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The Best Mobility Scooters for 2019

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As we approach the new year, many of the thirteen percent of American adults who experience mobility issues are seeking ways to add freedom and independence to their everyday activities. If physical challenges have been making it difficult to get where you need to go and do the things you love, an electric scooter may be an ideal solution.

Almost any activity you’re looking forward to in 2019, whether it’s traveling, shopping, exploring nature or spending time with friends and family, can be easier and more enjoyable with the help of an electric scooter. With so many benefits to using electric mobility scooters (see the Ultimate Checklist), here are several reasons why purchasing one may be the right step for you or someone you love in 2019.

Why You Should Consider Purchasing a New Mobility Scooter in 2019

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1) You can take longer, more varied trips with a mobility scooter

Generally speaking, if you want to use mobility equipment for longer distances and/or in a wider range of outdoor settings, a scooter may be a wise choice for you. With an average operating range of 15 miles - and some super-charged units being able to go as far as 40 miles without needing to recharge - scooters offer you greater flexibility. In fact, many outdoor scooters are equipped with four-wheel drive, wider tires and other features that allow you to travel more uneven, rougher terrain as compared to an electric wheelchair.

2) You can more easily transport an electric scooter

 

 

The most lightweight models are as little as 50 pounds (vs. 100 pounds for your average power wheelchair), which makes it easy to take with you wherever you go. Compact models are also easy to assemble and dismantle, and can usually fold up to fit under a bed, in a car’s trunk or take with you on a plane. It’s easy to store, too, when not in use.

3) Mobility scooters are relatively inexpensive

 

As compared to a power wheelchair, electric mobility scooters - which start as low as $900 - are an affordable option. As technology advances and more lightweight, compact models become available, chances are electric scooters will become even more financially accessible in the future.

4) Mobility scooters give you a greater sense of freedom

 

Between their longer distances, higher speeds and the overall feeling of being less physically confined, electric mobility scooters are a great option for those who want to feel less confined (given you don’t need the greater support associated with an electric wheelchair).

 

The right electric scooter—one that’s carefully chosen with your specific needs in mind—can powerfully enhance your mobility and overall quality of life for years to come. And there’s never been a better time to shop for it: with options available for virtually every activity, body type, budget and lifestyle, you’re sure to find a perfect fit.

Our Top 20 Mobility Scooter Picks for 2019

 

 

To aid in your search for a new electric scooter, we’ve compiled a list of our top 20 recommendations for 2019. These top-selling models stand out for a number of different qualities including performance, value and innovation, and all have earned rave reviews from our customers. Please note that this list is alphabetical rather than ranked and that models with “3/4” in the name are available in both a three-wheel and four-wheel model.

(Considering purchasing an electric wheelchair instead of or in addition to a mobility scooter? Read our Top 20 Electric Wheelchairs for 2019 and Ultimate Checklist Before Buying a Mobility Scooter or Electric Wheelchair.)

1) Afikim: Afiscooter C Scooter 3/4

 

Afikim’s Afiscooter C allows you to take long outdoor trips while enjoying a consistently smooth ride. Stabilized by this electric scooter’s full front and rear suspension, shock absorbers and four-inch ground clearance, you’ll be able to take on uneven surfaces with confidence.

The Afiscooter C has a generous 25-mile driving range, reaches a top speed of 9.3 mph and has a weight capacity of 330 pounds. Its adjustable orthopedic seat rotates 360 degrees, making it easy to get on and off the scooter independently.

2) Afikim: Afiscooter S 3/4

 

Afikim’s award-winning Afiscooter S provides an empowering driving experience that feels almost like a car. This electric scooter’s advanced steering and suspension, pneumatic (air-filled) tires and other features make it an exceptional model for outdoor use.

A climbing angle of 20 degrees enables you to drive up most hills and ramps with ease, and a weight capacity of 450 pounds accommodates heavier riders. The Afiscooter S also includes robust safety features such as a sensor that turns the scooter off automatically if the rider over-squeezes the accelerator.

