If you have difficulty walking for long periods and struggle to use a walker, cane, or crutches, try a mobility scooter.

The disabled and elderly,or people with persistent joint pain can benefit from a mobility scooter. What’s more, a mobility scooter is also helpful for people who use oxygen and need to conserve energy.

Mobility scooters differ from electric wheelchairs in that they are often cheaper, easier to transport. This year’s popular mobility scooters include pride mobility scooter, go go mobility scooter, rascal mobility scooter, shoprider mobility scooter, golden mobility scooter, and so on.

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What is a mobility scooter?
A mobility scooter is a powered vehicle and mobility aid equivalent to or assists a powered wheelchair, but in a similar configuration to a scooter. They are also commonly referred to as handicap scooters, medical scooters, power scooters, elderly scooters, electric mobility scooters, senior scooters, handicap electric scooters.

Non-motorized mobility scooters are less common but are suitable for the estimated 60% of wheelchair users who require the use of their legs at least.

Motorized scooters have a seat with more than three, four, or more wheels, sometimes a flat area or footrest for the feet, and handlebars or a triangular steering device at the front to turn the steerable wheels.

Batteries usually power mobility scooters. One or two batteries are stored on the scooter and charged from a standard power supply either on board or via a separate battery charger unit.

  • Front-Wheel Drive (FD) & Rear Wheel Drive (RD)
The front-wheel drive is usually a smaller unit and is used indoors. The rider's weight capacity is a minimum of 170 lbs (77 kg) and usually up to 980 lbs (440 kg).

The rear-wheel drive can be used indoors and outdoors and has 350 lbs (160 kg) rider load capacity. Heavy-duty rear-wheel drive can carry up to 500 lbs (230 kg), depending on the manufacturer.

How to choose the best mobility scooter that suits you?
Here are some factors you should consider:

  • Types
As far as mobility scooters are concerned, they usually fall into the following categories.

3-wheeled motorised scooters: light weight / large turning radius / flat surface / cheap

4-wheeled mobility scooters: foldable / heavy duty / more expensive / better stability / longer battery life / greater load-bearing capacity

Folding / touring mobility scooter / foldable / easy to transport / light weight / compact / low load-bearing capacity

Heavy duty motor scooter: supports riders over 300 lbs / more comfortable ride / off-road driving

Boot Scooters

2 seater mobility scooter

  • Accessories
Mobility scooter accessories to consider:

Plastic cover



Oxygen tank carrier

Cup holder


Rear basket

Scooter lift

Safety package (lights, horn, turn signals, side mirrors)

Cane, crutch, or walker holder


Scooter coach

Car charger and/or home charger

Additional battery

What are the best brands?
  • The best brands:
Drive Medical


Pride Mobility

Golden Technologies



Challenger Mobility



ev rider

How to use a mobility scooter correctly?
Get the right mobility scooter for your needs.

Go to a training course.

Be familiar with all the controls.

Ensure that mobility scooters are properly maintained.

Keep the battery fully charged.

Know how far your mobility scooter can go.

Factors that decide how far your mobility scooter can go:

condition of the battery

the weight

the kind of route


Mobility scooters should be maintained and serviced once a year.

Why should you buy a mobility scooter on LumBuy?
LumBuy is an e-commerce company that focuses on high-quality products. We have the strictest supplier selection criteria and will only select 5-star products with an excellent reputation, where you can shop with confidence and buy the best products.

What is the best battery for a mobility scooter?
Here is some information on the four main types of batteries that can be used in light mobility vehicles.

  • SLA/VLRA batteries
The most common are sealed lead acid batteries (also known as SLA)


cheap / widely available / robust / very heavy

  • Gel batteries
The modern gel battery, originally developed in the 1930s, is not far removed from the SLA/VLRA type. Essentially, the main difference is that it has a gelatinized electrolyte.


hermetically sealed / no spillage / good performance / price between SLA and Li-ion batteries

  • Absorption glass mat batteries (AGM)
It is a different technology because the electrolyte is contained in an absorbent glass mat between the plates; rather than a gel or liquid electrolyte.


no battery leakage / low self-discharge / can be stored for longer

  • Lithium-ion batteries

very light / high energy density rate / high reactivity / stores more energy / handled with care

Perhaps you only use your mobility scooter in and around your area? If this is the case and you are unloading the battery for recharging, which means that weight is not an issue, then the SLA would be perfect. It is also important to note that not all mobility scooters can be equipped with all types of batteries, so if you want a scooter that uses a specific battery type, then make sure you do your research first.

How to charge a mobility scooter?
Turn the scooter's power switch to the OFF position.

Connect the plug of the charger to the charging port of the scooter.

Plug the charger's power cable into a power outlet.

The battery is charging when the charger's red/orange LED is on. The optimum charging time is 6 to 8 hours or up to 10 hours for a full charge. The scooter manual will have the exact charging.

recommended time for your scooter.

Stop charging when the LED turns completely green.

Disconnect the charger from the scooter and then from the power socket.

Run your scooter to verify the battery level before riding.

Can you park a mobility scooter on the road?
Mobility scooters are usually subject to the same parking restrictions as other vehicles. This means that you cannot park your mobility scooter on a public footpath or the pavement as it may block the path of other users. You should contact your local authority for more information about parking options in your area.