What is the size of the motor and is it brushless? Brushless motors are more expensive but are lighter and run more efficiently. Generally the higher wattage will have a higher top speed and more torque. Depending mainly on the battery and Gear ratios
Are the batteries Sealed lead acid or Lithium? Sealed lead acid batteries are cheaper. Lithium batteries are more expensive, have a high charge density (long life) and lighte
What is the boards range and do you want range? A board with less range might be a little lighter but will you need to push or carry your board if you are travelling long distances
Will you need to carry the board for long distances and What is the boards weight? If you are using your board in conjunction with public transport or have to carry it around a school campus a light board is always a advantage.
Can you afford not to pay extra? Cheaper boards might be all you need, generally you get what you pay for, more expensive boards will normally last a very long time, have a longer range better top speed and be lighter making it easier to carry.
What features do you want and need? Yes electric skateboards will get you from A-B but some extra features would be nice. Some Electric skateboards features include speedometers, battery indicators, lights, regenerative braking, different speed settings, forward and reverse modes, auto turn off when you are finished riding, auto braking when you are off your board so if you come off your board your board wont keep going.
Are the wheels the right size and hardness? Tyres are better for off road, Large and soft wheels will give you a smoother ride. Hard wheels are easier for slides, Smaller wheels are generally lighter
Can you get replacement parts easy? It may take years before you need replacement parts but eventually you will need to replace wearable parts so it is important replacement parts are easy accessible.
Information And Support
Does the board come with a owners manual and can you get phone or email support? It is always a bonus when you have a owners manual or someone to call or email if you have any questions