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6 Reasons to Buy a Portable Mobility Scooter

If you're in the market for a portable mobility scooter it can often become very confusing. They are often known as lightweight scooters, boot scooters, and folding mobility scooters.

If it feels like your heads about to explode, don't worry because the good thing is that they all mean virtually the same thing. A good quality portable mobility scooter should fold or dismantle in under 30 seconds and fit in most car boot spaces. Of course, different makes and models vary slightly but the concept remains the same.

In this blog, we're going to give you 6 reasons to buy a portable mobility scooter.

Lady enjoying her i3 folding mobility scooter

Accessibility

Being limited to where you can go is hard. The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) means that services such as shops, hotels, pubs, post offices, and public places must provide access for everyone. Accessibility in these places is continually improving which is great for someone with a portable mobility scooter, powerchair, or wheelchair.

Also, a compact mobility scooter can also be taken on public transport including bus, train, coach, and aeroplane.

Prevent Injury

A portable scooter literally allows you to take the weight off your feet. It also reduces the risk of slips, trips, and falls which can be particularly damaging when you lack the physical strength. All good mobility companies will give you the option of hiring their products. This can be very useful for rehabilitation, keeping you mobile while taking the strain off injured body parts.

Simple to Operate

A good portable mobility scooter should be easy to fold and take with you in the car boot. If you're the kind of person who is always on the go, it might be wise to choose a scooter that can either manually or electronically fold in under 30 seconds. This would save you a lot of trouble assembling and disassembling. They are simple to operate with clearly marked button and levers on the dashboard. A quick demonstration from a professional and you'll be ready to go.

The dashboard on the Di Blasi R30 in blue

Storage

If you lack the storage space for a large mobility scooter, then a more compact one may be just the ticket. With a portable scooter, you'll be able to put it in a small shed, hallway, or cupboard. What's more the batteries are usually removable, so you'll be able to charge it wherever there is an electrical socket.

More independence

To get around independently is priceless. A portable mobility scooter is a great way to pop to the shops, move around your garden, or use in conjunction with a car to travel further afield. If you want something that can handle long journeys on a regular basis, then an 8 mph mobility scooter may benefit you more.

Home Demonstrations

Purchasing a mobility scooter is a hard decision to make. It needs to suit your lifestyle and more importantly, you need to feel happy and confident when driving it in public spaces. Companies such as Lightweight Scooters are happy to bring a selection to your home. That way, you can try them out and speak to a trained mobility specialist at the same time.

Customer on her SupaScoota in a supermarket

There are many different reasons that you might want a portable mobility scooter. Perhaps you get tired on long walks with the family, or you want to recover quickly from an injury. A quality scooter will be worth the investment and can be used all year round. Its also extremely important that you test drive any mobility equipment before you make the decision to buy it.

Do you have any initial suggestions for a portable mobility scooter?

We have many portable mobility scooters in our range. It's difficult to suggest a scooter without speaking to you first. However, you might want to look at the scooters below as a starting point.

If you need any further questions answered or want to talk about a suitable portable mobility scooter for your lifestyle, please call us on 02392 255600, we'd be more than happy to help.

