When you are looking into a new mobility scooter, you should consider scooters with the best driving range. Scooters with a good driving range can help you do more in one trip, or even go a day or two without charging. This can bring you a sense of independence and freedom. Now, let’s jump right into our list of the top 5 mobility scooters with the best driving range, and stay tuned until the end to learn how to get the most driving range out of your scooter.
5. Pride Baja Wrangler 2
46 km Drive Range
The new and improved Pride Baja Wrangler can drive up to 46 km in one go. This is particularly impressive for this scooter, as it is large and heavy. There is no other mobility scooter on the market.
This fan-favourite scooter also ranks in first place on our list of the best outdoor drivers due to its dual motors, impressive suspension, and comfort features. The Pride Baja Wrangler has a 17.7km/h top speed and 350-pound weight capacity.
4. Shoprider Landcruiser
48 km Drive Range
The Shoprider Landcruiser proclaims that this scooter is for those individuals who want to travel a little further, in style. The Landcruiser is one of our most popular full-sized scooters, loaded with features to make your long drives enjoyable.
This scooter is equipt with an impressive 12-degree or 20% safe climb limit. The Landcruiser has a top speed of 13.5km/h and a 500-pound weight capacity. This is the highest weight capacity on this list of long-range mobility scooters.
3. Pride Raptor
49.9 km Drive Range
In addition to its long range, the Pride Raptor is the fastest mobility scooter that we offer. With a top speed is 22.4km/h. It’s also the only 3-wheel scooter on our list. 3-wheel scooters offer a tighter turning radius, but less stability overall.
The Pride Raptor has a large under-seat storage compartment, an LCD console, and a regenerative hand brake system. It also has a very sleek look. In fact, the colour panels at the front can be switched out between black, red, blue, yellow, green, purple, and orange. It has a 400-pound weight capacity.
2. Fortress S700
55 km Drive Range
The Fortress S700 is one of our best-selling scooters. It offers a ton of luxury features for a very reasonable price. Features include a high-back seat, adjustable tiller, 4-wheel suspension, adjustable seat height and recline, and more.
The Fortress S700 also has a sleek and solid design for enhanced stability while on the go. It also comes with a large front basket for no additional cost. It has a top speed of 15 km/h and a 350-pound weight capacity.
1. Drive Cobra GT4
57 km Drive Range
In first place, we have the Drive Cobra GT4. This stunning scooter has an impressive drive range, paired with a 16km/h top speed and 450-pound weight capacity.
As you can see, this scooter is visually striking. With its large air tires, large size, and modern design, you will turn heads with this long-range mobility scooter. Ergonomic delta controls, a 22” wide captain’s seat, and an adjustable tiller all provide a comfortable ride.
How to Get the Furthest Range Out Of Your Mobility Scooter
If you are looking to get the most out of your scooter’s drive range, there are three things that you should keep in mind. Battery usage and storage, weight capacity, and driving habits can all contribute to how far your scooter can go on a single charge.
Battery Usage and Storage
If you want to get the most out of your battery, how you use it, charge it, and store them is critical. By taking care of your scooter’s battery, you can prolong its life, and get the most out of every charge. Battery storage and use in the winter is the most critical, as you want to keep them out of temperatures below 0 and give them a charge every so often if you are not using your scooter. In addition, you don’t want to keep your batteries plugged in and charging for longer than they need to be as this can damage the batteries.
If you are close to the weight capacity of your scooter, you may notice that it cannot drive as long as it says it will. This is because the more weight the scooter has to carry, the less range it will have. This also goes for if you are filling up your scooter’s basket, hanging shopping bags off of it, or adding on any additional weight. As an example, the Pride Raptor that we talked about earlier has a driving range of 49.9 km with users 220 pounds or less. On the other hand, it has a driving range of 30.5 km with users up to 400 pounds. This is important to keep in mind if you are planning to take your scooter for a long drive.
When scooters are having their drive range tested, they drive them on flat surfaces with no slope. This is because it will give them the longest distance possible. So, if when you are driving your scooter you are driving it up hills, over bumpy terrain, and other surfaces that may not be ideal, it will not last as long. In addition, stopping and starting back up a lot may affect how far your scooter can go on that charge.
This concludes our list of the top 5 scooters with the best driving range, as well as tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your scooter. Scooters with the best driving range tend to be large and fully loaded with features, making your long trips even more comfortable. If you have any questions about any of the mobility scooters mentioned on this list, do not hesitate to contact us.