Outdoor Mobility

What You Need to Know About Electric Mobility Scooters

Mobility scooters can be a great option for anyone needing an extra bit of support and independence to live an active lifestyle. By finding the right scooter for your needs, you won’t miss a beat in accomplishing daily errands, excursions, or even international travel. 

When to purchase a mobility scooter

Do you or a loved one ever avoid going out because of the required walking or other fatigue the trip would create? Do you struggle to “keep up” with others? A mobility scooter can instantly make your life more comfortable, giving you the energy to accomplish more in your day. 

Elderly users often benefit from mobility scooters, as well as those with a handicap or illness that impacts their mobility. Scooters can also be a great fit for individuals recovering from surgery, allowing them to get back to their busy lives as soon as possible. 

Benefits of a mobility scooter

Greater Independence

Forget being limited to smooth pathways– the right mobility scooter can take you just about anywhere. With varying degrees of clearance, incline ratings, large wheels, and shock absorbers, scooters can handle all sorts of terrain: from grass to gravel, dirt, and more. Go wherever you need to with greater independence and comfort. 

Many scooters can quickly become your most trusted travel companion! Portable scooters fold or disassemble into parts convenient to store in the back of a vehicle or plane overhead compartment. 

Keep Up With Your Busy Schedule

Get more done in your day without losing energy. Electric mobility scooters don’t require manual force to move, meaning you or a caretaker won’t tire from pushing a chair. Incredibly, these scooters often travel from 5-20 miles on a single charge, keeping up with your most action-packed days. 

Increased Comfort

Mobility scooters are designed for comfort, helping you accomplish all your tasks without strain. Sit back, relax, and cruise through grocery store aisles or shopping malls as fast as you’d like. 

Most electric scooters also have storage baskets and compartments to store your bags and personal belongings without added strain. 

Which Mobility Scooter is Right for Me?

These days, electric mobility scooters come in a wide range of models for your specific needs and lifestyle: from a simple travel folding chair to an all-terrain power scooter that can tackle snow and steep curbs. 

The first thing to consider when choosing a mobility scooter is the number of wheels (really!). 

3-Wheel vs. 4-Wheel Scooters

Both scooters are great options but have different benefits according to your lifestyle preferences. 

A 4-wheel scooter is a great mobility option for those who live active, outdoor lives. They typically come equipped with a sturdier wheelbase, greater clearance heights, larger tires, and higher incline ratings. These scooters generally boast higher speeds and greater battery mileage, limiting the times you’ll need to stop and recharge. 

On the other hand, 3-wheel scooters have tight turn radiuses and are better for maneuvering in narrow spaces. If you primarily use your scooter indoors, a 3-wheel scooter may be a better option. The triangular design also gives users more legroom to stretch out and relax. If you travel often, 3-wheel scooters are often lighter and more compact. 

There are, of course, exceptions to every rule. Some 4-wheel models are designed for travel, while certain 3-wheel scooters can easily handle outdoor terrain. Every scooter model will have a unique set of benefits, so be sure to read the description of each. 

In addition to the number of wheels, here are some other items to consider: 

  • Weight Limit: What weight requirements would you like your scooter to accommodate? If you need extra support, consider a heavy-duty scooter with weight limits of up to 600lbs.
  • Range: How long do you need your scooter to travel on a single charge?
  • Incline Rating: Do you live on a steep driveway or regularly encounter hills? You may need a scooter with a larger climbing angle.
  • Portability: Consider where you’ll be taking your scooter. If you’re a frequent traveler, find a model that can easily fold or disassemble.
  • Storage: Scooters come equipped with a variety of storage compartments and baskets. If you’d like to use your scooter for regular errands, select a model with your desired storage space.
  • Style: Make sure to choose a color and scooter model that you love. Many models come in multiple colors, making it easy to match your personal style.
  • Add-ons: Consider any add-ons which are important to your ideal comfort and functionality. Such as safety lights, USB charging, LCD displays, cupholder, and more.

Our Bestsellers

While we stand by every mobility scooter in our carefully-selected catalog, a few of our bestsellers are a great place to start your search. 

EW-72 Recreational All-Terrain Scooter

Looking for peak performance alongside a smooth ride? The EW-72 is at the top of its class. With a long-lasting 43-mile charge and a record-breaking 15mph top speed, the EW-72 mobility scooter is built for outdoor adventures. This stunning 4-wheel scooter has full suspension, extra-large tires, and a 6” ground clearance to tackle just about any terrain. 

Pride Go-Go Elite Traveller 3-Wheel Scooter

Small but mighty! This 3-wheel Pride scooter is built with easy travel in mind. It easily disassembles into 5 lightweight pieces, connected by a front-to-rear cable, to pack up and take to your next destination. A unique wrap-around ergonomic tiller allows users to smoothly navigate around tight corners without strain. 

Buzzaround EX Extreme 4-Wheel

A stable, comfortable scooter perfect for long-distance rides and travel. The Buzzaround EX Extreme 4-Wheel can travel up to 18 miles on a single charge with a top speed of 5mph.  It’s packed with extra details and add-ons: from a plush stadium-style seat, to extra foot room and a super bright LED headlight. 

Revo 2.0 3-Wheel Scooter

This 3-Wheel scooter effortlessly combines durability and versatility. This scooter can travel up to 12 miles on a single battery charge, and its generous 400-pound weight capacity makes it a great choice for a variety of users. The 40” turning radius and flat-free tires mean this scooter can adapt to many different environments, and an ultra heavy-duty drivetrain provides all the power you need. Traveling? Quickly disassemble the scooter into 4 portable pieces. 

Need some extra assistance finding the perfect scooter for you or a loved one? Contact our team of product specialists, and we’d be happy to help you find the best pick for your needs and lifestyle. 

