This is yourReally Good Guide to Choosing a Mobility Scooter. It is meant for people who are considering a mobility scooter because of limited or reduced mobility, or a disability that limits movement.
We like to think of an electric mobility scooter as your ticket to freedom. A mobility scooter is an alternative electric vehicle that will help you to live a more independent life, without having to rely on other people to navigate your own home or to enjoy the outdoors.
In this Guide, we cover all the basics you need to know when choosing a mobility scooter, and make some recommendations for you to consider.
You or your loved one might be a good candidate for a mobility scooter if you answer YES to one or more of these questions:
If you answered YES to any of these questions, or if you think that a loved one would answer YES, then you might be a perfect candidate for a mobility scooter.
It seems as though mobility scooters are everywhere these days, and it makes sense for our aging population. Mobility scooters are easy to use and allow you to preserve your independence. They are great for indoor and outdoor use, visiting friends, going shopping, and so much more. Some of the key benefits of modern mobility scooters include:
But which mobility scooter is right for me? There are so many different kinds and models of mobility scooters on the market today, it can be a daunting task to decide.
Some scooters are lightweight and portable; others are full sized and meant to carry larger loads, and even go off-road. Mobility scooters also range greatly in price, from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. Making a smart decision can seem daunting, and very time-consuming. We’re here to help.
In this Guide we will discuss the most important things to look for when researching mobility scooters, and the questions you should ask before choosing the right scooter for you or your loved one.. Some of the key questions to consider when shopping for a mobility scooter are the following:
Mobility Scooters are typically subdivided into 3 types: 3-wheel mobility scooters, which provide indoor and outdoor versatility; 4-wheel mobility scooters, which offer increased stability, especially in outdoor situations; and heavy-duty scooters, which are ideal for those who want a luxury ride, increased weight-carrying capacity, and the ability to handle rough terrain.
3-Wheel mobility scooters have one wheel in front and two wheels in the rear, providing a stable platform for transportation. These are the best option if you require a scooter which is small and easy to maneuver. A 3-wheel mobility scooter requires less room to turn and are often more portable than other models.
3-wheel scooters are best suited if you need:
4-Wheel mobility scooters are ideal for those seeking a highly stable platform, and the ability to ride over bumps in the road. A 4 wheel scooter often has a larger and more powerful motor, making it perfect for covering longer distances or going over steep hills. A 4-Wheel Scooter is perfect if you mainly intend to use the scooter outdoors.
4 wheel scooters are best suited if you need:
Heavy-duty mobility scooters have a weight-carrying capacity of up to 500 lbs., and are well-appointed with luxury features not found on less expensive models. Heavy Duty Scooters offer excellent indoor and outdoor mobility for bariatric patients. They are equipped with heavy duty motors and bigger batteries, so they have the ability to travel longer distances and at higher speeds.
Heavy-duty scooters are best suited if you need:
EWheels is highly respected name in the world of mobility scooters; and now, with the formation of EWheels Medical Division, they are breaking new ground altogether. EWheels Medical develops, manufactures and distributes high-quality, FDA-compliant Electric-Powered Mobility Scooters.
EWheels Medical enters the market with incredibly portable, and affordable, EW-M34. The search for a high-quality, indoor/outdoor scooter just got easier. Introducing the EW-M34 Portable Mobility Scooter.
The EW-M34 is packed with value, and has the longest range and lightest weight of any travel scooter on the market today.
The 4-wheel design ensures stability, and its size makes it easy to get around, no matter where you are.
The EW-M34 features a non-slip platform and swivel executive seat with movable armrests, making getting in and out, easy and convenient. And with a 300 pound capacity, it fits most riders with easy.
You’ll also find easy to use controls, and a delta tiller for complete control, even in tight environments. And with a 1o mile operating range, the EW-M34 is ready to go whenever you are.
With the EW-M34, it’s the details that make this scooter stand out. Like a large detachable front basket with carrying handles; bright LED headlights, heavy-duty front bumper, and designer aluminum wheels.
One of the most outstanding features of the EW-M34 is its ability to be broken down into 5 lightweight pieces, making transporting it from one destination to another a breeze. In just 5 easy steps, the EW-M34 is ready to go.
The EW-M34 is perfect for anyone looking for an affordable, portable scooter that is easily disassembled for travel. It provides a high level of stability, with a 4-wheel base, a wide, non-slip platform for your feet, and a swivel executive seat with adjustable armrests for easy access.
The EWheels EW-19 Mobility Scooter - aka the “Sporty” - is the most affordable, high-speed, long-range scooter on the market today.
It is simply an amazing personal mobility vehicle. Why amazing? Because for only $1,049, you get many of the features and benefits of mobility scooters costing twice as much.
Let’s start with it’s size. The EW-19 is a compact 3-wheel scooter, with a collapsable tiller and removable seat, making it idea for storage and travel.
But don’t let the compact size of the EW-19 fool you - this throttle-controlled scooter is fast, with 3 speed settings reaching speeds of up to 15 mph. And with its high-capacity battery, it can go up to 21 miles on a single charge.
Now take a look at the seat, which is so unique in the world of mobility scooters. Many scooters today come with oversized executive seats with adjustable armrests, but in keeping with its nickname, the “Sporty” a sleek comfort saddle that with an ergonomic backrest. The seat is also removable, making it perfect for travel.
The rear storage basket is not only extra large (11" x 20" x 10), but it comes with a wire mesh top, which can be locked in place to protect your valuables. Perfect for trips to the mall or other busy locations.
