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The Best Mobility Scooter, Electric Scooter or Powered Wheelchair

Updated on November 26, 2012

Buying an Electric Mobility Scooter

If you are considering buying an electric mobility scooter there are many things to consider. It is likely that you want an electric mobility scooter because you have difficulties with your own mobility, size of scooter, ease of use of scooter, mobility scooter insurance and mobility scooter dealers are all issues you will need to deal with.

People have mobility problems for a whole host of reasons, health related mobility restrictions, weight related mobility problems and simple old age can all limit your ability to get around. Electric mobility scooters also come in many shapes, sizes and designs, when you buy an electric scooter you need to make sure it fit's your mobility needs and not just pocket, do not buy the cheapest electric scooter you can find.

In this article we aim to deal with all of these issues making choosing and purchasing your electric mobility scooter, mobility insurance and using your electric scooter much easier.


Electric Mobility Scooter

As you will imagine there are a vast range of electric scooters on the market. We have broken this article down in to price bands to make it easier for you to choose.

We must point out that price doesn't always guarantee quality but is usually a good indication that these scooters are above average.

Secondhand electric scooters and wheelchairs are availble, unless you are absolutely sure you know what you are buying we would recommend buying a secondhand electric scooter from a mobility dealer who will be able to give you a warranty.

3 Wheel Mobility Scooter
3 Wheel Mobility Scooter

Electric Mobility Scooter under $600

Don't be fooled by the price of these electric scooters.

They are packed full of features with your safety in mind. Mobility scooters will enable you to get around with little effort, negotiate small spaces with ease, transport your scooter in your car and regain your independence.

  • Quick Connect Battery
  • Easy Charging System
  • Lightweight
  • Sturdy Design
  • Puncture Proof Tyres
  • Easy Use Hand Controls
  • Adjustable Seat

Take a look at these affordable mobility scooters below.

Three Wheel Electric Scooter under $800

The increase in price doesn't make these a better mobility scooter than there cheaper cousins, some of the increase will simply be the brand name.

You can expect all of the above features but you have more options available to you in this price range:

  • Stronger Batteries
  • Choice of Shopping Basket
  • Arm Rest
  • Headlights
  • Covers
  • Easy Transportable

$800 or less for an Electric Scooter

Mobility Scooters under $1000

Here in this section we are looking at the mid range scooters.

Build and usability are the key to this section of scooters, bringing you even more choice allowing you to personalise your scooter to suit your disability or health problem.

  • Longer Battery Life
  • Swivel Seats
  • More Shopping Space
  • Adjustable Armrests
  • No Flat Tyres
  • Anti Tip Mechanism
  • Range of Covers

Mid Range Electric Scooter

High End Powered Mobility Scooter $1500-$2000

The main difference in this section of mobility scooters is that everything is bigger and better.

Seats get bigger and more comfortable, lights get brighter, batteries last longer, more accessories are available and there are a lot more 4 wheel mobility scooters in this section.

High End Mobility Scooters

Luxury Mobility Scooter over $3000

Now we are talking about the top of the range mobility scooters, these scooters are the Cadillacs, the formula 1, simply the best that money can buy.

Some of these electric scooters can go off road like a 4x4 vehicle, some are fully enclosed for weatherproofing some are just so fast they should be on the track.

Buying one of these mobility scooters is a lifestyle choice, you will not be short of admirers and volunteers to have a ride.

Mobility Scooters for Style

Powered Electric Wheelchair

There are many people who need a wheelchair as a result of a disability, often the hospital will supply a wheelchair that you are unable to use. Should you need an Electric Wheelchair then Amazon have a great range available.

From simple wheelchairs with attached batteries to fully functional electric chairs, whatever your specific requirements there is something for you.

Always seek advice from your medical team about suitability of these mobility powered wheelchairs.

Electric Mobilty Wheelchair

Mobility Scooter Insurance

Depending on where you live mobility insurance might not be compulsory. That said you need to consider the fact that like any vehicle you could cause some damage to your vehicle, yourself or others with an electric scooter. In some states or countries you are also required to hold a driving licence or at least sit a training test.

We will not recommend any mobility scooter insurers but you should shop around and make sure you are covered for damage to your scooter and accidental damage to others or their property.

Mobility scooter maintenance policies are available as is breakdown cover for electric scooters. Be sure to get covered before going out in public on your scooter.

Buying a Mobility Scooter

Hopefully you have found this article useful, below is a list of things to consider before buying a mobility scooter or powered wheelchair:

  • Price
  • Usage
  • Ease of Use
  • Storage
  • Battery Life
  • Weatherproof
  • Driving Licence
  • Insurance
  • Warranty
  • Maintenance
  • Breakdown Cover

Most of all a mobility scooter is designed to help you keep your independence, whatever your disability you will find a suitable electric scooter to meet your needs.


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