Guide On What To Look For In Electric Mobility Scooters

by Jez Huntington - Date: 2006-12-22 - Word Count: 423 Share This!

Thanks to the tremendous advances in disabled mobility scooter design and technology over recent years, people who have mobility problems now can enjoy greater freedom and independence than ever before.

The main aim of a mobility scooter is to give people a richer quality of life and give them the freedom of choice that a wheelchair does not afford. Mobility Scooters give people independence and allows them to manage a lot of the everyday tasks themselves, such as shopping, going out with friends, going out for "walks" with people, they no longer are housebound.

Please note the following details are based on the law in Spain. The laws may differ in different countries.

The mobility scooters at present are divided into Class 2 and Class 3 vehicles.

Class 2 Mobility scooter vehicles are the smaller scooters, such as the one's you can dismantle and put into the trunk of a car. These scooters will travel up to speeds of 6.4kph (4mph), and the scooters are allowed to travel on the pavements and to cross over roads only, they are suitable for indoor use as they are smaller and more compact.

For use indoor and outdoor, but scooters are best on even surfaces.

These scooters have a short distance range.

Scooters are less stable.

Scooter seats are not so comfortable.

Available with 3 or 4 wheels.

The scooters can be collapsed/dismantled for transporting.

The scooters are designed to fit easily into a car boot.

Has handles for lifting and are lightweight.

Normally the scooter battery can also be removed for lifting.

Small and compact scooter

Class 3 Mobility scooter vehicles are the larger scooters which are capable of traveling up to 12.8kph
(8mph). These scooters can travel on the pavements but are also allowed to travel on the roads, although you don't need a driving license to use one, you must obey the rules of the road. If you haven't driven before it is best to talk to your dealer and arrange for a mobility scooter training course.

Larger scooter models have more comfortable seats.

Will cover long distances.

The scooters come with 3 or 4 wheels.

Curb climbing of 10cm.

Speed selector switch - pavement setting 4mph (6.4kph) can be flipped

up to 6-8mph (12.8kph).

The mobility scooters come with lights, indicators and a horn.

Flashing beacon -optional - used when on the road to warn others

of your presence.

The Difference between 3 and 4 wheel mobility scooters
3 wheel scooter version has a better turning circle and allows turning in small

spaces and round tight corners. The 4 wheel mobility scooter version is more stable but not as maneuverable.

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