3) Drive Medical: Panther Heavy Duty Scooter

 

Drive Medical’s Panther Heavy Duty Scooter is especially notable for its focus on comfort. An ergonomic throttle control on the delta tiller makes it easy for riders with dexterity issues to achieve the perfect angle and a fully adjustable captain’s seat swivels in increments of 45 degrees.

The Panther Heavy Duty boasts a 425-pound weight capacity, an operating range of 25 miles and a maximum speed of eight (8) mph. Additional features include an electromagnetic braking system, front and rear suspension, anti-tip wheels and dual rear-view mirrors.

4) Drive Medical Phoenix Heavy Duty Scooter 3/4

 

Drive Medical’s Phoenix Heavy Duty Scooter offers a unique combination of sturdiness and portability. This electric scooter accommodates larger riders with a weight capacity of 350 pounds and a seat whose width can be adjusted to up to 20 inches. However, at only 115 pounds in total, the Phoenix Heavy Duty Scooter is also remarkably lightweight. It disassembles quickly into four easy-to-carry pieces, the heaviest of which is 32 pounds, saving you time and energy when transporting your device.

This electric scooter’s compact size and sharp 43-inch turning radius make it quite maneuverable in indoor spaces. Adding to its appeal are an extra-large basket to carry your belongings, a charging port conveniently located on the tiller, and a “finger pull” throttle for easy operation.

5) Drive Medical: Spitfire Scout 3/4

 

The Spitfire Scout by Drive Medical is a very versatile electric scooter. Its 42.5-inch length provides extra legroom for tall riders, yet a modest overall width of 21.5 inches allows it to fit in small apartments and narrow hallways. Easy disassembly into lightweight pieces, none weighing over 39 pounds, makes the Spitfire Scout easy to transport or store when not in use.

The Spitfire Scout features a delta tiller that is padded to improve grip and comfort. This electric scooter has a maximum weight capacity of 300 pounds, a top speed of 4.25 mph and a turning radius of 53.75 inches. The standard battery offers a nine-mile operating range, and an optional upgrade boosts that distance to 15 miles.

6) Drive Medical: ZooMe Auto Flex Folding Scooter

 

The ZooMe Auto Flex Folding Scooter takes easy portability to a whole new level, automatically folding in just 15 seconds using a wireless key fob. You can also fold the scooter manually when desired. Drive the ZooMe Auto Flex indoors or outdoors for up to 13 miles on a single battery charge, then stow it away whenever and wherever you need to.

This electric scooter is very compact, with a 17-inch overall width and 37-inch overall length. Other benefits include an airline-safe lithium battery, padded and adjustable armrests, anti-tip wheels, front and rear reflectors and a delta tiller. High-gloss shrouds provide a protective finish to keep your scooter looking great.

7) EV Rider: Royale 4 Electric Scooter

 

You’ll feel unstoppable and look stylish in the Royale 4 Electric Scooter by EV Rider, which offers an operating range of 32 miles and a top speed of 9.3 mph. No matter how far you travel, this electric scooter’s full front and rear suspension will provide a stable, secure ride all the way through.

Aluminum alloy rims and a streamlined design give the Royale 4 a sophisticated look. This model features automatic speed reduction for safety, as well as an an all-digital display panel showing the odometer, speed, trip meter, battery indicator and ambient temperature.

8) EV Rider: Transport Plus Foldable Scooter

 

Enjoy an active lifestyle with EV Rider’s Transport Plus Foldable Scooter. This model’s unique folding system takes just three steps, and once the battery and seat are removed it weighs only 46 pounds in total. These qualities make the Transport Plus easy to transport in the trunk of a car or store in a small closet. With its compact design and sealed lead batteries, you can even take this electric scooter on a plane.

The Transport Plus Foldable Scooter has a driving range of 10-15 miles, reaches a top speed of four (4) mph and has a weight capacity of 250 pounds. With a height-adjustable tiller, powerful 270 Watt four-pole motor, electromagnetic brakes, solid rubber tires and more, this model provides support for a variety of activities.

