Mobility scooters are specialized vehicles that are battery powered and designed to convey disabled persons from one place to another, short or long distance, either indoors or outdoors. There are three chief mobility scooter types. They include the portable or collapsible, the mid range and the class 3 types. They are modeled to cater for various needs and it is advisable to find the best that suits particular persons. Selection is guided by such reasoning as the weight of the person, the place they intend to drive it at and any extra use intended for the conveyance.
Portable mobility scooter types are light and easy to dismantle. They can be carried from one position to another in three or four separate parts that can be easily transported by a small car. Their total mileage using a single fully charged battery is about ten to fifteen miles and can have a minimal acceleration rate. They are ideal for both the interior and the exterior though most users drive them outdoors. They are easy to handle in traffic situations since they cover a small radius when negotiating direction.
The mid range designs are heavier than the portable kind and are less convenient to carry on other vehicles. Because of their stronger solidity, they are more balanced and comfortable to use than a collapsible one. In cases of maximum battery performance, they can cover a mileage of twenty to twenty five miles and can carry relatively heavy weights.
Class 3 mobility scooter types are huge and make for little transportation ease on other vehicles. A person using this kind has the legal prerogative to share main roads with other traffic vehicles since they can cover a total distance of thirty five miles with a fully charged battery. They give the best comfort and can carry the heaviest loads of the three designs.