — it accelerates fast — getting to a top speed of 13 MPH — and brakes well. I believe 13 mph delivers the fun and utility promise electric skateboard.
The ride is excellent — slightly more stable than the Boosted — and easier to turn.
The range of the YUNEEC E-GO is amazing — the company claims 18 miles — and our test ride validated this. This is 3X the range of the Boosted board — a huge difference in utility — especially for commuters. This battery life makes you forget that extra speed of the Boosted Dual+ really fast.
There’s one more thing. The YUNEEC E-GO has a killer iPhone app. You can use to control the board — it’s got a speedometer, travel distance tracker, torch light, ECU status indicator, night and day screen modes, and a battery status indicator. This last feature — knowing how much charge you have left — is a big deal — very, very useful. (Note: the iPhone app has only a smattering of middling reviews. Heed them no attention — the App is excellent — an amazing V1 that will iterate better and better.
1. Range — 18 miles on a single charge
2. Excellent iPhone App controller
3. Price — only $699
1. Speed — tops out at 12 MPH (which is still pretty good)
2. Weight — 14.6 lbs
3. No reverse gear