What is the Best Mobility Scooter to Buy

What is the Best Mobility Scooter to Buy?

Some people assume using a mobility scooter to get around means losing their freedom. In fact, the opposite is true. Using a mobility scooter enhances a person’s freedom to move about wherever they want to go. It allows them to be present and participate in activities with others instead of sitting out on the sidelines.

With a mobility scooter, you’re not restricted by the pain and difficulty of walking caused by arthritis, muscular disease, or other painful conditions. 

All you need to do is choose the best mobility scooter to buy for your circumstances, take a seat, and off you go!

7 Different Types of Mobility Scooters

There are dozens of different types of mobility scooters on the market, each with its own features and benefits. To simplify the search for you, we’ve grouped them into seven categories (although there will be some overlap). 

Don’t let the number of different types of mobility scooters overwhelm you—Med Mart just mentions them here for your information. 

First, we will unpack scooters and their wheel counts. If you want to skip that and immediately determine the best mobility scooter for you, scroll down to the next section. Otherwise, keep reading.

1. 3-Wheel Scooters

3-wheel scooters are an excellent option for indoor use because they fit through tighter spaces and can easily maneuver around furniture. 

Features and benefits:

  • The two larger wheels in the back and one smaller front wheel provide a tight turning radius.
  • There’s a lot of legroom, which is better for people who have knee or leg injuries or ailments.
  • The lightweight design means these cost less than 4-wheel scooters.

Price Range: $799 to $5,320

2. 4-Wheel Scooters

4-wheel scooters are great for handling general transport situations inside buildings. They’re also the best mobility scooter choice for the outdoors. 

Features and benefits: 

  • Two wheels in the back and two in front keep the scooter from tipping over, providing ultimate stability.
  • The four wheels grip the ground better, so it can easily handle curbs and small hills.

Price Range: $849 to $6,920

3. Folding Scooters

Folding scooters are a great option if you want a scooter on hand for occasional, short-distance use (like when traveling on vacation or to visit the grandkids). 

Features and benefits:

  • The entire scooter folds up for easy storage and transportability.
  • Some scooters can fold and unfold via remote control.
  • The scooter’s compact design only weighs about 50 pounds, offering convenient transportability.

Price Range: $1,499 to $3,299

4. Portable Scooters

Portable scooters are perfect for taking on errands, shopping trips, and social events because they’re easy to disassemble to fit into the trunk of a car. No lift is required.

Features and benefits:

  • Small, lightweight pieces are quick to reassemble on the go.
  • They're quite affordable at a lower price than larger, heavier-duty models.
  • They’re easy to operate. You can focus on what’s happening around you without the distraction of too many functions.

Price range: $799 to $2,699

5. Full-Size Scooters

Full-size scooters are sturdy and have a far enough driving distance range to be used as your primary transportation vehicle. 

Features and benefits:

  • There are advanced features for comfort, performance, and safety.
  • There’s plenty of room for your legs and feet, so you never feel cramped.
  • An attached hitch lets you connect a range of accessories.
  • A full suspension provides a smooth ride.

Price range: $1,844 to $6,995

6. All-Terrain Scooters

All-terrain mobility scooters are the best for the outdoors if you’re the type of person who wants to go anywhere without being held back by the rugged terrain often found in nature.

Features and benefits:

  • The high ground clearance handles dirt roads, grass, gravel, and more.
  • A sturdy frame, large pneumatic wheels, and a sound suspension offer ultimate comfort.
  • The canopy or shield option protects you from wind, rain, and other outdoor elements.

Price Range: $2,949 to $6,920

7. Heavy-Duty Scooters

Heavy-duty scooters provide serious riders with maximum performance and ultimate comfort.

Features and benefits:

  • These are built to carry larger loads with ease.
  • The seats are wider and more cushioned, so you don’t get sore.
  • Nicer, bigger wheels let you travel farther, quicker.

Price Range: $1,696 to $6,995

How to Choose the Best Mobility Scooter for You

There are so many options available that choosing the best mobility scooter for you is an easy task, regardless of what you need. Use our list and pick the one that will suit your needs best.  If you have questions, Med Mart is here to help!

Indoor vs. Outdoor

If you’re planning to do most of your scootering indoors, you might want a portable 3-wheeler since they can turn tighter. If you’re planning on spending time outside, you’ll probably want a 4-wheeled scooter with bigger wheels, higher clearance, and a more comfortable seat.

How Fast Mobility Scooters Go

How fast a mobility scooter goes should be a significant factor in your decision. Depending on whether you’re riding inside, on sidewalks and pathways, or on the road (preferably in a bike lane), you'll have different requirements.

The speed for mobility scooters ranges from 3.6 miles per hour (perfect for home use) to 8.1 miles per hour (best for driving on smooth surfaces outdoors). Consider the areas where you’ll be driving the most to determine how fast your mobility scooter should go.

Tech Specs

Regarding technical specifications, there’s something for everyone’s body, lifestyle, and personality. 

  • Seat Width: There’s a good fit for all, with sizes ranging from 14 inches to 23 inches across.
  • Color: Anything from black or white to camouflage or gold are available. You can choose your best mobility scooter hue.
  • Style: Feeling sleek, rugged, chic, or sporty? It’s up to you—each feature is a possibility, so there’s no need to compromise.
  • Features: Just a few of the possibilities include:
    Automatic folding
    Canopy
    Dual seat
    Foot pedal drive
    Power-elevating seat
  • Weight Capacity: This ranges from 200 pounds all the way up to 600 pounds, so absolutely anyone can ride.
  • Drive Range: Some mobility scooter batteries have a maximum range of 20.1 miles or more on a single charge.
  • Turning Radius: This can be as little as 35 inches.

You’d be surprised at the different styles and types of mobility scooters available for your needs. Check them ou

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