Save money and the environment! Scooters of many different types have become very popular in the States in recent years. First of all, they were the new toy for children, replacing the now outdated bicycle. Suddenly, instead of being glued to their computer, your kids wanted to get out and drive around in the fresh air. Then you didn’t have to drive them everywhere in the neighborhood because they preferred to visit their friends or the park with their own electricity. The electric scooters for children have certainly contributed a lot to them becoming more independent.
As a cheap vehicle to buy and maintain, discounted gas powered scooters will drive petrol mopeds out of the market. So far, mopeds from brands like Yamaha, Honda and Tomos have been the first choice for youngsters. However, scooters are now seen as ‘cool’ and interest in noisy, cheap mopeds that leave a rider vulnerable on the road is waning. Much to the relief of many parents I know!
Seniors who want to stay active but have trouble walking too far also use adult electric or gas powered scooters to get out of the house and maintain their social life and independence. Going out one of these ways has several advantages for seniors compared to driving everywhere. When you’re in a vehicle on the sidewalk, you have more contact with the people around you and there are more opportunities to stop and talk. It’s also a lot cheaper than having to wait for a car that you only use to go to the supermarket or church.
Seniors who do not feel active enough to use a gas powered scooter can also maintain their independence and social activities by using a mobility scooter for transportation. These handy vehicles have a comfortable seat and can be used both indoors and outdoors. You can use them in supermarkets, shops and public buildings like museums. They travel at speeds of around 5 miles per hour and have a range of 15 to 20 miles on one charge. Many people have experienced how their lives have improved enormously thanks to an electric mobility aid.
The three-wheel scooters are more compact and manoeuvrable and only suitable for use on flat surfaces such as sidewalks. However, if you need mobility assistance on uneven ground, you can buy a four-wheeler, which is more robust and can easily travel over uneven and rocky ground. A quadricycle is also very helpful for heavy weight people who may get stuck at home because walking is too strenuous for them. The heavy electric mobility scooters can carry a weight of up to 500 lbs. and can prove to be a lifeline for many people.
For disabled people of all ages, the specially adapted disabled mobile means that they can leave their homes, find a job and contribute to all areas of society. Having your own transportation system is great for feeling independent and empowered.
One of the most exciting new developments in the scooter world is the new Piaggio three-wheeler, which makes vehicles like the two-wheel Cushman scooter look old-fashioned. When people find out about this revolutionary new moped replacement I reckon we will see a lot of old Vespa scooters for sale! The important benefit of having three wheels, two in front and one in back, is that it is safer and more stable on wet asphalt or rough terrain. All the scooter reviews are raving about the new Piaggio trike, and it’s both faster and safer. You can currently buy up to a 250cc model, but the more powerful 500cc model will be available from dealers soon.
I think we can all benefit from cheaper travel and lower exhaust emissions with these new types of personal vehicles. So if you don’t already have a scooter, maybe it’s time to give it some serious thought!