What Is The Best Fat Tire Electric Scooter for 2020?

In the world of electric scooters there are lots of different models to choose from, ranging from traditional kick-scooter look a likes with an electric motor to fat tire scooters that look more like a miniature Harley Davidson.

Fat tire electric scooters offer a comfortable drive due to the awesome stability the fat tires offer and the seat. Some models even have a dual seat which makes them the ultimate environmentally friendly cruisers.

We have reviewed 2 of the best and most popular fat tire electric scooters. They have similar features but are different in their own way.

At the bottom of the page, you will find a buyers guide explaining what you need to look out for and helping you make an informed decision if you do plan on buying an awesome fat tire electric scooter.

The reason we only put these 2 reviews up is because we tested a few more models but to be honest they were awful… There are several fat tire electric scooters on the market but most of them have very poor build quality, come with broken or missing parts and are just not up to par. 

So we choose the best two that have great build quality and that passed our test without any issues.

Because you’ve made it to this page it’s safe to say you’re interested in what the best fat tire electric scooter is, so let’s get into our review:

Our Winner After 10+ Hours Of Research


phatty electric scooter

Phatty Electric Scooter

Our Rating:

4.5/5

Model Speed Range Max Load Check Price
Phatty Electric Scooter 20mph (32kmh) 20 miles (32km) 450lbs (205kg)

HD Phat Electric scooter 30mph (50km/h) 30-65mph (50-105kmh) 350lbs (160kg)


phatty scooter

#1. Our Overall Top Pick

Phatty Electric Scooter

Our Rating:

4.2/5

Phatty Electric Scooter Review

The Phatty electric scooter is our top choice for the best fat tire electric scooter. It looks great and handles great.

When you first receive this scooter you will need to assemble a few parts but most of the scooter is already pre-assembled and everything is self-explanatory.

Tires

Because of its wide tires, you essentially don’t need a kickstand because the Phatty will balance itself. These fat tires make for a very stable and smooth ride. They are tubeless so you’ll never have to worry about a flat tire.

Standard Features

The Phatty comes standard with a padded seat, and from our tests has no problem carrying a larger adult (240 Ibs – 109 Kg) for an extended period of time.

Safety features

Safety features include  Full LED lights front and rear, and a wide deck to put your feet on.

The Phatty has Full hydraulic ABS brakes front and read, providing safe braking conditions under any weather and terrain.

Suspension

The premium hydraulic suspension absorbs any imperfections in the road and has no trouble with heavier people sitting on the scooter.

Motor

The 1200w motor propels you to a top speed of 20mph (32km/h). When we tested the Phatty with two people on it it still reached the same top speed. 

Thanks to this 1000w motor the Phatty is able to climb hills and inclines up to 30 degrees which is pretty steep for an electric scooter in this class.

Battery

NEW BATTERY TECHNOLOGY 

The Phatty features the latest in Electric Scooter battery technology.

13 AH or 20 AH BATTERY TECHNOLOGY
Improved Performance and Longer Range (20-40 Miles – 32-64Km / 30-50 Miles – 48-80Km)

LONGER LIFE = LESS WASTE
Up to 1,500 charge cycles – 3x more than other fat tire scooter batteries.

The charging time is 2 to 6 hours.

Custom colors

This scooter can be ordered in many different colors so you can completely customize it to your liking and style. And in the price included are things as:

  • Beverage holder
  • Phone holder
  • Rear-view safety mirrors
  • Wheel lock
  • Run-Flat Tire Sealant by TireJect

Weight and maximum load

The Phatty weighs in at 200lbs (90kg).

It has a maximum load is 450lbs (205kg)

Features of the Phatty:

  • Premium, hydraulic shocks for a smooth, controlled ride.
  • Charges in 2-6 hours with a standard 110 W outlet.
  • Includes our standard 5amp charger or upgrade to the 9amp fast charger
  • Electronics neatly tucked away and hidden from the elements.
  • Spring-loaded kickstand.
  • 1-piece, welded handlebar assembly for added safety.
  • Electronic-ABS hydraulic disc brakes.
  • Premium seat, with extra padding for a more comfortable ride.
  • Ultra-bright LED headlight 
  • High-powered, 1200 W electric motor stored safely inside the wheel hub
  • Wide tires for stability and easy balancing

PROS

  • With 450lbs (205kg) load capacity can carry two adults with ease
  • Very comfortable suspension
  • Sexy looks
  • Safety features like ABS and hydraulic suspension
  • Fat tires make for a smooth and comfortable ride

CONS

  • turn radius quite large




HD Electric Scooter review

#2. A Worthy Runner-Up

HD Phat Scooter

Our Rating:

4.4/5

HD Phat Scooter Review

The HD Phat Scooter is our second choice for the best fat tire electric scooter. It is an awesome scooter offering a lot of bang for your buck.

Like other fat tire electric scooters, the HD Phat Scooter (what a name) is a joy to ride on and a lot of fun. 

When the HD Phat Scooter first arrived we needed to assemble it just like with any other fat tire scooter that is delivered to your door. But the only two things that needed assembly were the mirrors and the handlebars. Even my grandma could assemble this scooter.

All the tools are provided to put the handlebars on.

