For those with poor mobility electric scooters or mobility scooters are an ideal solution to improve their mobility and independence. Scooters are usually battery powered with the ability to carry one person.
Mobility scooters come is a wide range of styles to accommodate different user’s needs. Mobility scooters can have either three or four wheels, and have two main speed setting; 4mph or 8mph. As the scooters run on battery power there is no pollution produced. The batteries are rechargeable. The distance which a scooter can cover on one charge will depend from scooter to scooter, and the terrain on which the mobility scooter is used. Operating a scooter is fairly simple, with accelerating and braking functions and a tiller style steering.
Types of Electric Scooters
There are several different types of Electric Scooters or Mobility. The main ones are a follows:
Transportable Mobility Scooters – These scooter are designed to dismantle and mantle simply and quickly. The scooter will dismantle into section making it light to lift and fit into most car boots.
3 Wheeled Electric Scooters or Mobility Scooters – The three wheeled mobility scooters are full size and offer good manoeuvrability and are suitable for both indoor as well as outdoor use.
4 Four-Wheeled Electric Scooters or Mobility Scooters – Four wheel scooters offer greater stability than 3 wheel scooters. These types of scooters are mainly used for outdoor use. These scooters have bigger tyres with wider base and can go as fast as 8 mph.
Advantages of Electric Scooters or Mobility Scooters
The main advantages are as follows:
1. The Electric Scooters are powered by battery therefore no physical exertion is required.
2. People with low mobility can gain greater independence.
3. No assistance to drive these scooters is required as it is very easy operating these scooters