Image: Lithilite sold out soon after launch thanks to appeal of lithium battery
Motion Healthcare is launching a new automatic folding scooter and a lithium battery and charger tester at Trade Days this weekend after finding dealers still face hurdles with relatively new lithium technology.
Building on the Lithilite scooter, which sold out soon after launching this year, the new eDrive is an automatic folding scooter designed with certain benefits over the other similar models on the market.
As well as its 21 stone weight limit and free heavy duty travel case, the eDrive has a unique quick release battery located at the rear of the scooter meaning off board charging is easy and standard.
Head of business, Tim Mills, said: “With its 26 mile range and 5kg lithium battery pack it proved to be even more popular than we imagined it would be.”
Following a strategy that aims to support dealers and back up sales, Motion has been looking at lithium technology and how to help retailers overcome challenges.
Mills said: “We found that a lot of customers love the fact our products have lithium batteries as it makes them so easy to sell, but with it still being a reasonably new technology in the industry there are still a few hurdles for them to overcome.
“We want to not only be a trusted supplier of high quality, profitable products but to be able to help provide solutions to these problems for our customers.”
The firm is launching a new lithium battery and charger tester to help maximise efficiency and reduce the amount of untestable batteries currently being replaced.
It is also launching a lithium battery disposal scheme to help dealers safely dispose of any end-of-life lithium batteries they may have without having to set up agreements themselves.
Motion has also introduced new stock of the Lithilite, which sold out following its launch earlier in the year.