The EW-19 is ideal for anyone seeking for an affordable, portable scooter. It’s fast and fun to ride, with a banana-style seat and sporty profile. If you need to transport a lot of cargo - like groceries for example - you will love the large rear basket with steel mesh top, which can be locked for security.
The Priority Electric Transportation (PET) Pro Flex 500 - originally known by the brand name Zappy Scooter - is one of the oldest mobility scooters on the market. It is very popular with people living in 55+ communities, especially where they can ride to the mall or local restaurants. Some customers also love the PET Pro Flex 500 for RV camping, and we also know that they are popular at NASCAR events.
Sometimes people ask about the 350W PET scooter, and wonder if it’s enough for their riding needs. While it’s true that the PET 350 is a decent scooter, and $300 less than the 500W model at only $799, I think customers are generally more satisfied with the more powerful motor. This gives you better climbing ability, and is especially important for heavier riders.
The PET Pro Flex 500 weighs 112 lbs, but can be partially disassembled for travel. The seat is removable, so it’s a true Sit or Stand type scooter. And with wide base for your feet to rest, and a powerful front hub motor, the Flex 500 is a great all-around ride.
Not only that, the PET Pro Flex 500 has an 18 mile range on a single charge, and because of its unique three-wheel design, it has a very tight turning radius (great for navigating the aisles in a grocery store), and a front carrying basket. There is a convenient battery indicator on the center unit where the headlight is mounted.
The PET Pro Flex 500 Mobility Scooter is ideal for people who are looking for a reliable, feature-rich, portable scooter that isn’t too expensive. The PET Pro Flex 500 offers stand and sit options, with a removable seat that accepts a backrest upgrade, so it is idea for people cannot walk long distances without a rest.
Pro Flex 500 can travel in forward and reverse directions, and has a tight turning radius with excellent maneuverability, so it is perfect for trips to the grocery store or mall. It’s one of the oldest brands of mobility scooters on the market today, with a well-deserved reputation for quality and performance.
Economical, practical and fun, the Stand-N-Ride Electric Scooter by EV Rider is a modern alternative transportation vehicle. The smooth, quiet ride will carry passengers up to 15 mph, and with its three-wheel design, the Stand-N-Ride Scooter is as stable as it is maneuverable.
The Stand-N-Ride Scooter is a bestselling electric recreational/practical, pre-mobility scooter. Because of it easy of use, long range and speed, the Stand-N-Ride is excellent for warehouse applications, college campuses, shopping malls, enclosed parking garages, patrol by security officers, cruise ships, NASCAR races, or just about any other use where you need silent (no emission) green transportation.
The Stand N Ride Scooter is the one of the most easy to transport scooters in the market, with the heaviest part weighing only 43 lbs; it can be dismantled to fit in the trunk of a small car. The Stand-N-Ride comes apart in less than 30 seconds, into lightweight pieces, including the tiller, base frame, battery pack, basket and seat - all without the need for any tools.
Many of our customers are not ready for a four-wheel mobility scooter or wheelchair, but would like something more stable than a bicycle, to go shopping, visit friends, or just get a little fresh air and sunshine. Does that sound like you?
Then the EV Rider Stand-N-Ride Scooter might just be the perfect scooter for you. This extra stable, three-wheeled sit-or-stand scooter is perfect to give you that little bit of extra help you need to get through your day.
Whether you're headed to the mall, local park, flea market or just want to keep up a little better with the rest of your family. The Stand-N-Ride Scooter gives you so many options. You can ride it standing, or you can get a custom designed seat that attaches to the scooter, letting you sit in comfort while you scoot.
The Stand-N-Ride scooter has a wide range of applications, from college campuses to cruise ships. If you like to stand and ride, this is a great and affordable scooter. With the addition of the comfort saddle, the Stand-N-Ride is also ideal as a mobility scooter, giving you the freedom to travel where and when you want to go - No car required.
The new value-packed EW-20 from EWheels is one of the best long range, high speed mobility scooters on the market today. This 3-wheel scooter is capable of reaching speeds of up to 15 mph, and can travel up to 21 miles on a single charge.
The large, executive style swivel seat comes with adjustable armrests, make it easy to get on and off the EW-20. And with a stylish, designer chassis and LED headlight, you’re sure to turn heads.
The EW-20 is fitted with an extra-large wire mesh storage basket in the rear, which comes with a lockable top. It also features a cell phone holder, USB charging port, along with 3 different speed settings, that add to the safety and performance of this scooter.
For ease of transport, the EW-20 has a folding tiller and removable seat. The EW-20 comes fully assembled and ride-ready.
The EW-20 is perfect for people with slight to moderate mobility challenges, who want a sporty scooter for indoor and outdoor use. The EW-20 is ideal for anyone who want to go shopping with their scooter, leaving the car behind in the garage.
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The RiderXpress Scooter by EV Rider is truly like no other scooter on the market. It is a 4-wheel scooter design, but with the turning radius and therefore maneuverability. you would expect to find on a 3-wheel model.
The 4-wheel platform gives the RiderXpress Scooter give the scooter a great deal of stability, and yet it is also incredibly portable. Not only that, but with full suspension, you will get a very smooth ride on the RiderXpress.
It is the only small, disassembling scooter available with a mono-shock suspension and a standard size (not mini) transaxle.
The EV Rider HeartWay RiderXpress is ideal for riders looking for a stable mobility scooter with comfort, style and functionality. While a mid-size perfect for outdoor adventures, the RiderXpress is a tight turning radius for great maneuverability, and can be disassembled for easy transport.
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