9) E-Wheels: 36 Scooter

 

The E-Wheels 36 Scooter is a leading choice for customers seeking to maximize speed and distance. This model reaches 18 mph, making it the fastest mobility scooter on the market, and has an exceptional driving range of 45 miles. Large 16-inch wheels and two rear shock absorbers make every mile of your journey as smooth as possible.

The 36 Scooter optimizes security with an anti-theft alarm system, as well as a glove box and under-seat storage compartment that both lock. It also includes a comprehensive lighting system with high- and low-beam headlights, turn signals, and tail and brake lights. Those who want a personalized look will enjoy choosing from the 36 Scooter’s five bold color options.

10) Pride Victory 9 3/4

 

Enjoy superb control and comfort when you ride with the Pride Victory 9 Scooter. Equipped with a delta tiller, the mobility scooter is fitted with comfortable and easy-to-grip handles that wraparound. The harness on the vehicle is an auto-connecting model that runs front to rear. Safety hasn’t been overlooked as a headlight powered by high-intensity LEDs lights your path ahead. The device’s battery meter is backlit so you can keep an eye on power levels no matter the visibility. 

This Pride Mobility vehicle is easily adjustable to fit you with eight different options for seat positioning and seat sliders that ensure a comfortable and customized riding position. The Victory 9 is always up for traveling thanks to the ease in which it can be taken apart with Feather-Touch disassembly.

11) E-Wheels: 72 Scooter

 

Enjoy long, adventurous trips in the 72 Scooter by E-Wheels, which has a driving range of 43 miles and a maximum speed of 15 mph. Powered by a 700-watt electric transaxle motor, and offering a high ground clearance of 8.5 inches, this model can tackle nearly any task or terrain.

The Ewheels 72 has a large 14-inch and 16-inch wheels, E-ABS front and rear braking and dual rear shock absorbers add to its impressive performance. This model is also effective for indoor use, with good maneuverability, quiet operation and a variable speed dial that enables you to move as slowly as a half mile per hour.

12) Golden Technologies: Buzz Around XLS Heavy Duty Scooter 3/4

 

The Buzz Around XLS Heavy Duty Scooter by Golden Technologies offers numerous features for comfort and versatility. It includes a stadium-style seat with flip-up armrests, an extra long frame for legroom, a wraparound delta tiller, easy-to-use forward and reverse controls and a charging port below the control panel.

This electric scooter has a 14-mile driving range and a maximum weight capacity of 325 pounds. An ultra-bright, angle-adjustable LED headlight, with a battery gauge that lasts 22 hours, keeps you safe when driving after dark. The Buzz Around XLS Heavy Duty also comes with interchangeable blue and red shrouds so you can refresh your look at any time.

13) Golden Technologies: Companion Scooter 3/4

 

Designed with height in mind, Golden Technologies’ Companion Scooter provides the space that taller riders need. A wider front than most electric scooters offers ample legroom; add the optional elevating seat, and you’ll gain up to four more inches. Comfort is further enhanced by a LiquiCell seat that swivels 360 degrees, as well as width-adjustable flip-back armrests.

The Companion Scooter has a weight capacity of 350 pounds, a maximum speed of 4.5 mph and an operating range of 16.5 miles. It incorporates smart, user-friendly technology including a backlit battery gauge display, self-diagnostic indicators and microprocessor-based electronics that help with easy servicing.

14) Merits: Silverado Extreme 4-Wheel Scooter

 

The Silverado Extreme 4-Wheel by Merits is a particularly rugged and durable heavy duty electric scooter. It boasts a driving range of 37.5 miles, a top speed of 9.6 mph and a weight capacity of 450 pounds.

Shock absorbers, pneumatic tires and full suspension give the Silverado Extreme 4-Wheel Scooter added stability, while regenerative electromagnetic brakes optimize long-term performance. This electric scooter also features Mecha lock tiller for easy positioning, energy-saving LED lighting system and a digital LCD dashboard display.

