Types of Invalid (Mobility) electric scooters

Invalid (mobility) electric scooters can be a great investment to help elderly or disabled people become more mobile. There are a few different types of invalid electric scooters, which makes it important to consider the right type before purchasing.

Road Invalid Electric Scooters

These scooters are ideal for use on roads (or more specifically roadsides) and can reach a maximum of 8mph. They can also be used on pavements and are generally more sturdy than other models for road use. Any class 3 model of road-going invalid scooters, however, requires a DVLA driving license.

Pavement Scooters

Pavement invalid electric scooters are half way between road scooters and travel scooters. They're not as large as road scooters but aren't designed to be taken apart regularly; they're comfortable for long periods of sitting down and run at a maximum speed of 4mph, ideal for travelling on pavements and high streets.

Travel Scooters

Travel scooters are smaller than both above types and are designed to be easily taken apart for transportation. They can be broken down into several parts to fit into cars or vans and reassembled easily. Travel invalid scooters are the smallest model of scooters available and the most popular; they come in a range of sizes, models, battery life and speeds so you'll need to shop around to fine the ideal model.

Purchasing Invalid Electric Scooters

You're best bet is to find a mobility store to see the full range of scooters for yourself and try them out. Your local authority will be able to give you information for providers or stores, but local newspaper adverts or directories should also include some stores.

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