As our population ages, the demand for mobility scooters continues to skyrocket. After all, these convenient devices make moving around and regaining your independence very easy. And as mobility scooter manufacturers continue to improve their design, much emphasis is being placed on the making electric scooters portable.
In recent years, we have seen a really exciting lineup of travel scooters reach the market. These light-weight and compact scooters can be quickly disassembled into four or five parts for easy transportation and storage. A travel scooter can fit into the trunk of your car or a closet in your home. It is a comfortable and economical option for people looking for enhanced mobility. However, it does take a few steps in order to get your disassembled travel scooter up and running.
If you’re looking for an even more convenient option, then you must consider a folding travel scooter. What is the difference? Whether a travel scooter comes in pieces, a folding mobility scooter can be put away whole. Here’s what YOU need to know about these life-changing, modern devices:
- Your lightest option: Whereas a regular travel scooter will weight around 100 lbs, a folding scooter will weight on average, half of that. At a very manageable 50-60 lbs, this type of scooter might be perfect if you have decreased upper body strength.
- The Most Modern Batteries: The game-changing reason why a foldable travel scooter is lighter than the alternative is the battery type. Whereas the lithium battery in folding scooters weights 5 lbs, a standard battery in a compact scooter will weigh between 22-28 lbs. The most surprising fact is that this lighter battery happens to offer excellent range! At an average of 13 miles per charge, even the most compact scooter can take you places!
- Simple, one-motion folding: These portable scooters are real time-savers! Without any need for disassembly, this kind of scooter often requires a simple lift of the middle part of the base in order to achieve a compact fold. This makes it an ideal choice if you’re looking for a scooter for travel as no parts will ever be left behind.