Responding to an increasing customer requirement for folding four-wheel mobility scooters, Drive DeVilbiss has unveiled the latest outcome of its R&D process.
Its new compact auto-folding scooter is designed as a lightweight, sturdy and practical scooter with a stable four-wheel base.
Providing a 13 mile range on a full battery charge with a top speed of 4mph, the new auto-folding scooter offers a quick and easy transport solution for a wide range of journeys, from simple car and bus trips through to holiday flights and cruises.
The lightweight scooter weighs in at 27.5kg, with a safe maximum user weight of 125kg (19.7st).
The folding mechanism can be activated either remotely or via a button on the tiller, with the entire folding process taking just 12 seconds.
The model does not require splitting into sections to transport and store. Its compact design means it fits easily into small car boot spaces, with an ergonomic lift and carry handle making the process simple and comfortable, requiring no ramps or hoists.
It also incorporates a digital LCD display usually seen on more expensive models, with a speedometer, battery gauge, odometer and driving time indication.
The unit is powered by a lightweight and airline friendly lithium battery, with an easy access charging point and on board charging facility.
Safety features include an automatic electromagnetic brake system, rear anti-tip wheels and an anti-roll back system safety device which prevents the scooter from rolling backwards on gradients and solid rubber puncture-proof tyres.
The seat and backrest are generously padded for added comfort, and the tiller is height adjustable to match individual user requirements.
Head of product management for Drive, Alan Sullivan, underlined the philosophy behind the company’s operational ethos.
“We are committed to supplying high quality products meeting real and identified market needs,” he said.
“Listening carefully to our retail customers means we can do our utmost to match their requirements and ultimately that of their customers, the users of the products.”