It may still be cold and wet out, but Spring is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to start choosing your next mobility scooter. It won’t be long now until the days grow longer and fine weather returns.
We launched some excellent new models last year, and several of our travel mobility scooters were picked by Which? as Best Buy. So let’s run through our best models for Spring and Summer 2024.
Go Light, Go Lithium - Mobility Scooters for Travel
If you usually travel in a car before using your mobility scooter, or take one on a bus, train, or even a plane, then you need a reliable travel scooter.
The Li-Tech Air Lithium Scooter is a fantastic choice if you need a handy scooter that you can put in your car boot. It is one of the lightest mobility scooters on the market and easily dismantled into even lighter parts.
The Li-Tech Air is easy to drive and very portable, and has a comfortable chair with arms and a basket. It has a 11Ah lithium-ion battery giving it a 7 mile range and a top speed of 4mph, perfect for pavements. The small 258Wh battery is airline friendly too, so you can take this one abroad.
If you want to go a little further, the Aeron Li, a Which? Best Buy model, comes with a larger lithium battery that gives an impressive 25 mile range - Which? called it "the best collapsible Class 2 scooter" they tested, and it is certainly popular with our customers..
We launched the Li-Tech Neon Aluminium Scooter a few summers ago now, but this is continuing to be a very popular model.
The super-light frame is based on the Li-Tech Marathon (Product of the Year for 2019) but built from aluminium to make it the lightest model possible, while still giving all round suspension, armrests and a very smooth ride. The heaviest part is only 9.98kg, and when dismantled it is very easy to pick up and store in your car boot.
Best Value Lead-Acid Mobility Scooters for 2024
Our cheapest travel mobility scooter is another lightweight model, the CareCo AirLite X. If you are looking for a cheap scooter to run up to the shops in, this is a great model.
This small, blue scooter breaks down into 4 parts, plus a basket, and the heaviest part weighs just 9.9kg. Its 10Ah battery gives it a 7 mile range, and the 270W motor comfortably drives it at 4mph.
If you need more range, the Which? recommended Abilize Stride Sport has a range of up to 17 miles and runs off twin 22Ah batteries - double the distance the other travel scooters can achieve.
It also has suspension, which makes a much smoother ride.
For Convenience - Folding Mobility Scooters
If you are not keen on dismantling a mobility scooter, then you may be interested in an electric folding scooter.
The Li-Tech Velo is a great little travel scooter that quickly folds up at the press of the button. It comes in teal and grey and has a range of up to 11 miles, with its 17.4Ah battery. The light lithium-ion battery can be removed too for charging indoors.
Our cheapest folding scooter is the Minimus, which is a manual folding model. This is really compact, making it perfect for travel. If the 9 mile range is not enough though, its bigger brother, the Maximus, is built on the same principles and has a range of 25 miles.
For the latest in technology, the AirFold Pro Carbon Scooter combines electric folding with a lightweight design, and it is proving to be a really popular model. Built by Drive, and exclusive to CareCo, this folding scooter combines lithium-ion technology with carbon fibre engineering to provide an exceptional travel experience.
No Thrills, Great Value - Pavement Mobility Scooters
If you never travel with your scooter and use it mostly for local trips to the shops or visiting friends, then a good pavement scooter is the best option. These cannot be dismantled and are a little larger and sturdier than travel scooters. They have bigger batteries too, which means you can get more miles from one charge.
Because you are not paying for the folding or dismantling technology, you get more scooter for your money with these models.
The CareCo Victory is a classic pavement scooter. It has a 34Ah battery that gives it a 20 mile range. Front suspension and larger 10 inch wheels makes it a more comfortable ride than the travel scooters. The chair is well padded with arms too.
For a best-of-both option, the X-Go Pinnacle is a large travel scooter that has the comfort of a pavement scooter. Equipped with 34Ah batteries it boasts a range of 22 miles. It is a heavier machine, and the heaviest part is 25kg, so it is harder to lift into a car boot on your own, but with help or a hoist, it is still a great travel scooter.
Take To The Road - Mobility Scooters for Longer Trips
If you need more power and tend to do more miles, then a road scooter is needed. We launched the Adventurer X8 in Summer ‘23, and this is proving to be a hit for those who want a powerful scooter that keeps going all day.
Equipped with twin 100Ah batteries giving you 32 miles on a full charge, and fully road-legal, you will no longer need a car to get out and about.
The Corvus Rapide is featured in our WeRecommend range, and offers “power, performance and pizzazz”, and gives you 30 miles of travel.
Full suspension and pneumatic tyres along with a 600W battery ensure a smooth and steady drive. It has 900 Watts of power too, which makes driving in parks and on grass a breeze.
Another to consider is the Vega RS8, which is also great on pavements and in parks. It has a powerful motor and 50Ah battery that gives it an impressive range of 24 miles.
With a top speed of 8mph is is perfect for the road, and the speed is also easily adjusted down to 4mph for safe and legal pavement use. The captain's chair includes a headrest and padded arms to give you a very comfortable ride.
At CareCo we have mobility scooters for all your needs - whether you need a compact travel scooter, something to whizz around the local shops on, or a scooter that can really get you out and about this Spring, we have something for you.