Those who use mobility scooters enjoy maintaining their own independence. Undoubtedly, these scooters are a godsend to people with limited ability to walk around freely and have a good quality of life.
When buying a mobility scooter, it is essential to check that it is suitable for your individual needs and deliver you with a good speed and will carry you a decent distance on a single charge.
An average mobility scooter can carry you between six and twenty miles depending on the make and model. However, some models on the market can deliver a fantastic range of up to 45 miles on a single charge, such as the EW-36 mobility scooter.
Full size, road-legal class 3 mobility scooters use larger batteries and boast longer ranges of up to 30 miles quite comfortably on a single charge.
Realistically, many factors can affect the distance that your scooter can travel. This can include the type, quality and age of your mobility scooter battery.
To get the most mileage out of a single charge, it can help to check your tyre pressures before leaving. Having under-inflated tyres can drain battery energy and may cause some permanent damage to the wheels.
The more weight you add to your mobility scooter, the shorter the distance it will travel. Extra weight will cause the battery to discharge quicker, so it can help not to carry excess weight such as bags of shopping.
Your chosen terrain will also affect the distance you can travel in one go. Driving up steep inclines such as hills and ramps will use more energy. Even the weather can affect performance! Driving upwind will increase air resistance making your mobility scooter slower while using more power.