15) Golden Technologies: LiteRider Scooter 3/4

 

The best-selling LiteRider Scooter by Golden Technologies has plenty of style to match its functionality. With low-profile nine-inch tires, steel rims and hubcaps, and an extra-vibrant, high-shine shade of red or blue, it’s one of the most visually appealing electric scooters available. The LiteRider’s tubular frame adds to its modern look while also preventing rust.

Customers who are frequently on the go will appreciate the convenience of having two different storage baskets, dual bottle holders and completely wireless disassembly. The LiteRider has a battery range of 12 miles, a top speed of five (5) mph and a weight capacity of 300 pounds.

16) Pride Mobility: Go-Go Elite Plus Traveler Scooter 3/4

 

This model by Pride Mobility is an adaptable travel scooter that offers support for heavier and taller riders. With a larger chassis than most electric scooters, the Go-To Elite Plus Travel Scooter offers extra legroom and freedom of movement for those who want it.

The Go-Go Elite Plus is appropriate for either indoor or outdoor use, with a high ground clearance of 5 inches and a front frame-mounted seat post. Its 18AH battery allows you or your loved one to travel 12 miles on a single charge.

17) Pride Mobility: Pursuit XL 4-Wheel Scooter

 

The Pursuit XL is one of Pride Mobility’s sturdiest scooters and a winning choice for outdoor use. Its 13-inch tires with tread increase traction on slippery, hilly or otherwise unpredictable surfaces, and a 24-volt DC motor provides long-lasting power.

This electric scooter has a 30-mile driving range, a top speed of 8.5 mph and a weight capacity of 400 pounds. Among the Pursuit XL’s other features are a reclining high-back seat, a hydraulic handbrake, a microprocessor-based controller and easy-to-use tie-downs for transport.

18) Pride Mobility: Revo 2.0 Scooter 3/4

 

There’s a lot to love about Pride Mobility’s Revo 2.0, which has the versatility to accommodate a diverse range of sizes, activities and preferences. With a 375-pound weight capacity, a 13-mile driving range and a top speed of five (5) mph, this electric scooter can meet many customers’ mobility needs.

The Revo 2.0 makes it easy to stay on the go all day with a USB charger and two large storage compartments. You customize the Revo 2.0 by adding a holder for your cane, walker, oxygen tank or beverage. An optional black weather cover is also available to add protection and style.

19) Pride Mobility: Revo 2.0 Scooter 3/4

 

Pride Mobility has packed the Victory 10 Scooter with features that support an active lifestyle. Its portability is a major draw; the manufacturer’s unique Feather Touch assembly is so easy that many customers can take the device apart with one hand.

The Victory 10 Scooter has an operating range of 25 miles, a maximum speed of five (5) mph, a 42-inch turning radius and a weight capacity of 400 pounds. A wraparound delta tiller and foam inserts in the seat enhance comfort, and the Victory 10’s low-profile, non-marking wheels will not scuff floors.

20) Pride Mobility: Victory Sport 4-Wheel Scooter

 

The Victory Sport 4-Wheel Scooter is a well-rounded option for indoor or outdoor use. It reaches a top speed of eight (8) mph, supports 350 pounds and drives 11 miles on a full charge. The Victory Sport 4-Wheel also has a 47.2-inch turning radius, making it easy to steer with precision.

Customers enjoy this model’s maximum-intensity LED lighting, auto-connecting front-to-rear harness, backlit battery gauge and comfortable seat includes viscoelastic foam inserts. Feather-Touch assembly facilitates quick, effortless transport.

Achieve your mobility goals in 2019 by purchasing an electric scooter

 

 

As this list shows, today’s electric scooters span a wide range of designs, features and customer benefits; and these are only our top 20. One of many other impressive scooters (as well as electric wheelchairs {Link to the top 20 electric scooter post once it’s live}) may be the best fit for you. You should always discuss your specific needs and goals with a professional, as these factors will determine the right product for you or your loved one.

To learn more about today’s best electric mobility solutions and how they can enhance your life, get in touch Scooters ‘N Chairs. Our caring team of mobility experts is ready to listen, answer your questions and support you in this important journey to a better quality of life for 2019 and beyond.

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