5 Mobility Scooters With The Best Driving Range

 

When shopping for a new mobility scooter you might want to take its driving range in consideration. Although the top speed is an important factor, the driving range is also a critical consideration.

The driving range of a mobility scooter is the amount of distance it can travel before it needs to be charged. Most mobility scooters have a range somewhere between 7 and 10 miles. For many people, this range is adequate, however if you long distances, you might need an extended range.

Factors That  Contribute to Drive Range

Size And Power Of Battery

Scooters are equipped with two main types of batteries: li-ion and lead acid. Most scooters use lead acid batteries, but they have a slightly shorter lifespan – about 3 years – and are heavier .

Li-ion batteries on the other hand are lighter and much smaller. They can last up to 4 years, but they are more expensive. To increase range on your mobility scooter, go with a bigger battery. However, a bigger battery also means a heavier scooter.

Battery Age

Batteries can lose up to 25% of capacity within six months which you might want to consider when managing your battery.

Weight Of Rider

The distance a person can travel on a mobility scooter is also affected by the weight of the user. The lighter the rider, the more distance they can cover.  

The Terrain

If the user travels up and down hills versus on flat pavements it can make a difference to the driving range, with driving on hills reducing the driving range.

Mobility Scooters With The Best Driving Range

 

 

Make

 Model

Driving Range

Weight Capacity

     E-Wheels

EW-Vintage Luxury

40 miles

350 pounds

E-Wheels

EW-14

40 miles

350 pounds

E-Wheels

Bugeye 3-Wheel

40 miles

350 pounds

Amigo

RD Rear Drive

35 miles

350 pounds

Amigo

HD Heavy Duty

30 miles

500 pounds

 

1. E-Wheels EW-Vintage Luxury HD Mobility Scooter

The E-Wheels EW-Vintage is a beautiful vintage looking 4-wheel mobility scooter with an impressive 40 miles of driving range. It runs on a 500-watt brushless motor, has a 48-volt 20Ah battery and a weight capacity of 350 pounds.

It has a 40-inch wheelbase with tubeless 13-inch front tires and 15-inch rear tires. It also comes with full front and rear spring suspension. It has a maximum speed of 12 mph, ground clearance of 5.5 inches, and a turning radius of 92 inches.

The seat on the EW-Vintage is fully adjustable, with rear tilt and adjustable tilt up armrests. It comes standard with a seat belt and is 18x18x28 inches (L/W/H) in dimension.

2. E-Wheels EW-14 Four Wheel Scooter

The EW-14 from E-Wheels is sporty looking mobility scooter from E-Wheels with a driving range of 40 miles. Just like the EW-Vintage it also runs on a 500-watt trans-axel motor, has a 48-volt 20Ah battery, with a weight capacity of 350 pounds.

The tires have a wheelbase of 52 inches. It has front and rear suspension with two heavy duty shocks. Both front and rear tires have a tire size of 15 inches/3 inches. It has a maximum speed of 15 mph, ground clearance of 6.5 inches, and a climbing angle of 12 degrees.

The seat is 14 inches wide and 23 inches deep, with a seat base height from floor of 30 inches.

3. EWheels EW-Bugeye 3-Wheel Mobility Scooter

The EW-Bugeye 3-wheel scooter from E-Wheels is another sporty looking 3-wheeler with a travel range of 40 miles. Just like the previous two products from E-Wheels, the Bugeye also run on a 500-watt trans-axel motor, has a 48-volt 20Ah battery and a weight capacity of 350 pounds.

It has a 52-inch wheelbase with a front and rear tire size of 15inch/3inch. The front tire has a front suspension fork, and the rear tires have two heavy duty shocks. It has a maximum speed of 15 mph, ground clearance of 6.5 inches and a climbing angle of 12 degrees.

The seat is 14 inches wide and 23 inches deep, with a seat base height of 30 inches from the floor.

4. Amigo RD Rear Drive Standard Mobility Scooter

The Amigo RD Rear Drive is a product by Amigo with a driving range of 35 miles, running off a 24-volt motor on a MK AGM ES36-12FT battery. It has a weight capacity of 350 pounds.

The tires on the front are 10 inches in size, while the rear tires are 10.5 inches in size. It comes with stability wheels and a black safety bumper at the rear. The Amigo RD has a maximum speed of 5.9 mph, ground clearance of 3.5 inches, a turning radius of 34 inches and a climbing angle of 4.5 degrees.

The seat dimensions are 18 inches wide by 17 inches deep, with the overall length 43 inches and the overall width 28 inches.

5. Amigo HD Heavy Duty Standard Mobility Scooter

The Amigo HD Heavy Duty is another quality product with a 30-mile driving range. It runs on a 12v33Ah battery and has a weight capacity of 500 pounds.

The wheels are foam filled, with a front wheel size of 10 inches and a rear wheel size of 10.5 inches. It has a maximum speed of 5 mph, ground clearance of 3.5 inches, and a turning radius of 38 inches.

It has a foldable seat that is 22 inches wide. The Amigo HD has an overall length of 47.74 inches.

Conclusion

We hope that the review of these mobility scooters with the best driving range will help you choose the best scooter to help you travel for a distance before needing to recharge. Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions or if you feel we need to add more of these types of articles to our site. 

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If you are more interested and looking for other related articles, our staff compiled a great list of mobility scooters with the best turning radius and mobility scooters with the best ground clearance and suspension and have had some great feedback on those articles as well.

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