Types of mobility scooter

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The two main types of mobility scooters are the class 2 boot scooter and the larger class 3 mobility scooter. The class 2 boot scooter is a type of mobility scooter that can fit inside your car boots with ease, whilst still providing great benefits to those who need them. Boot mobility scooters are much smaller, and lighter than the class 3 mobility scooters. Most boot scooters have a maximum speed of about 4 miles per hour. They weigh between 30-60kg in total, meaning they can easily be lifted by one person to be put into a car boot.

The class 3 mobility scooter is a type of mobility scooter that is larger, with an increased weight limit. Class 3 scooters are able to move faster than class2’s and have higher battery capacities so they can go further distances before requiring charging. Most can travel around 8 miles per hour and have a maximum weight limit of about 130kg. However, they are not designed to be taken in cars and can either be used on roads or at a reduced speed on pavements.

These two scooter devices serve different functions, and their features reflect that. The class 2 mobility scooter is a much smaller device and is designed to be used within areas such as shopping centres and car parks. They can fit in car boots with ease, and only need the smallest amount of space to be used.

The class 3 mobility scooter is much larger, it can often weigh more than the person who would use it! It is designed for open land use and has a higher maximum speed than the class 2’s. They are not usually able to be placed in car boots, but can easily fit onto a wheelchair platform if that is an option.

Other types of mobility scooters include the two-person covered mobility scooter, which is similar to the class 3 scooter but does not fold down. They are designed as a replacement for a car, and can only travel on roads. At present, there is no class assigned to this by DVLA so they can’t be sold legally in the UK. It is hoped that in the near future this will change as many micro EVs enter the market.

Choosing the correct mobility scooter for you depends on your needs, but it can be difficult to find out exactly which mobility scooter is best for you. This article has just given you some background information about the two main types of mobility scooters, class 2 and class 3.

If you are interested in finding out more about which type of scooter would best suit your needs talk to a specialist mobility website.

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