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Which mobility scooter ?

Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,543 Pioneering
I am looking for a little advice on a replacement mobility scooter
I currently use a Pride Apex rapid - which has a heavy Lead Acid battery - my wife really struggles to disassemble it and put it in the car boot.
I need one with a lithium battery - I have seen a Motion Healthcare Alumina (£1500) and a Veluimi Lithium (£1850)- at my local mobility shop - both of which are about half the weight of my Pride.
Anyone use either of these ?
Any advice welcome


  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,543 Pioneering
    Anyone use a mobility scooter with a lithium battery? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,169 Disability Gamechanger
    I've had a couple of those scooters and for me they are just too heavy, even with the lithium batteries. It's too much work to take the scooter apart to put them into the car and by the time i've done that i'm too tired for anything else.  If i had another scooter it would have to be an electric folding one.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • JessieJ
    JessieJ Community member Posts: 405 Pioneering
    As Poppy123456 has mentioned, an electric folding one could be better for you & your wife. I use a power chair, but my sister has a Smarti & it is a brilliant, you just press the fob button to open & close it, plus doesn't take up a lot of room in the boot.


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