Three wheel mobility scooters include some of the most stylish scooters on the market today. They may be more popular on the continent, but they are becoming increasingly popular in the UK too and we have a great selection here at CareCo. All scooter types and classes come with 3 wheel options, so whether you’re looking for a compact travel scooter, a pavement scooter or a road legal scooter, if you want 3 wheels you’ve come to the right place!
Did you know that the first ever mobility scooter, the Amigo Scooter, was a 3 wheeler? The first scooter was developed by American, Al Thieme, in the 1960s. His wife was suffering from multiple sclerosis and to improve her mobility he modified a wheelchair with the motor from a Hoover so she could more easily get around the house. Pleased with this success, he decided to invent something more suitable for outdoor travel, and the mobility scooter was born – along with Amigo Mobility International, the first mobility scooter company in the world, founded in 1968.
Leap forward 50 years, and mobility scooters can been seen all over the world, and while the four wheel scooter is now the most popular style, many people love their 3 wheeled scooters. Let’s look at our favourites.
Small 3 Wheel Scooters
The CareCo AirLite 3 Wheel Travel Mobility Scooter (discontinued) was one of our lightest and most compact scooters. It can easily be taken apart for transport in your car boot, so is a perfect choice for a shopping scooter – you’ll be able to easily enter any shop and the tight turning circle that the single front wheel provides makes navigating the aisles and busy pavements a breeze. It has a 8 mile range on a full 10Ah battery too, so is also great for holidays. This is our cheapest 3 wheeled scooter.
The Abilize Trident and Trident XR are the next model ups, with a larger, more padded seat and more powerful batteries – the Trident is 12Ah and Trident XR is 18Ah. It’s a more stylish looking and robust scooter that is equipped with a swivel seat.
Folding 3 Wheel Mobility Scooters
Folding scooters are all the rage at the moment, and the I-Go Ultra X Fold and Moving Life ATTO Freedom Scooter are our 3 wheel folding scooters. The ATTO is a very lightweight and portable scooter, being designed for those that travel, and even comes with a USB port so you can charge your mobile on the scooter battery. The I-Go is actually a 4 wheeled scooter, but the front wheels are close together offering similar riding style and manoeuvrability to 3 wheel scooters.
3 Wheel Pavement Scooters
Technically, our only wheel 3 pavement scooter was the Shoprider Sovereign 3 (discontinued). With colour and style reminiscent of the classic Vespa, the the Shoprider Sovereign 3 was a best seller for over a decade. While people tend to buy more advanced scooters today, there are still many that love the feel and look of the Shoprider, with its wicker basket and deep red and aquamarine colour scheme. It had a 34 Ah battery with a 20 mile range.
The Pride Colt Twin Pavement Mobility Scooter is another 4 wheel scooter in the style of the 3 wheeler. This can also be dismantled for easy transport. It has a 30 Ah battery offering a 16 mile range.
3 Wheel Road Scooters
The 3 wheel road legal scooters are becoming the most sought after in this category, especially with the introduction of the Drive Easy Rider, which looks more like a motorbike than the usual scooter.
The Drive Sport is the first of the motorbike inspired scooters. Coming in black and chrome it has long chopper style handlebars and larger wheels. The 100 Ah battery gives it a range of 31 miles.
The Drive Royale is sporty 3 wheeled road scooter with a 31 mile range. The front shield provides superior weather protection to make a more comfortable ride when it’s raining. It comes with dual disc brakes to provide the best stopping ability of any mobility scooter, and can carry riders of up to 32 stone.
Finally, is the Drive Easy Rider. Designed to appeal to motorcyclists and young-at-hearts who want a scooter that will turn heads, the Drive Easy Rider is certainly the most impressive looking of all our scooters. It also has a powerful 1200 watt motor powered by a 100 Ah battery that can keep going for 31 miles. Named after the iconic film from 1969, the Easy Rider brings us back full circle to the humble origins of the mobility scooters that came from Al Theime’s garage 50 years ago.