Today, Drive Medical is a brand trusted by seniors in American households everywhere. With the company coming into inception almost 19 years ago under the Medical Depot, Inc. brand name, it has quickly grown to become one of the fastest growing mobility scooter manufacturers in the US – providing a superb range of fold-able and compact power scooters as well as more heavy-duty and high travel range ones.
Being a young company, and fueled by a passion to help people overcome mobility issues, the team decided to rename the brand to Drive Medical or just “Drive”.
As if the continued success and popularity of their lightweight mobility scooters wasn’t enough, Drive purchased DeVilbiss Healthcare in 2015 – a vertically integrated company committed to developing, designing and manufacturing quality mobility products for seniors or for those suffering from physical handicaps.
This partnership has enabled Drive Medical to build world-class power scooters that focus not just on performance and functionality, but also innovation, value and style. To date, the manufacturer has restored the well-being and livelihood of many families and individuals across the nation, who were previously held back due to having limited freedom of movement.
Who is a Drive Mobility Scooter for?
Drive Medical mobility scooters are built to transform the lives of those who are struggling with performing simple, day-to-day activities – such as getting in/out of bed or a chair, going down to the mall, meeting up with friends, joining the family for a much needed vacation, etc.
Being a senior, you’re probably more than familiar with some of the physical limitations that come with age, and if you’re looking to cover a lot of ground and easily perform all the daily activities that you’re accustomed to, then power scooters by Drive Medical have you covered.
If you’re a younger individual who is held back due to certain physical limitations caused by an accident or illness, Drive Medical electric scooters are one of the best ways to get around those issues with ease.
Not only that, but your lightweight power scooter can easily be folded and carried with you wherever you go – be it on a car, the bus, subway or an airplane. The wide-ranging models by Drive Medical also offer users a lot of style, with their compact, lightweight and sporty designs, as well as more than adequate top speed and long travel distances.
Drive mobility scooters can benefit anyone who is looking for a ‘helping hand’ to easily complete day-to-day tasks or do the things that they previously used to do. They are also a fantastic alternative for caregivers who want to see the independence and personal freedom of their loved ones restored fully.
Staying in one place for too long is detrimental to your health as well as your loved ones. It can bring about a variety of issues which you can’t actually blame on age, ironically – such as ulcer or bladder issues, muscular weakness, depression, anxiety, etc. Having a trusty and reliable Drive Medical electric scooter at your disposal means that you’re never stationary for too long, and have complete freedom to do what you’ve loved doing all your life.
At a Glance: What is a Drive Scooter all About?
Drive Medical has an impressive line-up of power scooters which offer innovative features and lots of brag-worthy performance specifications. From the entry level mid-range Spitfire Scout series priced between $750 and $1,000 to the higher end, more powerful, heavy-duty variants such as the $5,249 King Cobra and $3,899 Maverick – power scooters by Drive Medical are synonymous with style, performance and the best bang for your buck.
The travel series of scooters such as the Spitfire Scout 3-wheel and 4-wheel variants are a superb investment if your goal is to put maneuverability and lightweight compactness above everything else, especially if you expect the majority of use to be in tight and restricted spaces. However, that’s not to say that the Spitfire Scout travel series is a slouch when it comes to outdoor use.
People love the Spitfire travel series because of their lightweight and compact size – but even with an average weight of 70-115 lbs. these stylish 3 and 4-wheeled mobility machines are capable of withstanding up to 300 lbs. And what’s more impressive is that they can cover travel distances often exceeding 9 miles on a single battery charge. Spitfire Scouts are also famous throughout the nation for their easy disassembling and storage capabilities.
If you’re willing to pour in a little more cash into your long-term ‘freedom’ investment, then the Phoenix 4-wheel Heavy-Duty Scooter, priced at $1,399, is a power scooter that’s perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. Providing the best stability, thanks to its anti-tip 4-wheel configuration, it can very easily negotiate a variety of terrains. With a maximum weight capacity of 350 lbs. and a travel range of 15 miles, the Phoenix offers a top speed of 4 mph with a large headlight and roomy storage basket as standard features. Not only that, but it can easily drive over 6° inclined surfaces.
Moving over to the mid-sized category, the Ventura Deluxe 4-wheel with its 350 lb. maximum weight capacity can cover 16 miles on a fully charged battery. It is without a doubt one of the best Drive Medical power scooters for those who have a hard time sitting still. It performs flawlessly on uneven outdoor surfaces, giving riders a feeling of security and durability not easily matched by other mobility scooter manufacturers.
