Can you increase the speed of a mobility scooter?

Is there a speed limit for mobility scooters?

Some scooters (Class 3 scooters) can go up to 8 mph, which is twice as fast as walking speed. … Any scooters that go any faster than this will have a speed limiter switch to ensure that they don’t go any faster than is allowed! Smaller mobility scooters go a little slower at 4 mph (walking speed).

How do I increase the range of my mobility scooter?

Tips to increase the range of your electric scooter

  1. Make sure you have no unnecessary electronics running. …
  2. Clean your scooter. …
  3. Reduce the weight the scooter has to carry. …
  4. Inflate the tires. …
  5. Never drain the battery completely. …
  6. Upgrade the battery. …
  7. Add an extra battery. …
  8. Rewind the motor (advanced)

Can I put a bigger motor in my mobility scooter?


If you increase the motor size it will draw more current, so you may also have to replace the controller (to handle the higher current) and replace the batteries with higher Ah ones (to get the same duration between charges). Check with your insurer if they would provide cover for a faster scooter.

Can you Derestrict an electric scooter?

Before you derestrict your electric scooter, you should know that this modification will void the warranty. Derestricting your scooter is a two-part process. The first part involves disabling the capacitor discharge ignition (CDI) unit. The CDI unit electronically restricts the engine from reaching full power.

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Can you upgrade mobility scooter batteries for greater range?

Can you upgrade mobility scooter batteries for greater range? YES. You can upgrade to Lead Crystal or Lithium mobility scooter batteries for greater range.

Can you use a mobility scooter if you are not disabled?

If you aren’t disabled, you can only drive a mobility scooter if you are demonstrating the vehicle before it’s sold, training a disabled user or taking the vehicle to or from maintenance or repair.

Can I get help with a mobility scooter?

You might be able to get a grant or help from a charity. Better Mobility has a list of charities that can help pay towards a scooter. The Motability Scheme can help if you want to hire or buy a mobility scooter. It allows some people to use their benefits to pay for one.