Top 10 Mobility Scooters

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Mobility scooters are a really popular option for getting about but there is loads of choice and stiff competition between the manufacturers so we've picked ten of the best to get you started.

Read more about Class 2 and Class 3 mobility scooters.

The Best Mobility Scooters:

1st

TGA Mobility Vita X

TGA Mobility Vita X

Price: £3,700

Summary: The TGA Vita X is a top of the range Class 3 off-road mobility scooter with advanced independent suspension, big off-road ready wheels and full LED lighting. Check out this quick video.

Do you need an absolute beast for popping to the shops? No, but then who really needs a top of the line Range Rover to drop the kids off at school...

We Like: We could list all the features we like, but it would be a long list. If you can think of it, chances are it has it.

Colours: Black

Specs

  • Top Speed: 8 mph (13 km/h)
  • Motor: 900 W
  • Battery: 100 Ah, 24 V
  • Charge Time: 4-8 hours
  • Range: 25 miles (40 km)
  • Ground Clearance: 10 cm (4")
  • Weight: 150 kg (330 lbs)
  • Weight Capacity: 158 kg (348 lbs)
  • Front Wheels: 35 cm (14")
  • Rear Wheels: 38 cm (15")
  • Tyres: Inflated
  • Suspension: Full
  • Maximum Slope: 17% (10°)

Dimensions

  • Length: 162 cm (63")
  • Width: 79 cm (31")
  • Height: 119 cm (47")
2nd

Green Power ZT-4

Green Power ZT-4

Price: £1,690

Summary: The Green Power ZT-4 is a high spec Class 3 four wheeled scooter with powerful front disc brakes and advanced suspension. It has three speed modes (4 mph / 8 mph / 15 mph). Check out this quick video.

It is shipped fully assembled and you get a 30-60 minute demo / handover. Key options include an 800 W motor that's ideal for hilly areas (£99), Lithium batteries for an 85 mile range (£250) and a full captains chair (£150).

We Like

  • Powerful brakes
  • Sporty dune buggy looks
  • Adjustable seat
  • Key fob operated alarm
  • Huge load capacity
  • Sliding adjustable seat
  • Locking under seat storage
  • Clever cubby holes
  • Reverse gear
  • Optional captain's chair upgrade

Colours: Red

Specs

  • Top Speed: 15 mph (25 km/h)
  • Motor: 500 W
  • Battery: 100 Ah, 60 V
  • Charge Time: 4-6 hours
  • Range: 45 miles (72 km)
  • Weight: 105 kg (232 lbs)
  • Weight Capacity: 178 kg (392 lbs)
  • Wheels: 25.4 cm (10")
  • Tyres: Inflated
  • Suspension: Full
  • Maximum Slope: 27% (15°)

Dimensions

  • Length: 165 cm (64.9")
  • Width: 71 cm (28")
  • Height: 108 cm (42.5")
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3rd

Veleco Faster

Veleco Faster

Price: £1,690

Summary: The Veleco Faster is a range topping Class 3 four wheeled scooter that's ideal for longer journeys and hilly terrain. It has three speed modes (4 mph / 8 mph / 16 mph). Check out this quick video.

We Like

  • Professional suspension for a comfy ride
  • Powerful front disc brakes
  • Powerful motor
  • Four wheel stability
  • Huge range
  • Large wheels
  • Reverse gear
  • USB socket
  • LCD dashboard
  • Loads of storage
  • Optional canopy
  • Alarm

Colours: Black, grey, red, blue

Specs

  • Top Speed: 16 mph (26 km/h)
  • Motor: 1000 W
  • Battery: 100 Ah, 60 V
  • Charge Time: 4-8 hours
  • Range: 35 miles (50 km)
  • Ground Clearance: 16 cm (6.2")
  • Seat Height: 69 cm (27.2")
  • Weight: 126 kg (278 lbs)
  • Weight Capacity: 160 kg (353 lbs)
  • Front Wheels: 20.3 cm (8")
  • Rear Wheels: 25.4 cm (10")
  • Tyres: Inflated
  • Suspension: Full
  • Maximum Slope: 30% (17°)

