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Lightweight Folding Mobility Scooters on Sale
Are you looking for a Folding Mobility Scooter that you can take almost everywhere with you? If the answer is yes, you have come to the right place. We have the largest range of folding mobility scooters and power wheelchairs in-store. This page features our popular folding mobility scooter collections; here you will find all the mobility scooters you need to regain your freedom.
Folding mobility scooters offer all the benefits of traditional mobility scooters; however, the folding version allows you to travel further. With a folding mobility scooter, you are able to transport it easier. Whether you are travelling by car, train, cruise ship or plane, a folding mobility scooter can be transformed into a compact size with ease. Some of the scooters in our collection are Auto Fold and can be folded automatically with a click of a button.
If you are travelling by car, our scooters can be folded into a compact size that allows you to place it in your car boot with ease. The lightweight design of folding mobility scooters also makes it easier for you to lift the scooter up, and place it into your car. If you are not able to lift it into the car our Smart Lifter boot hoist will make an easy job of it.
This collection is perfect for you if you are looking for a mobility scooter that can manoeuvre around tight corners or through tight spaces. Folding mobility scooters are typically smaller and more lightweight than traditional mobility scooters, which enables them to manoeuvre around corners.
Ultimately, if you are looking for a mobility scooter that is perfect to store, flexible, lightweight and compact enough to take on public transport or holidays, our collection of folding mobility scooters are ideal for you.
Remember we also have a range of the best auto-folding mobility scooters for you to try out in-store or in the comfort of your home. Check out our free home assessment area.
Folding Mobility Scooter Buying Guide
There is no “one size fits all” approach to buying a folding mobility scooter. Folding mobility scooters come in many colours, they come in an automatic folding model and a manual folding model, and they can vary in weight and travel-friendliness.
Why Choosing the Right Mobility Scooter Is an Important Decision
Choosing the perfect mobility scooter for you depends on your budget, your needs, and your lifestyle. It is necessary to determine the factors that mean the most to you when debating buying a mobility scooter.
It can also dictate the type of life you can lead and the activities you can do. For instance, buying a scooter that is not compatible with alternative terrain will limit you to the city streets. You also have to know where you can store it when it is not in use. Is it too bulky for your storage space?
Buying the right scooter that fits your needs will also save you money in the long run.
All of these factors will be important when choosing the right mobility scooter for you.
Types of Folding Mobility Scooters
Another main factor to consider when buying a mobility scooter is whether or not you will purchase an automatic folding mobility scooter or a manual folding mobility scooter.
With Automatic folding mobility scooters, folding up the unit just takes one press of a button – all you need to do is press the button on your scooter dashboard or remote control, and it should fold up within seconds.
Manual folding mobility scooters, however, require you to fold the scooter up yourself – and some of these manual scooters can even break down into smaller components for better portability.
If you’re worried about travel space, a lightweight, portable manual scooter could be the right pick. But, if you’ve got very little physical strength or dexterity, an automatic folding scooter could be the better option.
Six Necessities to Consider When Choosing a Mobility Scooter
Consider these six essential aspects when purchasing a mobility scooter:
When shopping around, you’ll need to be sure that comfort is a priority. You may find the scooter impractical for you without the necessary back support and seat support to accommodate your needs.
Many models offer adjustable tiller heights and removable armrests. These modifications can make the folding mobility scooter perfect for each user.
Durability is important with any product, but it’s especially crucial with folding mobility scooters. If your scooter can’t handle regular usage, you could end up wasting your money on a scooter that doesn’t last more than a couple of months.
Ideally, your folding mobility scooter should last you years if you’re taking care of it properly. It is recommended that you service your scooter at least one a year to keep it in tip top condition.
When checking scooters to see if they’re durable, look for branded products from reputable manufacturers. Mobility World makes this easy for you – we only work with manufacturers who provide longstanding products with a large range of spare parts. We also provide fast delivery service for parts to reduce the amount of inconvenience during maintenance.
It is advisable to stay away from products that are only available for direct importers as they may not provide the necessary backup products in case your scooter needs repairs.
Compatibility is the third most necessary thing to consider. Will you be able to easily store and transport this scooter while also fulfilling your needs?
Such needs include both physical needs and daily living needs. Essentially, will this folding mobility scooter be benefiting you and your lifestyle? Will there be anything that it does not accommodate as you would wish? If so, you may need to pursue a different model.
The fourth aspect of deciding which to purchase is the user's weight considerations as well as the scooter’s weight. It's important to find a folding mobility scooter that can support your weight and is suitable for your lifestyle.
While related to compatibility, weight is a factor to consider separately as it could be the difference between a cheaper and more expensive model. Usually the lighter the mobility scooter the more expensive due to the quality of engineering and materials used to make it lighter.
