If you know the battery capacity of an electric skateboard in Watt-hours (Wh), you can get a rough estimate of how far the board can carry you. Here’s how.

#### Step 1

Use this chart to get a rough estimate of a board’s efficiency (Wh/km) based on your weight. If you don’t like charts, use this table instead:

Rider weight (kg) | Longboards (Wh/km) | All-terrain (Wh/km) |
---|---|---|

60 | 8 | 12 |

70 | 10 | 15 |

80 | 12 | 18 |

90 | 14 | 21 |

100 | 16 | 24 |

110 | 18 | 27 |

120 | 20 | 30 |

How to find out battery capacity in Watt-hours (Wh)

#### Step 2

Now divide the board’s battery capacity number (Wh) by the efficiency number (Wh/km) to get a rough range estimate for your weight.

Suppose you weigh 70 kg. According to the chart, an electric longboard’s efficiency for you would be about 10 Wh/km.

And suppose you’re looking at a board that has 216 Wh.

216 / 10 = 21.6

That board should be able to carry you about 21.6 km.

Now suppose you weigh 90 kg. The board’s efficiency is now 14 Wh/km according to the chart.

216 / 14 = 15.4

That same board now carries you about 15.4 km instead.

#### Rough estimate only!

The chart assumes the following conditions: smooth road, no inclines, mild acceleration, mild weather, about 30 km/h, and standing pose. A change in any of those conditions can greatly affect the range.

Don’t expect the estimate to be very accurate! It is meant to be a convenient way to help you estimate range based on your weight before you buy a board. Many variables influence the actual range of a board.

If there’s anything you’d like to add to help others estimate range, feel free to leave a comment below.

## 5 replies on “How to estimate range using battery specs”

Extremely useful, thanks for making this

thank you this is really cool

I am a younger rider i am in the 7th grade to give u some perspective but i am only 85 pounds and i was wondering if you could make a graph around this wieght class for riders around my age

Im also in 7th grade 🙂 if you weigh 85 then I think you would be 4

Lol nah I just be super skinny.