Dimensions

  • Length: 158 cm (62.9")
  • Width: 69 cm (27.1")
  • Height: 105 cm (41.3")
4th

Green Power BL800

Green Power BL800

Price: £1,890

Summary: The BL800 is a popular Class 3 four wheeled scooter that's ideal for longer journeys and hilly terrain. It has three speed modes (4 mph / 8 mph / 15.5 mph) and drum brakes all round. Check out this quick video.

It is shipped fully assembled and you get a 30-60 minute demo / handover. Key options include an 800 W motor that's ideal for hilly areas (£99) and Lithium batteries for an 85 mile range (£250).

We Like

  • Professional suspension for a comfy ride
  • Four wheel stability
  • Huge carrying capacity
  • Large wheels
  • Reverse gear
  • Key fob operated alarm
  • Sliding captain's chair
  • LED lights
  • Lockable underseat storage
  • Dual bag hooks
  • Front bumper bars

Colours: Black, red

Specs

  • Top Speed: 15.5 mph (25 km/h)
  • Motor: 500 W
  • Battery: 80 Ah, 48 V
  • Charge Time: 4-6 hours
  • Range: 45 miles (72 km)
  • Weight: 105 kg (232 lbs)
  • Weight Capacity: 180 kg (397 lbs)
  • Wheels: 25.4 cm (10")
  • Tyres: Inflated
  • Suspension: Full
  • Maximum Slope: 27% (15°)

Dimensions

  • Length: 165 cm (65")
  • Width: 66 cm (26")
  • Height: 107 cm (42")
5th

Green Power Unique 500

Green Power Unique 500

Price: £1,690

Summary: The Unique 500 is a premium Class 3 scooter that's ideal for long journeys and hilly terrain. It has three speed modes (4 mph / 8 mph / 15 mph). Check out this quick video.

It is shipped fully assembled and you get a 30-60 minute demo / handover. Key options include an 800 W motor that's ideal for hilly areas (£99), Lithium batteries for an 85 mile range (£250) and all weather tyres (£200).

We Like

  • High tech suspension
  • Funky retro styling
  • LED dash
  • Mini fly screen
  • Lockable under seat storage
  • Rear storage pod
  • Huge range
  • Massive wheels
  • Reverse gear
  • Freewheeling ability
  • LCD dashboard
  • Powerful brakes
  • Alarm

Colours: Black (our fav.), white, red, pale red, blue

Specs

  • Top Speed: 15 mph (24 km/h)
  • Motor: 500 W
  • Battery: 100 Ah, 60 V
  • Charge Time: 4-6 hours
  • Range: 45 miles (72 km)
  • Weight: 105 kg (232 lbs)
  • Weight Capacity: 178 kg (392 lbs)
  • Wheels: 25.4 cm (10")
  • Tyres: Inflated
  • Suspension: Telescopic fork + rear shocks
  • Maximum Slope: 27% (15°)

Dimensions

  • Length: 175 cm (69")
  • Width: 70 cm (28")
  • Height: 110 cm (43")

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6th

Veleco ZT63

Veleco ZT63

Price: £1,350

Summary: The Veleco ZT63 is a popular Class 3 scooter that's ideal for long journeys and hilly terrain. It has three speed modes (4 mph / 8 mph / 16 mph). Check out this quick video.

