Electric mobility scooters come in an array of shapes, sizes and prices to suit all requirements and budgets. You need to consider a few things before investing in an electric mobility scooter for yourself or a loved one.
The first step is to zero in on a model from the options available – Petite Scooters, Two Seater Scooters, Foldable Mobility Scooters, Three and Four-Wheel Electric Scooters, Scooters with headlights and baskets, Scooters with oxygen holders, Heavy-Duty Electric Scooters. You need to do some research how these models differ and which of these will fit in your requirements.
Two basic versions of the electric mobility scooter are the portable type and the utility type. Portable scooters can be dismantled into components and be lifted individually into a vehicle for easy transport. On the other hand, the utility type scooters are larger and can be used for longer distances; however, the weight of the components are much heavier or they cannot be disassembled.
Other factors you need to consider are size, weight, and battery capacity. Three-wheeled mobility scooters are lighter in weight compared to a four wheel scooter, although the latter offer better balance, particularly when riding them outside, especially on un-level ground or when turning sharply.
Mobility scooters have highly flexible tiller, making it easy for the users to steer the scooter in any direction. The seats are fixed on stems, and some may offer sliding or swivel. In some models, seats can have 360 degree rotation, allowing a user the freedom to move any way they want.
Whether you want to just improve your mobility in view of age, or disability has left you with few options, getting an electric mobility scooter will be one of the best investments you have ever made. Backed by constantly improving technology, electric mobility scooters at the stores are getting faster and lighter. All user needs to do is plug in and go.