Folding scooters travel up to 4mph (6kph) and work best if you are travelling on good, flat pavements and shopping centres. Although if you have rough pavements, a slight incline to negotiate, or want to travel further you may need a powerchair at the larger end of the pavement powerchair range. Some are small enough to meet the requirements to take them on a bus without folding. Some fold, some dismantle, but some of the larger pavement powerchairs don't do either.
Shown here are the pavement powerchairs that we usually stock. Most are available to lease through the Motability Scheme as well as being available to buy privately. Some have lithium batteries and some are built of lightweight materials to make lifting them easier. Some are airline friendly but if you are buying it especially to take on a plane it's best to check with your carrier before purchasing it what their specific policy is.
Depending on the size of your boot, most will fit in it. Although a dismantling powerchair breaks down into more approx 4 managable parts some people still struggle to lift the parts, an alternative is to use a boot hoist to lift the whole powerchair.
It is illegal to travel faster than 4 mph on a pavement. Some people choose road powerchairs which can travel up to 6 or 8mph but only use them on the pavement because they are more comfy, have better suspension and seats, and a longer range. The road powerchairs have a setting on them so you can switch it down to 4mph when on the pavements.
We have good relationships with the majority of well known and respected mobility equipment suppliers so if you don't see what you are looking for it is likely we can get it for you.
We will not sell you a scooter or powerchair if we feel you are not competent to use it. Your safety and that of other pavement and road users is important to us. We don't pay our staff commission on sales, their main focus will be on finding the right product for you and not how much commission they can make!
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