We Like

  • High tech suspension
  • Powerful brakes
  • Retro styling
  • Lockable under seat storage
  • Rear storage pod
  • Huge range
  • Massive wheels
  • Reverse gear
  • LCD dashboard
  • Alarm

Colours: Black, white, red

Specs

  • Top Speed: 16 mph (26 km/h)
  • Motor: 650 W
  • Battery: 100 Ah, 60 V
  • Charge Time: 6-8 hours
  • Range: 35 miles (50 km)
  • Ground Clearance: 16 cm (6.2")
  • Seat Height: 77 cm (30.3")
  • Weight: 72 kg (159 lbs)
  • Weight Capacity: 160 kg (353 lbs)
  • Wheels: 25.4 cm (10")
  • Tyres: Inflated
  • Suspension: Telescopic fork + rear shocks
  • Maximum Slope: 30% (17°)

Dimensions

  • Length: 180 cm (70.8")
  • Width: 70 cm (27.5")
  • Height: 110 cm (43.3")
7th

Drive DeVilbiss Folding

Drive Devilbiss Folding

Price: £1,700

Summary: The Drive DeVilbiss Folding Scooter is an advanced Class 2 scooter that's ideal for short journeys, storing in a car boot and for those with less room at home. Check out this quick video.

We Like

  • Fancy 15 second folding mechanism with remote trigger
  • Compact floor mounted Lithium battery
  • Impressive range for the battery size
  • Height adjustable tiller
  • Anti roll back for hills
  • LCD dashboard
  • Freewheel mode
  • Light weight

Colours: Blue, red

Specs

  • Top Speed: 4 mph (6.4 km/h)
  • Motor: 120 W
  • Battery: 10 Ah, 26 V
  • Range: 13 miles (21 km)
  • Ground Clearance: 4 cm (1.6")
  • Seat Height: 56 cm (22")
  • Weight: 27.5 kg (61 lbs)
  • Weight Capacity: 127 kg (280 lbs)
  • Front Wheels: 15 cm (6")
  • Rear Wheels: 18 cm (7")
  • Tyres: Solid
  • Suspension: None
  • Maximum Slope: 8.8% (5°)

Dimensions

  • Length: 96 cm (38") [44 cm / 17.5" folded]
  • Width: 62 cm (24.5") [62 cm / 24.5" folded]
  • Height: 88 cm (34.5") [64 cm / 25.5" folded]
8th

Drive DeVilbiss Scout Venture

Scout Venture

Price: £695

Summary: The Scout Venture is a popular Class 2 scooter that's ideal for short journeys. Check out this quick video.

We Like

  • Height / width adjustable 360 swivel seat
  • Delta Bar adjustable tiller
  • Easy to swap colour panels
  • Disassembly into five pieces
  • Easy swap battery pack
  • Hill anti roll back
  • Easy freewheeling when it's off
  • Half speed reverse gear

Colours: Red, blue

Specs

  • Top Speed: 4 mph (6.4 km/h)
  • Motor: 270 W
  • Battery: 40 Ah, 12 V
  • Range: 13 miles (21 km)
  • Ground Clearance: 6 cm (2.5")
  • Weight: 47.8 kg (105 lbs)
  • Weight Capacity: 130 kg (286 lbs)
  • Wheels: 20 cm (7.9")
  • Tyres: Solid
  • Suspension: None
  • Maximum Slope: 14% (8°)

Dimensions

  • Length: 108 cm (42.5")
  • Width: 48 cm (19")
  • Height: 91 cm (36")
9th

Pride Mobility Go-Go Elite Traveller

Pride Go Go Elite Traveller

Price: £700 - £900

Summary: The Go-Go Elite Traveller is a popular Class 2 scooter that's ideal for short journeys and which sits at a decent price point. Check out this quick video.

