Electric Mobility Scooters are often lighter, more compact, and more maneuverable than power chairs, and in many people’s eyes their appearance is more appealing. Scooters can have either front or rear-wheel drive. Weight capacities, suspensions and options vary widely by manufacturer. Weight capacities vary by 3-wheel & 4-wheel categories as well as by manufacturer. The better scooter manufacturers produce heavy-duty suspensions and higher weight capacities up to 500lbs. Find Quality 3-4 Wheel All Terrain Electric Scooters Online
So you have to differentiate between 3-Wheel and 4-Wheel Electric Mobility Scooters. And within those, you have the option to choose between Light & Portable or Heavy Duty ones:
3-Wheel Electric Mobility Scooters:
3-Wheel Electric Mobility Scooters, Light & Portable, are typically super light weight and compact for easy travel and storage and still sturdy enough to support between 200-250 pounds. The lower weight capacity translates to a lower weight scooter to lift. This can be a big advantage on long trips when you must 'hoof' this mobility item in your vehicle. These scooters weigh between 65 -100 lbs on average. The better ones have headlights and taillights to allow for day and night time use. So if you are looking for a scooter with the main advantage being easy fold-up and travel, this category of Electric Mobility Scooters is the right one or you.
3-Wheel Electric Mobility Scooters, Heavy Duty normally weight between 100 - 300lbs and can be burdensome on short trips. The weight capacity of its rider can range between 250 – 500lbs. The main advantage of the 3-wheel over the 4-wheel class is the tighter turning radius. So if you are more concerned with operating in tighter spaces, the 3-wheel class is more advantageous for you.
Both (3-Wheel, Light & Portable and Heavy Duty) have speeds from 5 - 10Mph (8-16Kmh) and driving range from 5 - 30 miles (8 – 50km). Each model must be selected carefully given this wide range of performance.
The main advantage of 4-Wheel Scooters, Light & Portable is increased stability and heavier weight capacity versus the 3-wheel mobility scooters. This is due to the wider front wheel base, thus helps to spread the overall weight out evenly between the front & rear scooter sections. A 4-Wheel Scooter and also the Heavy Duty option are both good for heavier or extremely tall person.
For the 4-Wheel Scooters, Heavy Duty, the main advantage is typically the increased weight capacity. The Electric Mobility Scooter can handle increased drivers weight due to its frame reinforcements and in part the increased battery capacity producing longer driving distances in some cases.
Also here, both categories of scooters also have speeds from 5 - 10Mph (8-16Kmh) and driving range from 5 - 30 miles (8 – 50km). Each model must be selected carefully given this wide range of performance.
Options are wide and varied and include upgrades for fully assembled ‘drive out condition’ scooters. Other options include baskets, mirrors, horns, light kits, lap belts, adjustable arm rests, adjustable seats that raise, tilt and swivel and an adjustable tiller.
Further options are hard and soft canopies, stylish mag type wheels, an on-board fuel gauge full suspension, two different speed options, turbo-cooled motors, puncture proof or standard tires and even radios. The higher end scooters come standard with plug-in/out rechargeable batteries with charger, color options and an extended warranty on frame components and parts.