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An Adult Electric Scooter Is A Great Choice For Mobility

Aug 17, 2007
If you or a loved one are facing limited mobility, a scooter is an easy and convenient mode of transportation. They are easy to use, comfortable, and avoid the more obvious medical connotations of a wheelchair. New technology has made electric scooters easier to use, faster, and with more battery life than ever before.

Electric scooters have all the major components of their gas-powered counterparts. Electric scooters work by having the motor run off of the battery, along with the other features, such as lights and brakes. The battery gets recharged when the unit is plugged into the wall. Most scooters can run for at least several hours before they need to be recharged, and battery life is one aspect that continues to be improved upon with new scooter designs.

One of the primary benefits of an adult electric scooter is the convenience of electrical power and not having to use gas. Many people with limited mobility may also have a limited budget, and with the fluctuation in gas prices, they don't have to worry about more of their budget being eaten up with transportation expenses when they use an electric scooter. Also, finding a power supply inside your home to plug the scooter into is much easier than having to make a trip to the nearest gas station. If you want to take a trip, you just plug-in and go.

Once you've decided on an electric scooter, there are a number of other options to choose from. All scooters have some main components. There is a steering mechanism called a tiller that is attached to the front wheels and used to steer, a baseboard where you can rest your feet, a comfortable seat, and a variety of controls, usually attached to or near the tiller.

One of the major options is what size of scooter to get. This will partially be determined by the size of the rider, as there are heavy duty models that can handle a greater capacity. Many of the lighter weight scooters also come in folding models, which is convenient because they can often be stored in the trunk of the car, and then taken out at their destination.

Another consideration is whether to have 3 or 4 wheels. The primary use of the scooter will help determine which one is best. 3 wheeled scooters have a bit more maneuverability than 4 wheel models, and can be easier to use indoors. Often, they are also lighter to carry and handle. 4 wheel models are very durable, and are designed for stability. They are often built more for outdoor use, and can handle a variety of terrain.

While there is an initial cost outlay, adult electric scooters offer increased mobility, comfort, and convenience. There is also the peace of mind, knowing that power for the scooter is just an electrical outlet away. If you are considering any type of mobility equipment, an electric scooter is a wonderful choice.
About the Author
Amy Wells writes on a variety of consumer issues. Considering a scooter? Get accurate and informative mobility scooter tips and resources at http://www.scooters.yourtechtool.com.
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