We Like

  • Easy to remove battery pack
  • Interchangeable red / blue covers,
  • Easy to disassemble five piece design
  • Regenerative braking
  • Rear storage pocket
  • Removable basket
  • Angle adjustable tiller
  • Freewheel switch for easy moving when the motor is off
  • Optional 18 Ah battery with 14 miles range (14.5 kg / 31.8 lbs)

Colours: Red, blue

Specs

  • Top Speed: 4 mph (6.4 km/h)
  • Motor: 180 W
  • Battery: 12 Ah (12.5 kg / 27.5 lbs)
  • Range: 12 miles (19 km)
  • Ground Clearance: 5.7 cm (2.25")
  • Seat Height: 35.5 cm (14")
  • Weight: 36 kg (79 lbs)
  • Weight Capacity: 147 kg (325 lbs)
  • Front Wheels: 20.3 cm (8")
  • Rear Wheels: 22.9 cm (9")
  • Tyres: Solid
  • Suspension: None
  • Maximum Slope: 10.5% (6°)

Dimensions

  • Length: 100 cm (39.5")
  • Width: 50 cm (19.5")
  • Height: 86 cm (33.9")
10th

Drive DeVilbiss ST1

Drive DeVilbiss ST1

Price: £600 - £700

Summary: The ST1 is a popular Class 2 scooter that's ideal for short journeys and storing in a car boot. Check out this quick video.

We Like

  • Easy 5 piece wire free disassembly
  • Tight turning circle
  • Adjustable delta bar tiller
  • Anti roll back function for hills
  • Freewheel switch for easy moving when the motor is off
  • Speed setting
  • Removable basket and the light overall weight

Colours: Red, blue

Specs

  • Top Speed: 4 mph (6.4 km/h)
  • Motor: 250 W
  • Battery: 24 Ah, 12 V (8.2 kg, 18 lbs)
  • Range: 6 miles (10 km)
  • Ground Clearance: 6.5 cm (2.5")
  • Seat Height: 52-56 cm (20"-22")
  • Weight: 40 kg (88 lbs)
  • Weight Capacity: 115 kg (251 lbs)
  • Wheels: 19.5 cm (8")
  • Tyres: Solid
  • Suspension: None
  • Maximum Slope: 10.5% (6°)

Dimensions

  • Length: 100 cm (39")
  • Width: 51 cm (20")
  • Height: 89 cm (35")

What Are Class 2 And Class 3 Mobility Scooters?

There are three classes of mobility vehicle in the UK:

Class 1

Manually propelled wheelchairs (not electric).

Class 2

Powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters intended for paths, pavements and shopping centres but with a maximum speed of 4 mph (6 km/h).

The class is split into travel scooters at the lower end, with smaller wheels and a lighter build then pavement focused scooters at the top end. Some even dismantle or fold, making them easy to transport in a car boot.

Class 3

Powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters intended for use on roads with a speed limit of 50 mph or above, at a maximum speed of 8 mph (12 km/h).

They can be used on the pavement up to 4 mph, so tend to have a speedometer and must be registered with the DVLA.

Unfortunately they tend to be heavier and more expensive but usually offer greater range and more comfortable seats.

Do I Need To Insure My Mobility Scooter?

It isn't a legal requirement but might be a good idea to cover the value of the scooter, your own personal safety and the safety of others. Insurance tends to be around £50 - £60 but will vary with the value of the scooter, your area and individual circumstances.

Some training courses are also available to hone your driving skills.

Do I Have To Wear A Helmet On A Mobility Scooter?

Legally the answer is no however you only have one head and pavements are as hard as roads. 

Which Mobility Scooters Are Best For Hills?

Class 3 mobility scooters tend to be better for hills and longer journeys due to their more powerful motors, larger batteries and larger wheels.

Can You Fit Two People On A Mobility Scooter?

You may be able to physically fit two people on a large Class 3 scooter with three to four wheels but legally they are meant to be an "invalid carriage" for one person registered as disabled.

Is A Golf Buggy A Mobility Scooter?

While they may feature similar technology to class two and three mobility scooters they are not technically "invalid carriages" for use by a disabled person and therefore cannot be used on the road or pavements in the same way as a mobility scooter.

How Did We Rank Our Top Ten?

We looked at all the class two and three mobility scooters you can buy new and picked the top contenders, taking into account style, power, technology and value for money.