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8mph Mobility Scooters With The Best Range for Road Travel

July 04, 2021 -

If you tend to travel far and take your mobility scooter on the road then you need not only a comfortable class 3 mobility scooter, but also one that will go the distance.

The range that a mobility scooter can achieve is a key buying point for many people, so we've put together a comparison guide of our best class 3 mobility scooters for road travel. Although there is not a huge difference between them all, a few miles can be the difference between getting to the shops and back everyday, and breaking down on the roadside.

So before you buy a road mobility scooter, check that it can get you out and home again on a single charge. Here are our best performing mobility scooters.

What is an 8mph mobility scooter?

In the UK, the only mobility scooters than can be ridden on the road are classified by the government as Class 3 mobility scooters. There are some strict rules that manufacturers must adhere to:

  • Maximum speed must be 8mph
  • It must be no wider than 85cm
  • A must have a speed limiter switch for 4mph pavement use
  • It must have brakes and brake lights
  • It must have front and rear lights, and reflectors
  • It must have indicators, hazard warning lights, and a horn
  • It must have at least one rear view mirror
  • If it is to be used on a dual carriageway, it must have a flashing amber light

What is the range of a mobility scooter?

The range simply refers to how many miles (or kilometres) it can go on a single charge in ideal conditions. The range is calculated by the manufacturer in laboratory conditions, which means it is running with a new, fully charged battery on a flat surface at 20 degrees C, with an average, or healthy, weighted person riding it.

The maximum range possible is quoted by all manufacturers, although in practice this range may not be possible, especially if the ground is uneven or hilly, or if there are strong winds or if the battery is starting to age.

How long should a mobility scooter last?

There is no minimum range for a mobility scooter, but all 8mph road mobility scooters should be able to manage at least 15 to 20 miles on a single charge - our best scooters can keep going for more than 25 miles.

The range of any scooter is largely dependent on the overall weight of the scooter and passenger, and the size of the battery. The more battery storage you have, the further you will go. Also, a scooter than is running well and has a good sized motor will put less strain on the batteries too, so a larger motor can help increase range.

Can They Be Ridden On Pavements?

Yes, so long as the speed limited is set to 4mph - going faster is an offence. It is important to take care when riding on pavements or within pedestrianised areas as road mobility scooters are heavy and can cause serious injuries if they are involved in a collision.

What is the best mobility 8mph road scooter to buy?

The CareCo Titan is one of CareCo's unsung heroes. It is a very affordable road legal mobility scooter with a range of 20 miles, a big, comfy captain's seat and everything you need to ride on the road.

  • Range: 32km /  20 miles
  • Battery Size (Ah): 42
  • Product Weight (kg): 93
  • Motor Wattage: 480

Abilize Olympian big mobility scooter

The Vega RS8 was launched in 2019 and is our most modern road mobility scooter. It is available in a striking metallic white or or black and has a powerful 700 Watt motor that keeps it running smoothly all day.

  • Range: 39km / 24 miles
  • Battery Size (Ah): 50
  • Product Weight (kg): 94
  • Motor Wattage: 700

One of our best selling scooters, the Daytona XLR is in a stylish black and combines a 50Ah battery and 600W motor to give it a fantastic 30 mile range. 

  • Range: 48km /  30 miles
  • Battery Size (Ah): 50
  • Product Weight (kg): 117
  • Motor Wattage: 600

The Corvus Rapide Corvus Rapide is another of our 2019 scooters. Its 75 Ah batteries power it over 30 miles, and it is a more robust scooter weighing in at 144kg. A fantastic road mobility scooter that does not look out of place on pavements.

  • Range: 48km / 30 miles
  • Battery Size (Ah): 75
  • Product Weight (kg): 144
  • Motor Wattage: 850

The Abilize Ranger is the first or our scooters to break the 30 mile barrier, managing an impressive 31 miles on a full charge. It has 75Ah batteries and a powerful 900W motor, giving it a very smooth and enjoyable ride.

  • Range: 50km /  31 miles
  • Battery Size (Ah): 75
  • Product Weight (kg): 157
  • Motor Wattage: 900

The Aviator is our only bronze mobility scooter, os if you love earthly colours and want to be different, this is the scooter for you! It has generous 75Ah batteries that give it a range of 30 miles.

  • Range: 48km /  30 miles
  • Battery Size (Ah): 75
  • Product Weight (kg): 108
  • Motor Wattage: TBC

Abilize Kondor Cabin Scooter The Kondor is our only cabin scooter. The extra weight is handled easily with its giant 1000W motor and 100Ah of batteries, and even with the extra weight it can cruise along for 27 miles.

  • Range: 44km /  27 miles
  • Battery Size (Ah): 100
  • Product Weight (kg): 229
  • Motor Wattage: 1000

Fellman Chaser 100 The Fellman Chaser 100 is our newest class 3 mobility scooter. It eats up roads with ease, with its twin 1200W motors giving it 2400W of power. It is designed for off roading and speeds across long grass and over rough terrain as easy as some smaller scooters ride on tarmac, and it is fully road legal too. A fantastic scooter and one of our most exciting additions.

  • Range: 56km /  35 miles
  • Battery Size (Ah): 100
  • Product Weight (kg): TBC
  • Motor Wattage: 2400
Jon Wade
Jon Wade

Jon has been working at CareCo since 2019. He uses his extensive product knowledge to provide insights and advice on the best mobility aids for every occasion.

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