You can also opt for the “white glove delivery service” where the HD Phat Scooter is delivered fully assembled to your door and the Phat scooter specialists will provide you with detailed training on all aspects of operating your scooter.

Motor

The HD Phat Scooter has a powerful 2000w motor with a top speed of  (25mph) (40km/h)

Thanks to its 2000w motor the HD Phat Scooter is able to climb hills up to 25 degrees, making sure you can tackle any hill or incline that comes in your way.

Battery

The 60v 19Ah battery is powerful enough for a range of 50 miles (80km) range.

Charging time is 6 to 8 hours which is pretty standard

Safety features

The safety features are hydraulic disc ABS brakes providing enough punch to stop fast and safely. 

Standard Features

The HD Phat Scooter comes standard with Full LED headlight front and rear and a weight limit of 440lbs – 200Kg (2 adults) which resembles the tests we did for this review. The Twist & Go throttle is in our view better than the gas lever on most electric scooters and responds very well.

3 Driving modes for virtually any terrain:  8MPH, 13MPH, 20MPH. The three different drive modes keep you within legal limits for the boardwalk, on the course, and in the bike lane.

Suspension

The HD Phat Scooter has full hydraulic suspension front and rear which offers a very smooth ride on every terrain and soaks up bumps very well. 

Tires

This scooter has inflatable tires (225-55-8 on our review unit) which are very comfortable but can leave you with a flat tire if you’re not careful. You can optionally fit Run Flat tire sealant when ordering. The tires on the HD Phat Scooter are road tires.

Custom colors

This scooter can be ordered in many different colors so you can completely customize it to your liking and style. And in the price included are things as:

  • Beverage holder
  • Phone holder
  • Rear-view safety mirrors
  • Wheel lock
  • Run-Flat Tire Sealant by TireJect

Weight and maximum load

The HD Phat Scooter (weighs in at 150lbs 68kg)

The maximum load (this scooter can take is 440lbs – 200Kg

In our test, we drove it with two adults (for a combined weight of 396lbs) on various roads with flat surfaces and inclines and it reached it’s advertised top speed of 30mph and had no trouble getting to that speed and maintaining it.

Features of the HD Phat Scooter:

  • 5.75″ Ground clearance.
  • Premium, hydraulic shocks for a smooth, controlled ride.
  • NEW & IMPROVED 19 Ah Battery, charges in 4-6 hours with a standard 110 W outlet.
  • Includes our standard 5amp charger or upgrade to the 9amp fast charger
  • Electronics neatly tucked away and hidden from the elements.
  • Spring-loaded kickstand.
  • 1-piece welded handlebar assembly for added safety.
  • Electronic-ABS hydraulic disc brakes.
  • Premium seat, with extra padding for a more comfortable ride.
  • Ultra-bright LED headlight.
  • High-powered, New 2000 W electric motor stored safely inside the wheel hub.
  • Rider weight limit: 440 pounds – 200Kg.

PROS

  • very good top speed and range
  • Very powerful 2000w motor
  • Twist and Go throttle
  • ABS and Hydraulic suspension

CONS

  • turn radius is quite wide


The Best Fat Tire Electric Scooter – Buyers Guide

Fat tire scooters look very sexy but their product names are anything but sexy. Unlike say Dualtron who name their scooters THUNDER, manufacturers of fat tire electric scooters name their scooter names like HD Phat Scooter 😱

But behind the sometimes awful names of these fat tire scooters hides an awesome looking scooter that can tackle any road you throw at it, and it will ride it with two adults in a very comfortable and easy way.

We often got very positive comments when testing these scooters in the city and at the beach. Lots of people came to ask where they could get one, and even took pictures of them, saying things like “what a sexy looking scooter” and “I want one too, tell me where to buy it”

Apart from the many positive feedback we got, both the HD Phat Scooter and the Phatty Scooter drove and handled very well.

When you master how to lean sideways in a corner you don’t need to turn the steering.

The battery capacity was very good and the range was as advertised.

Pro’s and Con’s of buying a fat tire electric scooter over a regular electric scooter

Advantages of a fat tire electric scooter are:

– 30+ miles of range on a single charge

– Top speed of 20 mph

– Can carry 2 passengers in comfort

– ABS and Full hydraulic suspension for extra safety

– Very good handling because of the low deck and low center of gravity

– You can sit or stand on it

Disadvantages of a fat tire electric scooter are:

– Because of their low deck, they can scrape in tight turns

Will you use it to commute?

If you don’t have to take a train on your way to work, then you don’t need a regular foldable electric scooter to commute

If you have the space to park it where you work and don’t need a foldable scooter then a fat tire scooter is a great option.

fat tire electric scooter review

They are a ton of fun and will put a smile on your face every time you drive it to work or wherever you take it.

Not just to commute…

A fat tire scooter is also very fun and practical to go grocery shopping (provided you don’t need a ton of groceries) 

We also enjoyed it a lot during the weekends for just cruising around, it is such a joy to just cruise along on one of these (and see those jealous faces as you drive by).

Conclusion:

All in all fat tire electric scooters are tons of fun and very comfortable and practical rides that will save you gas and put a very big smile on your face whenever you take it out for a drive.

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