Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic independent disability reviewer Ian Cook has been unable to conduct new scooter and powered wheelchair reviews. Here we look at some of his previous reviews on popular Class 2 and Class 3 scooters which are all currently available on the Motability Scheme.
Invacare Comet Pro
Whether you’re going to the shops or taking a more challenging outdoor ride, the Invacare Comet 4 Wheel mobility scooter provides a safe, fast and enjoyable ride. It’s secure, reliable and also fun.
Its rugged outdoor capability is combined with a very attractive look as well as a unique electronic speed reduction system which automatically decreases speed when going around corners. Large wheels and fully adjustable suspension help the ride too.
The Invacare Comet Pro is 145 cm long and 65 cm wide and the tyres can be either air-filled or solid. It weighs 136 kg and can carry a maximum user weight of 160 kg. Power is delivered by 2 75 aH batteries with an impressive maximum range per charge of 34 miles.
Electric Mobility Rascal Vecta Sport
The Vecta Sport from Electric Mobility is an ultra-modern, compact and powerful Class 3 scooter. With an attractive design and a host of new features, the Vecta Sport not only looks great but performs even better. In terms of the ride, it’s worth mentioning the generous legroom and super comfy seat.
With two 50 Ah batteries, you can travel in confidence and style for an impressive 30 miles. There is an adjustable sculpted sliding seat with added lumbar support, combined with full suspension to make you feel secure whatever the terrain. The Vecta Sport weighs 113 kg, is 132 cm long and 60 cm wide and holds a maximum user weight of 160 kg. It lives up to its sporty name!
TGA Midi Breeze 4
What I think is most impressive about The TGA Midi Breeze 4 is that it brings a host of high-quality features while being incredibly comfortable—perfect for all-day use.
Its top features are the delta handlebars which have speed control levers on both sides and are designed to give forward and reverse control using just your thumbs or fingertips, which is a great innovation for those with limited hand function. Other features worth mentioning are a handy high/low switch allowing the Breeze to be operated safely at 4 mph on the pavement or 8 mph on the road.
The Midi Breeze 4 is 133 cm long and 67.5 cm wide with the option of air-filled or solid tyres. It weighs in at 120 kg with a maximum user weight of 130 kg. The range is 20 miles and power comes from a 50 aH battery. It really contains everything you need for the very best in mobility scooter travel, all packed up in a compact and manoeuvrable scooter.
One Rehab Globe Trotter
The Globe Trotter is a 4 mph folding Class 2 scooter, designed and manufactured for the busy traveller. It folds down to a compact size for a simple storage solution. It can be easily folded and unfolded by a remote control key fob in just 10 seconds, providing a quick and easy transport solution for users on the go.
One thing I particularly liked was the high ground clearance, which provides stability as well as comfort. Better still, the Globe Trotter is also extremely lightweight at only 29 kg making it ideal for bus trips, flights and cruises. The maximum user weight is 115 kg. The Globe Trotter is 100 cm long, 89 cm high and 54 cm wide and has a maximum range of 10 miles. All in all a nice little run-around, and if I ever go globe-trotting, I’ll take one with me.
Many thanks to Ideas in Action, a Motability Scheme dealership in Stechford, Birmingham, for helping us to bring these reviews to you.
About the Motability Scheme
The Motability Scheme enables you to exchange all or part of your mobility allowance for a mobility scooter, powered wheelchair, car or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. You can find out more about joining the Scheme here and you can use our search tool to browse the Scheme’s full range of scooters and powered wheelchairs.