Get back your freedom with an electric mobility scooter! Buying Guide

There’s nothing like the feeling of warm, summer air on your face! And what better way to enjoy it than by having the mobility and independence to get outside when and were you feel like it?

During the summer, as you travel down any street, you will notice an increase in the number of elderly or mobility impaired individuals riding on mobility scooters– and for a good reason. Their safety, speed and comfort make then perfect options for people looking to go places.

There are three main types of electric mobility scooters for you to choose from:

foldable mobility scooter
Brand new, Pride Go-Go Foldable Scooter

1. The Compact or Foldable Electric Mobility Scooter: These are ideal options for those looking for a compact scooter that can fit into your car or van. Light-weight, compact scooters can be easily disassembled into separate pieces in order to facilitate transportation– it’s extremely quick to put apart and just as speedy to build them back up! These smaller scooters come at a very affordable price-tag, making them a good option for budget-conscious buyers. Within the same, light category are foldable mobility scooters. These devices are newer in the market and are usually constructed with flexible materials that make them the lightest and most convenient choice for individuals who are constantly on the go. They do not need to be disassembled and can easily fit into the trunk of your car. Price-wise, they are pricier than regular, compact (travel) scooters.

2. Midsize Scooters: The second largest type of electric mobility scooter is the midsize– a compromise between luxury and compact scooters. Midsize scooters provide users with a cushier, more comfortable ride than smaller sized devices, often providing individuals with a choice between regular seats or captain’s chair seating. These scooters are also often equipped with larger-sized batteries, making them a good choice for people looking to travel on them for longer distances (their range usually goes up to 40 km on a single charge). Because tires are often larger in midzie scooters, they have larger clearance from the ground, which helps the driver navigate roads and kerbs with greater ease. While a few midsize scooters can be disassembled for transportation in small vehicles, most of them will need tools in order to carry out the task. If you are looking to buy a midsize scooter and travel with it, you will likely require a van or larger vehicle with a ramp.

cobra by drive
Drive Cobra Scooter

3. Luxury/ Heavy Duty Scooters: Heavy duty mobility scooters present users with the very best in size, comfort and quality. Equipped with reinforced suspension and higher ground clearance due to their larger wheels, these mobility scooters are ideal for people looking to use them on challenging surfaces like uneven pavements, fields and hills. Powerful, luxury scooters can hold up a larger weight capacity as well and are often indicated for larger individuals who require the extra support to ensure their safety.  Although they come at a higher price-tag and are challenging to transport on another vehicle, heavy duty mobility scooters are the preferred choice of individuals looking for versatility and modern, trendy design.

Vital Mobility has access to the very best mobility scooters in the Canadian market. Call us today to find out how we can help you find the perfect one for your needs.