Consider the fifth aspect with a question: how will you store your scooter after purchase? Folding scooters are an excellent option for people who have limited room. They take up little space in the car, home or garage and during transportation from one place to another.
Look for options that fold up small if you live in an apartment or will have to transport the scooter by small car or public transportation.
New or Second-Hand?
When you’re shopping around for a scooter, you may see options for both new and second-hand scooters. Second-hand scooters may be more affordable but they’re not always the best option because you're choosing a model that is available and not one that is the most suitable for your needs.
If you want a scooter that lasts, then a new scooter is a better option that will provide you with peace of mind. Especially if you're over the age of 75 and are dealing with long-term mobility impairment, you'd want to invest in a scooter that can last longer and cause fewer headaches. New scooters usually come with a minimum of 12 months warranty as well, so you can feel reassured with the money you're spending.
If price is a significant consideration for you, you can opt for an approved used scooter instead of a new model. However, you'll need to ensure the second-hand scooter is from a reputable dealer who will only sell a used mobility scooter that has been serviced prior to sale and provides a warranty. Avoid purchasing used scooters from online marketplaces like eBay where you won't be able to know the condition or history of the product. Mobility World only sell Approved Used Mobility Scooter.
How Much Is a Folding Mobility Scooter?
According to a few vendors online, folding mobility scooters run from about £1,500 to £3,000. The features they contain and the type of material it is composed of will affect the price point.
Most automatic folding mobility scooters UK have a higher price tag, but they are less complex to fold and transport. Trade-offs like this are common when choosing the right folding mobility scooter for you and it may be worth the money if it can make daily life easier.
The current stock of manual folding mobility scooters on Mobility World’s website run from about £1,700 to £3,100.
Regarding automatic foldable mobility scooters, the price range is a bit higher on average, but you're receiving a quality product that is convenient and easy to fold quickly.
For example, the automatic folding mobility scooters for sale on Mobility World’s current website range in price from £2,300 to £2,800.
What Is the Lightest Mobility Scooter on the Market?
The lightest folding scooter available for sale presently from Mobility World weighs around 40 lbs (18 kg). In general, this is the most lightweight for a folding mobility scooter.
One of the most lightweight folding mobility scooters UK on the current market is the MLite Ultra-Lite Portable Travel Scooter with Lithium Battery. Weighing just 17.8kg (39.2 lbs), the lithium battery is easily removed for traveling, and is one of the most compact mobility scooters available.
Regarding automation folding mobility scooters, these run a bit heavier due to the machinations necessary for automatic folding.
Automatic folding mobility scooters weigh about 50 lbs (22.8 kg) on the low end and about 70 pounds (31.7 kg) on the higher side.
These scooters are still relatively lightweight and easily transportable. If you take out the lithium battery, that will lighten your load by a few pounds.
Which Is the Best Mobility Scooter?
This answer can vary based on your individual needs, but we’ve outlined our picks for the best mobility scooters currently on the market for you below:
Folding Mobility Scooters for Every Need
As mentioned above, there are many needs that a folding mobility scooter can accommodate.
For example, if you do not need help moving around quickly on your own for short distances, but for longer distances, a mobility scooter would be helpful, it may be good for you to have a folding mobility scooter that has longer battery life.
Best for Portability and Easy Storage: MLite Ultra-Lite Portable Travel Scooter with Lithium Battery
We’ve mentioned it briefly, but weighing in at less than forty pounds (17.8kg), the Mlite Ultra-Lite Portable Travel Scooter with Lithium Battery is an ideal option if you’ve got limited storage space. As compact, as it is, folding this scooter up and storing it in the boot of your car, doesn’t take more than a minute.
And, despite how light it is, the MLite Ultra-Light scooter still has an 18 stone (250 lbs) weight limit and a powerful scooter that outperforms a lot of other lightweight, portable scooters.
As far as comfort goes, the MLite excels in this category too – there’s a soft rubber seat to support your back as you ride and soft compound tires roll over most surfaces without any trouble.
Best for Reduced Mobility: Kymco K-Lite FE Auto Folding Mobility Scooter
If you’ve got impaired mobility, automatic folding scooters like the Kymco K-Lite are often a lot easier to manage. All it takes is the press of a button on the remote control, and the automatic K-Lite will fold up in seconds. If the remote control gets lost, the scooter also contains a pedal on the side for easy manual fold up.
Not only does it fit in the boot of most cars, but the K-Lite’s design is meant to be as manageable as possible – especially if you’ve got limited mobility. The narrow wheelbase makes this scooter a lot more agile, there’s under the seat storage for personal belongings, and safety measures to prevent the scooter from rolling back on hills and inclines.
