When an individual can no longer independently get around or operate a car, the purchase of a mobility vehicle will help in filling the void caused by the loss of freedom and movement. Electric Scooters and powerchairs have become the most popular solutions as they are cheap to maintain, very safe to use and easy to drive. Generally, neither mobility vehicle requires a licence or compulsory insurance and can be easily obtained. Mirroring the automobile industry, the electric scooter and powerchair market has grown rapidly over the past decade, with falling prices and updated technology. Focus on the safety of users has also been a benefit passed directly onto the driver. There has literally never been a better time to invest in a mobility vehicle that fits your needs.
If you suffer from limited mobility and are looking an independent system for getting around, there are a host of practical benefits in choosing a power wheelchair over an electric scooter to meet your requirements. At first glance, both vehicles may seem very similar. However, powerchairs and mobility scooters serve two very different groups of people needing particular levels of mobility assistance. A power wheelchair allows you to do more everyday tasks, with less fatigue and covering more ground. They are customised for individuals with greater physical restrictions, and are as important inside the home as they are while out and about, carrying out your everyday routine. But it is the wide practicality of an electric power chair that sets it apart from an electric scooter as the ideal mode of transport if your disability has placed great restrictions on getting around everyday. Below, are a number of benefits and features to look out for, when choosing a practical power chair.