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Electric mobility Scooters

 

A buyers guide to mobility scooters

For those with restricted mobility, electric scooters can offer that vital increase in freedom and quality of life. They can provide a safe, easy means of travelling to the local shop or visiting nearby friends and relatives.
There are a number of important factors to consider prior to purchasing a scooter. Some of the most crucial points are listed below:

  1. Where will you keep the scooter? Are you able to take it into your home? Do you have somewhere outside to store it?
  2. Do you have any steps or barriers between the road/street and your home?
    N.B. Your local authority is very unlikely to assist you with facilities such as a ramp or scooter shed.
  3. Wherever you plan to store your scooter, are there facilities to charge it?
  4. What type of terrain do you plan to travel over in your scooter?
  5. What sort of distance do you wish to travel? (Think in terms of total distance i.e. there and back)
  6. Are you physically fit enough to drive?
  7. Is your eye sight good enough to drive?
  8. Insurance is not mandatory but advisable.
  9. Class 3 scooters (see below re different Classes) have to be registered with the DVLA
  10. Ensure the vehicle is the right size for you, comfortable and of the appropriate weight capacity

Electric scooters can be 3 wheeled or 4 wheeled. 4 wheeled scooters tend to be considered more stable; however, if used appropriately, 3 wheeled scooters are secure. 3 wheeled scooters can usually manage a smaller turning circle.

There are two different classifications of electric scooter – Class 2 and Class 3. Class 2 and Class 3 scooters can be either 3 wheeled or 4 wheeled.


Class 2
Class 2 scooters are designed to be used on the pavement. They have a maximum speed of 4 mph. They tend to be smaller than Class 3 and many can be dismantled to be put in a car boot. The batteries of class 2 scooters tend to be smaller than those of class 3 and therefore Class 2 vehicles cannot travel such great distances.


Class 3
Class 3 scooters can be used on the road. Some travel up to 6mph with the majority having a maximum speed of 8mph. They have a higher specification than the class 2, for example they have lights, mirrors, etc. They tend to be larger vehicles and are less easy to dismantle for transportation. Their batteries are bigger and therefore they are able to travel greater distances. Class 3 vehicles have to be registered with the DVLA.
We have a wide variety of Class 2, Class 3, 3 wheeled and 4 wheeled scooters and ample space at our Centre in Evesham where you can test drive different vehicles to find the one that suits you.
We also offer various accessories eg stick holders, oxygen holders, capes and waterproof covers.


After Care
We have a full time Technician who will safety check vehicles, programme them if required, as well as deliver and demonstrate them. Should any problem arise with your vehicle whilst it is under guarantee, a Technician will visit promptly to resolve the situation.
Arrangements can be made for further cover once the vehicle is no longer under guarantee.

 

If you want more information on the specific models of mobility scooter we at Indy can offer, or for information on booking your scooter in for a service, you will find a limited selection here on our shop site or you can phone us on 0845 0716233 and talk to us about your needs.