Best for Independence: TGA Minimo 4 Plus
Scooters can pose a logistical problem for those who live alone and perhaps have less storage space in a smaller flat. Folding mobility scooters like the TGA Minimo 4 Plus easily collapse for storage using a one-handed design allowing the user to be independent throughout the journey.
The Minimo benefits from a robust, safety-conscious design that folds down small to fit into a closet or the boot of a car, so it’s ready to go without being in the way.
Despite being ultra-lightweight, the TGA Minimo 4 Plus has a stable design that works great if you’ve got poor balance – with four, stable wheels on the ground, climbing on and off the TGA Minimo feels a lot safer than some other mobility scooters.
Best for Car Journeys: MWay Auto Folding Mobility Scooter
Auto-folding mobility scooters can make the act of transporting your scooter less of a hassle. For weekends to the seaside or just a drive to the next town over, you want to worry more about getting there than you do folding down your scooter to fit it into the boot of your car.
With a push of a button on the provided remote control, the MWay Auto Folding Scooter folds down in a compact package that you can easily store in as little as 12 seconds. An attached carry handle will help move the folded scooter without the risk of damaging the scooter or your back.
This model also has a healthy battery range of 13 miles on a full charge, so your trip out of town can last a little longer, and you can get a lot more sightseeing done.
For an even lighter model, consider the Superlite option.
Best for the Elderly: MWay Superlite Auto Folding Mobility Scooter
Comfort is another crucial aspect to consider when looking at folding mobility scooters. Elders need a unit that ensures that their body is in a comfortable position.
The MWay Superlite Auto Folding Mobility Scooter has a padded chair and backrest for comfort during extended periods of use. When it comes to customisation, the height is also adjustable so that the backrest will be providing optimum comfort for the user.
This one is also airline-approved with a travel-safe lithium battery, so if your family is going on holiday, everyone can join in without having to think twice about mobility at your end destination.
Best for Air Travellers: Mojo Ultralite Folding Mobility Scooter
The Mojo Ultralite Folding Mobility Scooter may be the best option for people who enjoy air travel due to the quick fold-up time. In fact, folding up this scooter is measured to only take seventeen seconds, which may be convenient if you’re traveling by plane and need to store your scooter quickly. And, unlike some folding mobility scooters, it’s available to transport on any airline.
When the battery is fully-charged, the Mojo Ultralite has a range of up to nine miles, so you’ll have no trouble navigating it through large airports if you need to.
Besides how convenient it is for traveling, this scooter has a few other notable features, including bright LED front lights for nighttime riding and a pressure-relief air cushion seat for better comfort.
Best for Higher Weight Capacity: Mobie Plus Folding Mobility Scooter
While many mobility scooters cap their weight limits at around 18 stone, the Mobie Plus Folding Mobility Scooter is a little more inclusive – the maximum weight capacity is 21 stone or just under 300 pounds.
The design of the scooter is still fairly lightweight, and if you’re worried about taking longer trips, this scooter can take you up to nine miles on a full charge. If you’re worried about battery life, the scooter does include an extra compartment for carrying a backup lithium battery.
Best for Lifting: Elev8 Portable Mobility Scooter & Powerchair Boot Lift
For people with reduced mobility and back injuries, transporting even a lightweight mobility scooter presents its own challenges. It’s not the weight that makes it difficult; it’s moving the folding scooter into the car’s boot from the ground.
While not a mobility scooter itself, the Elev8 Portable Boot Lift could become your mobility scooter and your back’s new best friend. The powerchair boot lift will make moving your scooter or other objects in and out of the boot easy.
Easy to mount and unmount with no professional fitting experience or tools required, it’s powered by the battery of your mobility scooter rather than being permanently fixed to your vehicle and drawing power from it.
The lightweight (10kg) platform can go wherever you go and be moved from a friend’s car to your own quickly and easily.
Once attached it’s only a press of a button for the platform to raise up to 50 kg of a folded mobility scooter to boot level, where you can quickly transfer it in and out.
How to Purchase a Mobility Scooter?
There are many options when purchasing a folding mobility scooter. Many online retailers and in-store retailers house a wide variety of options for customers.
The easiest way to buy online is to find a dependable retailer like Mobility World that offers in-depth specifications analyses of each product they offer. Then, compare each model that you think best fits your lifestyle before making your purchase.
But, more than just staring at specifications, it’s important to find a retailer that can help you identify what you need – and with thirty years of experience to back us up, our trustworthy reputation at Mobility World speaks for itself.
We’re interested in more than just selling a product – whether you’re looking for a scooter that’s ideal for limited mobility or something that’ll fit in the boot of your car, our job at Mobility World is making sure you find that ideal fit.