All Scooters Have These Common Qualities
Every electric scooter has certain traits: wheels, a seat, cushions, and a weight, for example. The differences in each of these traits are what make each model unique.
1. Seat Size and Cushion Comfort
A scooter seat comes in a range of sizes to accommodate people with different body structures. Most standard mobility scooters have seat cushions that are 1 1/2 inches thick so they can easily handle weights of up to 300 pounds. You can pick either vinyl or leather seats as they can come with or without armrests. In addition, gel, air and foam cushions are also available if you are looking for comfort cushions for extended use, preventative cushions for people who spend long hours in the seat as the cushions can help prevent bedsores, or posture cushions that help prevent slouching or arching the back.
2. Seat Height, Armrests and Footrests for Added Comfort
The seat height usually comes in a standard range of 20 inches to 21 inches off the ground to accommodate people who are 5 feet or taller. If looking for an electric scooter for a shorter person or a child, nonstandard seat heights are available. If selecting an electric scooter with armrests, there are a range of styles as you can get removable armrests, standard armrests, height adjustable armrests and desk-length armrests. All scooters come with footrests that are lined with a non-slip, traction surface.
3. Mobility Scooter Weight
Weight is the ultimate factor when selecting mobility scooters. Having a functional scooter that is lightweight will be easier to navigate around obstacles and won’t drain the battery as often or quickly, while heavier electric scooters will provide more durability and strength over time. These mobility electric scooters have varying weights based on their designs features, as they can weigh as little as 40lbs or go up to 240lbs.
4. Compact and Flat-Free Wheels
Mobility scooters come with rubber wheels to provide flat-free functionality for people with different weight requirements so you don’t have to worry about tire damage. Many scooters can have a wheel with a 7-inch diameter up to a larger 26-inch diameter. So you can have a scooter with smaller wheels for home and store use or one with larger diameter wheels when going to parks and paved bike trails. Wheel rims can also range in sizes with thinner 2-inch rims up to larger and thicker rims for more active riders who are looking for greater stability options. You can decide on either a three-wheel scooter or a four-wheel scooter. When it comes to mobility and increased maneuverability, consider the benefits of electric mobility scooters. Ride to different locations in comfort and style.