The different classes of Mobility Scooter
There are 3 classes of mobility scooters to choose from. Class 1 is the portable scooters, which do 4mph, Class 2 is a pavement scooter limited to 4mph and Class 3 is a road legal mobility scooter that can do up to 8mph, with a speed limiter of 4 mph so you can then drive them on the pavement.
The Class 1 portable scooters can be taken apart into 5 sections, or now there are also folding scooters in this class. These scooters are primarily designed for shopping centres, to be transported in cars to help you when you reach your desired destination. Some portable and folding scooter are now starting to come through with suspension, but not all models offer this. These mobility scooters generally travel between 5-10 miles depending upon model chosen.
Class 2 mobility scooters are designed for pavement use and enabling you to travel from your home to your destination. These mobility scooters generally travel between 10 – 20 miles depending upon model chosen.
Class 3 mobility scooters can be driven on the roads, generally these scooters can do between 6 – 8 mph. These scooters are generally the most comfortable to drive with captain seats and full suspension, each model has their own variation of suspension. These mobility scooters generally travel between 15 – 35 miles depending upon model chosen.