When it comes to the executive series, the impressive $5,249 King Cobra makes quite the statement, with its aggressive and sporty lines, as well as an advanced suspension system with dedicated shock absorbers at the front and rear. The large and comfortable swivel seat can be reclined and features height adjustment as well as a fold-down backrest. The dual rearview mirrors and large LED light at the front and back are all standard.
The King Cobra is among Drive Medical's best-selling high-end models due to its 450 lb. max weight capacity, an exciting 11 mph top speed and the ability to cover an astonishing 35 miles on a full battery. Furthermore, the 4” ground clearance, full-air tires and adjustable captain’s chair ensures that you are completely comfortable and secure no matter what the terrain.
Owing to years of research, passion and technical expertise, Drive Medical has consistently pushed the boundaries when it comes to developing genuinely ground-breaking designs, while also offering premium style and comfort. Among their best in class offerings is the Maverick Heavy-Duty scooter, which many users often refer to as the crème de la crème of power scooters. Its most notable feature perhaps is the fact that it looks like a 3-wheeled motorcycle but offers the security that only a Drive Medical power scooter can.
Users will certainly have a reason or two to feel proud, confident and secure as they ride their Maverick at a top speed of 9.5 mph with travel ranges of up to 35 miles at a stretch. The large headlight at the front along with bright turn signals and a small tinted windscreen right on top ensures that you are ready to hit the road, or the highway, in style.
Drive Medical Power Scooters are for everyone
Maybe this is your first time investing in a good-quality electric scooter. Perhaps you don’t need something with all the bells and whistles like the Maverick or King Cobra – at least not yet, anyway.
The Drive Medical Scout series is suitable for anyone over the age of 13. It isn’t a senior-exclusive scooter that only caters to users who need a helping hand to maintain their active lifestyle. Perhaps your child has had an injury recently, preventing him/her from walking properly. In this case, the Scout can be the perfect companion.
If stability, power and a solid footing, even in outdoor terrain, is what you’re looking for at the moment, then the performance and stylish design of the $750 Spitfire Scout 3 might be the ticket. With plenty of legroom, especially for tall people, owing to its 3-wheel configuration, this lightweight power scooter weighs just 94 lbs. With its heaviest component weighing only 39 lbs., it can easily be disassembled and taken with you on your travels.
When you’re ready to upgrade to a better option, then the Spitfire Scout 4 Extended Range valued at $999 offers the same superb compactness and lightweight design, but with more maneuverability and an improved maximum travel range of 15 miles.
Why Choose A Drive Scooter?
Drive Medical has a passionate team that loves giving back to the community and not-for-profit organizations. They love working together to improve the quality of lives everywhere, no matter what their age or physical mobility issues. They not only offer smart and innovative mobility solutions for the elderly as well as the young but they also demand excellence in their own work, which helps them deliver those solutions with an undying passion and purpose.
Why is it that people can’t stop writing rave reviews about Drive mobility scooters and how they have helped them transform their lives as well as the lives of their loved ones? Perhaps these considerations might help you see the big picture:
- Drive Medical is among the oldest US mobility scooter manufacturers in the US, building quality mobility products since 2000.
- With more than 20 acquisitions in the last few years, they have continued to expand, improve and innovate their lineup.
- Their products are backed by some of the best manufacturer warranties in the health and mobility sector.
- Their scooters boast some of the longest battery lives.
- They have helped countless people all over the nation regain their mobility and personal independence.
- Drive scooters are environmentally friendly and use battery power only.
- With 9 dedicated warehouses strategically located throughout the US, delivery of your power scooter can be had in 4-5 days, no matter where you are.
- If you prefer to have your model pre-assembled prior to delivery, then the company will do just that for you with, however, a 10-day delivery time-frame, which is acceptable to the majority of users.
- Drive’s mobility scooters undergo rigorous testing for safety, reliability, longevity and performance before leaving the factory.
- With highly skilled engineers among their ranks, the company has continued to offer some of the most innovative and cutting-edge power scooters on the market.
- No matter what your mobility needs – be it a small, compact and fold-able scooter, a heavy duty model or even a bariatric one – they’ve got you covered.
Noteworthy Considerations before buying your Drive Medical Power Scooter
Naturally, with so many choices on offer, it can be confusing, so choose a model that meets your day-to-day needs or the needs of a loved one. This is especially true if it’s your first time, which is why you should take the following into consideration:
Will you be using your scooter in open spaces outdoors or in tight and narrow spaces indoors? The turning radius is one of the first things to consider because it has a lot to do with how maneuverable your scooter will be under any set of circumstances.
