If you already have a deck or a normal skateboard you want to turn into an electric one, the Mellow Drive might just be what you’re looking for. It’s the first ever drive system for skateboards that can be mounted under any deck. We can’t wait for someone to try it on a Penny board.
The Mellow Drive gives you a topspeed of 25 mph (40 km/hr) and a range of 7.5 miles – 10 miles (12 km – 15 km) depending on ride mode and other real world factors such as wind resistance, incline, and the weight of the user. The lithium ion battery is swappable so you can increase the range further with extra batteries. Get 2 Mellow Drives and get a 4WD experience.
However, it’s more expensive than it’s competitors. Boosted Board’s Dual+ cost $1499 and Enertion’s Raptor 2 cost $1372. Mellow Board justifies its price by saying that they offer “extreme riding pleasure at the safest condition with the best user experience.” The Mellow Drive doesn’t come with a deck but the Boosted Board and Raptor 2 are complete systems. Also the Raptor 2 outperforms the Mellow Board when it comes to top speed and range. They’re made in Germany though if reliable German engineering means anything to you.