Most foldable mobility scooters are lightweight with three or four wheels. Users can easily fold and dismantle them for convenience in storage and transit. However, the small size of these scooters doesn’t always suit them for long-distance travel. Instead, individuals use them mostly on small distances, such as to the local store or to see friends or relatives who live nearby.
These scooters can easily fit into the trunk of a vehicle, and some may even be transported on airlines, making them ideal for vacation use. Here is an in-depth look at the five best folding mobility scooters.
Drive Medical Spitfire Scout 4 Extended Range Mobility Scooter
Drive Medical’s Spitfire Scout 4 Extended Range mobility scooter is a low-cost mobility scooter with a 15-mile range on a single charge. This is through its 20AH battery. Furthermore, the scooter has adjustable speed controls, from 1 mph to the maximum speed of 4.25 mph, enabling you to adjust to the speed of your choice.
Drive Medical ZooMe Auto-Flex Mobility Scooter
This mobility scooter is popular due to its lightweight (55 pounds) and self-folding capabilities. The lightweight is because it is made of an aluminum alloy frame. A self-folding mobility scooter eliminates the effort of disassembling and reassembling a scooter, saving you time and energy.
There is a button on the wireless key fob, which the user presses to initiate the automatic folding mechanism. It easily folds down to the size of a regular traveling bag, easing your long-distance travel concerns.
Furthermore, the ZooMe Auto-Flex features a thin frame, around 17′′ broad. This allows it to easily maneuver through tiny entrances and hallways, making it perfect for indoor and outdoor usage.
Pride Mobility Go-Go Elite Plus Traveler SC54 Mobility Scooter
This scooter has a narrow turning radius, about 45.75″, increasing its maneuverability in tight spaces. The Go-Go Elite Traveler has durable batteries capable of covering up to14.3 miles on a single charge. It also has a speed dial that gives you more control by allowing you to choose how quickly you want to travel, with a maximum speed of 4.5 mph.
Moreover, the scooter has a wide cushioned vinyl seat for comfort during travel. The seat’s height is also adjustable per your liking and can hold up to 300 pounds of user weight. The unique feature of the ZooMe Scooter is that it easily disassembles into five parts, with the heaviest part weighing 34 pounds.
EV Rider Transport AF+ S19AF Mobility Scooter
This mobility scooter is suitable for use in tight spaces. Its frame is 16.5 inches with a 31′′ turning radius, making it easy to use on narrow corridors and entrances. Moreover, it suits indoor use as the user can easily maneuver around different rooms. However, this scooter isn’t suitable for long-distance travel, as it only covers 6.8 miles on a single charge, with a maximum speed of 3.8 mph.
It’s also ideal for vacations since it has an airline-safe battery. It also folds and unfolds automatically at the push of a button on the wireless remote control.