For instance, if you’re mostly going to use your Drive Medical electric scooter indoors or you need to carry it with you on a frequent basis, then a turning radius of anywhere between 24-34” is acceptable.
Maximum Weight Capacity
Depending on your current body-weight, it’s always a good idea to go with a Drive mobility scooter that can withstand a few extra pounds.
So, say, you weigh around 250 lbs., you would want to go with an electric scooter that’s capable of carrying anywhere between 300-350 lbs. – since your weight might fluctuate over the years and you need to account for the shopping or grocery bags you’ll be carrying with you.
Drive Medical power scooters are capable of covering anywhere from just 8-11 miles to 18-35 miles. So depending on your travel distances or frequency of use after a single battery charge, pick a model that meets the daily application criteria.
BEST HEAVY-DUTY DRIVE MOBILITY SCOOTER
Drive Medical’s King Cobra has earned its name as the King of mobility scooters - the cobra is a master in every way, taking performance and technology to a new league.
This state-of-the-art scooter scores a wow in almost every area: design, technology comfort and ultra-high performance. New, innovative design gives it a distinctive, stylish appearance, and a lengthy 35 miles (56 km) per battery charge is a range that firmly places the Drive Medical King Cobra in the creme-de-la-creme of mobility scooters.
Another impressive figure is the record-breaking, almost unheard of top speed of 11 miles (17.7 km) per hour. That kind of rapidity goes far beyond the average speed of 4-5 miles per hour (6.4-8 km per hour) you’d get on a standard mobility scooter.
The King Cobra is for everyone: tall, short, heavy or light. As well as an accommodating 450 pound (204 kg) weight capacity, there’s so much in this scooter that is adjustable to make it perfect for your build, and every thought has gone into making the King Cobra easy to operate - even for people with limited strength and dexterity. There’s a one-touch infinitely adjustable tiller, height adjustable sports-style captain seat that also folds down and reclines, ergonomic tiller control handles and angle-adjustable padded armrests.
The perks come in small packages too. There’s a built-in USB port so you can charge your portable devices, a built-in cup holder for your drinks and a full package of efficient, bright LED lights for front and rear lighting.
Though the King Cobra is designed to handle tough terrain, its luxury suspension system and 16-17 inch (41-43 cm), air filled low profile tires will mean you’ll always enjoy a smooth ride fit for a king.
If you have any questions or want to know any further details about this mobility scooter or which other models might be available, please visit our Drive Medical: King Cobra page or our Home page. A great deal more detail and specification is on display on the Drive Medical: King Cobra page, including dimensions and extra options. We also have an instant chat feature with which a live agent will be happy to assist you, or alternatively you can contact us on 1-800-674-8395.
Best Portable (Travel) Scooter
As the name suggests, Drive’s ZooMe Auto-Flex Folding Travel Scooter is an automatic-folding scooter. In the spirit of their forward-looking attitude, Drive have pushed technology boundaries, and come up with a travel scooter the 21st Century deserves.
To customers whose mobility and dexterity capabilities mean they wouldn’t be able to fold or disassemble a scooter, the Drive ZooMe Auto-Flex is certainly exciting news. As if guided by magic, the scooter reacts to a provided remote control key fob, and elegantly opens or closes in a mere 15 seconds!
The folded result is remarkably compact and orderly, and weighs just 55 pounds (25 kg) thanks to its extra lightweight aluminum alloy frame. The battery of the AutoFlex is specifically lithium-ion, so it only adds 5 pounds (2.3 kg) to the overall weight, keeping things to a minimum. Truth be told, you won’t even have to carry it - the ZooMe Auto-Flex is perfectly designed to roll just like a suitcase (after folding), with its tiller cleverly acting as the load’s handle.
Wherever in the world life takes you, the Drive ZooMe Auto-Flex Folding Travel Scooter will be your handy companion that never ceases to amaze you.
If you have any questions or want to know any further details about this mobility scooter or which other models might be available, please visit our Drive ZooMe Auto-Flex Folding Travel Scooter page or our Home page. A great deal more detail and specification is on display on the Drive ZooMe Auto-Flex Folding Travel Scooter page, including dimensions and extra options. We also have an instant chat feature by which a live agent will be happy to assist you, or alternatively you can contact us on 1-800-674-8395.