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Mobility scooters – a few notes…

Posted Sep 14 2009 8:17pm 1 Comment

Another search-engine list nugget – 2 wheel Motability scooters.

Firstly, the writer means mobility, not Motability – and yes, there’s a difference – and there are no 2-wheel mobility scooters. I happen to think there should be though. Motability’s scooter and powerchair arm, by the way, is called Route2Mobility these days.

Mobility scooters are electric, and 3 or 4 wheeled. Three-wheelers are lighter to steer, but marginally less stable (you have to be a complete plonker to flip one). Four-wheelers are – natch – a little more stable, tend to be larger and thus more comfy.

When considering the number of wheels, you need to think about where it will be kept. Basically, electric scooters and powerchairs like the same conditions you do, so don’t keep them in an unheated, damp, shed. My powerchair, for example, lives in my bedroom.

Access to tight spaces is much easier with three wheels (tighter turning circle).

They’re available in speeds of 4, 6, and 8 mph, and all three come in 3 or 4 wheel versions.

Other that that, it’s down to personal choice and budget.

Another search-engine list nugget – 2 wheel Motability scooters.

Firstly, the writer means mobility, not Motability – and yes, there’s a difference – and there are no 2-wheel mobility scooters. I happen to think there should be though. Motability’s scooter and powerchair arm, by the way, is called Route2Mobility these days.

Mobility scooters are electric, and 3 or 4 wheeled. Three-wheelers are lighter to steer, but marginally less stable (you have to be a complete plonker to flip one). Four-wheelers are – natch – a little more stable, tend to be larger and thus more comfy.

When considering the number of wheels, you need to think about where it will be kept. Basically, electric scooters and powerchairs like the same conditions you do, so don’t keep them in an unheated, damp, shed. My powerchair, for example, lives in my bedroom.

Access to tight spaces is much easier with three wheels (tighter turning circle).

They’re available in speeds of 4, 6, and 8 mph, and all three come in 3 or 4 wheel versions.

Other that that, it’s down to personal choice and budget.

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Hi there, do you know of any shops that will stock the TGA Vita? I've found some  online but haven't managed to find one in a showroom so I can try it out.
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