Yuneec E-GO 2 Review
- Variety of color choices makes the board uniquely customizable
- Angular kick tail allows for better control, stability
- Intelligently-designed remote control
- Durable wheels
- Rides great on uneven surfaces
- Impressive range (18.6 miles on a single charge)
- Regenerative braking systems conserves energy during downhill runs
- Supports a wide range of riders with a 220-pound maximum weight rating
- Top speed is disappointing
- Longer charging time of 3-5 hours
- Composite wood deck may be weaker than real wood
- Sleepy design needs updating
- Doesn’t differentiate itself enough from other boards
- Underwhelming power incapable of tackling steep inclines
There are dozens of electric longboards on the market and, like anything else you buy, you want to get the best bang for your buck and buy the product that best suits your needs. Electric longboards haven’t been around for very long, but are rapidly developing as companies compete to improve everything about their boards, from speed and range to making lighter and more durable unibodies.
Here, we offer you our candid thoughts with a Yuneec E-GO 2 electric skateboard review, taking a closer look at the features this board has to offer, as well as a competition landscape and some helpful tips and suggestions you may find useful if you’re considering buying the Yuneec E-GO 2.
The Yuneec E-GO 2 doesn’t appear to differ very much from the Yuneec E-GO longboard. The specifications are almost identical, and while the shape and colors do vary between these two boards, we were hard-pressed to find any significant updates. Furthermore, Yuneec opted for a composite wood deck which, though rated to support the same maximum weight as the E-GO’s maple wood deck, may not be quite as durable.
- Eight-layer composite wood construction
- Angular kick tail design
- Maximum speed of 12.4 mph; battery range of 18.6 miles
- Wireless Bluetooth remote control
- Charging time is 3 to 5 hours.
- Regenerative braking technology
- Integrated USB port for charging
- Supports riders up to ~220 pounds
- Three available colors: royal wave, cool mint, and hot pink.
- 400-watt brushless DC motor
- 13.9 pounds
- 10% incline climbing power
Board Construction & Shape
The Yuneec E-GO2 is the newest of Yuneec’s electric skateboard offerings. Upon looking at the unibody, one of your first impressions might be that it is very basic looking. It seems just about the only thing unique about the board’s unibody is an updated kick tail shape, which is intended to improve steering and control.
Coloring & Wheels
One of the first things you notice about the Yuneec E-GO2 is its enormous, glossy wheels. While the Yuneec E-Go electric longboard is easily recognized by its bright orange wheels and accents, Yuneec decided to offer its riders the ability to choose between three vibrant colors: royal wave (blue), cool mint (light green), and hot pink. The color options, which include an accent ring around the front half of the board, in addition to the front wheels and truck in the custom color and black pattern and the rear wheels offering a negative color scheme of the front wheels.
Users control the Yuneec E-GO 2 using a wireless remote with a sliding mechanism to adjust speed by sliding up to accelerate and sliding down to decelerate. The Bluetooth controller features a color scheme to match your board, and gives you the option to choose between two preset acceleration levels, helping to make your riding experience a little safer and more comfortable.
Another feature of the wireless Yuneec remote is a built-in vibration alarm and integrated LED controls. With the vibration alarm, you can monitor both your board’s battery levels and the remaining power in your controller without having to stop and use your phone.
Battery & Motor
The Yuneec E-GO 2’s 400-watt brushless DC motor will almost certainly aid you in going the distance, utilizing its intelligent drive system and regenerative braking technology to travel a range of over 18 miles on a single charge (30 km). The board’s lithium battery, which is charged through an integrated USB port, may test your patience with a 3 to 5 hour wait before it is fully charged.
While many of the electric skateboards and longboards on the market have as much as 800 watts of power and not one but two motors, the 400-watt output of the E-GO 2’s single DC motor has a top speed of just under 12.5 mph (20 kmh).
The integrated USB port has another surprising, secret feature—it allows you to charge your phone.
The Yuneec E-GO 2, like its first-generation brother, is a nice entry level board for someone who isn’t in any kind of rush. This board is on the lower end when it comes to speed, and may not offer the newest features in novel technologies.
Where the Yuneec E-GO 2 thrives is in its ride and range. This board may be a great choice for anyone seeking a board that has a nice, long range, but doesn’t need to charge it in a hurry. The E-GO 2 also doesn’t give you a lot of excitement in the unibody, but the bright color choices do help to make it stand out a bit. Nevertheless, this probably isn’t the right fit for someone looking for a revolutionary e-board, as it employs a relatively traditional design.
How Does It Compare?
Let’s explore some of the competition facing the Yuneec E-GO 2, and take a closer look at some of the key features of other electric skateboards in the same class as the E-GO 2.
- BLITZARD Tornado 38″ Electric Skateboard
- VOKUL V1 Electric Skateboard Cruiser
- Hiboy S11 Electric Skateboard (2019 Upgraded Version)
- Meepo Campus 2.0
Yuneec E-GO 2 vs BLITZART Tornado
The BLITZART Tornado offers a top speed of 17 mph, supported by its 350-watt hub motor. Available in green, orange, red, and black, the Tornado has a simple design and look, and a color scheme very much similar to the Yuneec E-GO 2’s. The Tornado falls short with the underwhelming range of six to eight miles on a full charge, which is less than nearly all its competitors.
The Tornado 38″ appears to have a sturdy, flexible board that is built using seven-ply maple wood and a pair of bamboo layers. At 13 pounds, it has an average weight compared to many of its competitors but supports riders up to 300 pounds. Read our review
Yuneec E-GO 2 vs VOKUL V1 Cruiser
The VOKUL V1’s 350-watt hub motor falls short of most of its competitors, reaching a top speed of 13 miles with a range of up to 10 miles per charge. A simplistic design that closely resembles the deck and kick tail of the E-GO 2, the V1 deck is made of seven layers of maple wood and comes in one color, though it does strike us as having a sleeker, more modern feel than some of the competition. Read our review.
Yuneec E-GO 2 vs Hiboy S11 (2019 Upgraded Version)
An impressively light board that weighs in at just under eight pounds, the Hiboy S11 is a nice option for anyone seeking a lightweight, transportable electric skateboard. A maximum speed of 12.4 mph matches the E-GO 2’s lackluster ability to sprint, and a 6.2-mile range lands the S11 disappointingly among the lowest in the industry. Fortunately, the company does offer a one-year warranty.
Yuneec E-GO 2 vs Meepo Campus 2.0
One of the E-GO 2’s tougher competitors in the market is the Meepo Campus 2.0. A Sanyo 20700B battery pushes the Campus 2.0’s top speed to 18 mph, with a range of 13 miles. The seven-ply maple deck and 12.5-pound weight are typical compared with other e-boards, while the Campus 2.0 can climb grades of up to 14 percent. The maximum recommended rider weight is 150 pounds, which does limit this board to a smaller contingent of riders.
The Yuneec E-GO 2 has made itself susceptible to falling into a class of forgettable mediocrity and doesn’t appear to have delivered the worthwhile update it needs. Small adjustments like a sharper kick tail and a nifty color scheme with three different options is a nice touch, but does little to really change the overall performance of this e-board. Nearly everything about it seems to be very much average, from its look and design to its speed, weight, and dimensions. The fact that Yuneec switched from the gold standard Canadian maple wood board to the often frowned upon composite wood doesn’t help its cause either, even if it doesn’t necessarily have a negative effect on performance.
Don’t worry though, it’s not all bad. The Yuneec E-GO 2 still has one of the best ranges in the industry, at 18.6 miles, and is known for doing so smoothly, even when traveling on uneven surfaces or over small rocks.