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Top 5 Best Folding Disability Scooters

Mobility scooters have long been the more affordable and practical cousin to the wheelchair. With the world's population older than at any other point in history, it’s no surprise, therefore, to see an unprecedented demand. The beauty for you, the buyer? More demand brings more innovation and lower prices as manufacturers fight for their place in the market. 

One of those innovations was the lightweight foldable mobility scooter and to use the sporting lingo, “it’s been a real game-changer”. Now you have the extra mobility AND easy storage (whether in the home or outside). The tricky part can be muddling through all the information online. And that’s where we come in! This blog will talk you through what you need to consider when buying your foldable mobility scooter, as well as five of our very own recommendations. 

Things to consider

Mobility scooters aren’t just a lifestyle choice; their main benefits are practical ones. 

As such, there are practical considerations you need to consider first before you get your heart set on the scooter for you. Here are the main questions you need to ask yourself before you start to browse:

 

  • What kinds of journeys will you be making

Short, everyday trips? Or more occasional forays?

Will you need to make longer journeys? Will it all be flat terrain, or could there be hills?

All these questions will dictate the decision you make.

 

  • Where will you store it?

It’ll need to be stored somewhere secure and dry when it’s not in use. You’ll need to charge its batteries overnight, so your storage location needs to have a mains supply, ideally.

Maybe you have room in a hallway or your living area? 

Will you need a ramp to bring it into the house? 

 

  • Your weight and size

Your weight also plays a part in your decision-making. Portable scooters often come with a lighter weight limit too, usually about 125 kgs. Buying a scooter too light for your needs can invalidate the warranty, not to mention it will likely be an uncomfortable, unstable ride!

 

  • Your budget

And let's not forget the financial considerations… 

Luckily, with the prices being forced down, you can get a basic model for under a thousand bucks these days (the pricier models are obviously more powerful and usually have a few more ‘bells and whistles’).

Top Five Best Folding Disability Scooters

BEST ON A BUDGET

FLASH SALE! MotoTec 48V/10Ah 700W Folding 3-Wheel Mobility Scooter MT-FOLD-TRK-700  – Electric Bike Paradise

    The price tag isn’t the only the Mototec Folding Mobility Electric Trike has going for it. 

    The headlight, key start, dual rear drum brakes, rear reflectors, and 10inch air-filled tires all come as standard and make for a safe and comfortable ride. 

    The pair of hub motors built into the rear allow for impressive torque for riding up hills, and the lightweight aluminum frame is pleasantly durable. The compact, three-wheel provides a sharp turning radius too.


    MOBILITY ELECTRIC TRIKE FEATURES

    • Charge time: 4-8 hrs
    • Max rider weight: 286 lbs
    • Range Per Charge: 20 miles (weight dependant)
    • Scooter Size: 42 x 22 x 33 inches
    • Folded Size: 17 x 22 x 33 inches
    • Scooter Weight: 62 lbs (with battery)

    EASIEST FOLDING

    EV Rider TranSport AF4W

      All folded up with just a touch of a button. What’s not to like?

      Powered by an ultra-lightweight 8.7Ah Lithium battery, it has dual-hand two-way throttle control, LED headlights, and a nice, tight turning radius. We’ve come to expect nothing less from EV Rider these days!

       

      MOBILITY SCOOTER SPECIFICATIONS

      • Overall Length: 33.5″ in / 85cm
      • Overall Width: 18.3”in / 46.5 cm
      • Folded Overall Length: 30” / 76 cm
      • Folded Overall Width: 16.5″ / 42cm
      • Folded Overall Height: 17.7” / 45 cm
      • Weight with 25.2V 11.5Ah Li-Ion Batteries: 51.8 lbs / 23.5 kg

      BEST FOR ACTIVE LIFESTYLE

      Ev Rider Transport AF+ Deluxe Automatic Folding Power Scooter –  BuyMobilityChairs

        Not only does The EV Rider transport look the part, but it’s super-portable and folds up small enough to fit into a closet. If you are on the road quite a bit, this one is highly recommended!

         

        MOBILITY SCOOTER SPECIFICATIONS

        • Overall Length: 33.5″ in / 85cm
        • Overall Width: 16.5″ in / 42 cm
        • Overall Height – at Maximum Tiller Height: 33.5″ in / 85cm
        • Overall Height – at Minimum Tiller Height: 30″ in / 76cm
        • Folded Overall Length: 30” / 76 cm
        • Folded Overall Width: 16.5″ / 42cm
        • Folded Overall Height: 17.7” / 45 cm
        • Weight with 25.2V 11.5Ah Li-Ion Batteries: 44 lbs / 20 kgs
        • Charging Time: 4 – 6 hrs
        • *Driving Range: Up to 10 miles
        • Load Capacity: 250 lbs / 115 kg

        BEST FOR VALUE

        EWheels EW 20 Mobility Scooter - Spirit Mobility

          There is a strong argument the Ewheels EW-20 is the best mixture of high-speed and long-range out there. What there can be no argument about is the excellent value it offers.

          Super comfortable swivel seat. Lovely black matt finish. 21 miles to a charge. The extra storage at the back. And a whole lot more.

          The cherry on the cake is the three-year warranty, as well as being shipped fully assembled and ready to ride.

           

          EWHEELS EW-20 SPECIFICATIONS

          • Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
          • Distance: 21 miles per charge (distance varies on terrain, rider's weight, road surface, etc.)
          • Power: Electric
          • Dimensions: 55” x 26” x 38” (LxWxH)
          • Scooter Weight: 128 lbs
          • Battery Indicator: Yes
          • Front Suspension: Yes
          • Rear Suspension: Yes
          • Electric Horn: Yes
          • Cell Phone Holder: Yes
          • USB port: Yes
          • Warranty: Limited – 3 Year Warranty

          LIGHTEST IN CLASS

          EV Rider Gypsy Folding Mobility Scooter– Electric Wheelchairs USA

            The lightest in the biz, bar none. EV Rider Gypsy Folding weighs in at a scarcely-believable 37 lbs. Including the battery! It also has a driving range of 7-10 miles, an adjustable tiller, and folds to the size of a carry-on bag.

             

            MOBILITY SCOOTER SPECIFICATIONS

            • Overall Length: 33.7″ / 855mm
            • Overall Width: 16.5″ / 420mm
            • Folded Overall Length: 25″ / 640mm
            • Folded Overall Width: 16.5″ / 420mm
            • Charging Time: 8 hours
            • *Driving Range: 6.3 mile
            • Load Capacity: 250 lbs / 115 Kg

             

            You can also check our article on Eco-Friendly Commuting Just Took a Stylish Turn: The Best Electric Scooters.

            Conclusion

            And these are just a small sample. Check out our website at wheelywheels.com where there are plenty more lightweight foldable mobility scooters for you to have a look at. 

            We’re confident we’ve got the perfect one to have you buzzing around in style and comfort in no time. But don’t just take my word for it, have a look for yourself.