SupaScoota MicroLite
SupaScoota MicroLite
  • Frame weight 11.9kg 26.2lbs (without seat and battery)
  • Product weight 17.9kg (39lbs)
  • Excellent turning circle
  • 15st max user weight
FROM…£ 2095
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Pride Apex Rapid
Pride Apex Rapid
  • LED display panel 
  • Front & rear suspension 
  • Delta handlebars 
  • Max user weight of 21.4 stone (136 kg)
 £ POA
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Di Blasi R30
Di Blasi R30
  • Automatically fold & unfold at the press of a button 
  • Integrated handle for transportation 
  • Battery with quick release 
FROM…£ 2600
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i3 Folding Scooter
i3 Folding Scooter
  • Fold and unfold in two steps 
  • USB charging port
  • Store and use an extra battery
  • Floorboard storage compartment 
FROM…£ 2295
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SupaScoota SupaLite
SupaScoota SupaLite
  • Frame weight 13.6kg 29.9lbs (without seat and battery)
  • Product weight 20.4kg (45lbs)
  • Pneumatic tyres - added ride comfort
  • 18st max user weight
FROM…£ 2295
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SupaScoota SupaLite 4
SupaScoota SupaLite 4
  • Frame weight 14.3kg 31lbs (without seat and battery)
  • Total product weight 21.1kg (46lbs)
  • Ground hugging pivoting front wheels
  • 18st max user weight
FROM…£ 2495
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V8 Mobility Scooter
V8 Mobility Scooter
  • 17.9kg weight without batteries
  • 19.9kg weight with batteries
  • Fantastic leg room and sitting posture
  • Extended lithium battery life (2) - range 15 miles
FROM…£ 2295.00
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SupaScoota Sport
SupaScoota Sport
  • Larger wheel version of Sprint
  • Deluxe seat
  • Weight without seat and battery 21.6kg
  • Larger scooter feel for extended days out 
FROM…£ 2095
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Drive Dual Wheel Auto Fold
Drive Dual Wheel Auto Fold
  • Comes with remote control
  • Compact design 
  • Carry bag included 
  • Up to 6 miles on full battery charge 
FROM…£ 2395
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SupaScoota Sprint
SupaScoota Sprint
  • Heavy duty ideal for rough terrain
  • Weight without seat and battery 21.5kg
  • Total product weight 32.3kg (without battery)
  • 10 mile range or 20 miles option
FROM…£ 1895
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SupaScoota Sport XL
SupaScoota Sport XL
  • Longer frame version of Sport
  • Extended legroom
  • Larger motors (2 x 180w motors)
  • Weight without seat and battery 24.1kg
FROM…£ 2295
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ATTO
ATTO
  • Splits into two parts for easy storage
  • FDA approved lithium battery 
  • Adjustable seat
  • Maximum user weight of 16 stone (100 kg)
FROM…£ 2600
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SupaScoota Spartan
SupaScoota Spartan
  • Ready for transport in 10 seconds 
  • Optional spare battery pack
  • 32st max user weight
  • Turning radius of 98 cm 
FROM…£ 2495
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Pride Apex Lite
Pride Apex Lite
  • Lightweight & Agile 
  • Break down into 5 sections 
  • 8" front & rear wheels 
  • Backrest storage 
 £ POA
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TGA Zest
TGA Zest
  • Modular design for easy storage 
  • Excellent manoeuvrability & stability
  • Front & rear suspension 
  • Max user weight of up to 21 stone (134 kg) 
 £ POA
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Autofold
Autofold
  • Weighing only 27.5kg
  • Easy to fit into small car boots
  • Fold and unfold in 15 seconds
  • Airline friendly batteries
FROM…£ 2295
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Autofold Elite
Autofold Elite
  • Striking new design
  • Comfort Delta bar operation
  • LED front headlight
  • USB charging port
FROM…£ 2395
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Monarch Smarti
Monarch Smarti
  • Open & close with a remote control 
  • Compact design 
  • Up to 10 miles on a full charge 
  • Max user weight of up to 21 stone 
 £ POA
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ATTO Sport
ATTO Sport
  • Easy carrying, folding & transport
  • Air-flight & travel optimized
  • Sleek sports car design and detail
FROM…£ 2800
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Go-Go Elite Traveller
Go-Go Elite Traveller
  • Padded swivel seat
  • Adjustable tiller 
  • Easy to transport & store 
  • Interchangeable shrouds 
 £ POA
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Pride Quest
Pride Quest
  • Fold in 3 easy steps
  • Anti-theft lock on battery box
  • Front & rear LED lights 
  • Available in red or black  
FROM…£ 1995
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Kymco K-Lite Comfort
Kymco K-Lite Comfort
  • Wireless battery box
  • Dismantle with one hand 
  • Suspension 
  • Available in 4 colours 
FROM…£ 1295.00
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Maximo
Maximo
  • Folds in one simple movement 
  • Range of up to 12.5 miles (20km)
  • High visibility LED lights 
  • Adjustable tiller 
FROM…£ 2795
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Please fill in this form to have your questions answered, or to enquire about our products or one of our other lightweight mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs.

You may also be eligible to enjoy a FREE home demonstration of a selection of the best folding electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters, all without obligation.

Or simply call 0 1 8 0 3 - 2 2 0 - 3 7 8  (Devon) or 0 2 3 9 2 - 2 5 5 - 6 0 0  (Hampshire) for your first step to independent and portable freedom.

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