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How Long Do Mobility Scooter Batteries Last?

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Having a mobility scooter can change your life — it opens a whole new world of possibilities that may have been highly inconvenient before its purchase.

New customers commonly ask: how long do mobility scooter batteries last? An excellent question considering how vital the device will become in the life of the driver.

There are two ways to answer that question. One addresses the average life expectancy of a mobility scooter battery over the course of its purchase. On the other hand, the answer depends upon the travel distance on the mobility scooter for traveling that the customer purchased.

This article will address both questions.

Mobility Scooters That Make Life Easier

If you are wondering in general, how long a disability scooter battery lasts, it depends on several different factors. The most pressing factor is how often the driver uses his or her mobility scooter.

non-spliable battery fig1If a driver uses a mobility scooter on a daily basis, it will probably last between one-and-a-half-years and two years.


However, if the driver does not use the scooter for the disabled on a daily basis and treats the battery well, it is known to last for up to 3 years.

Best practice habits include only using the quality disability scooter when the battery charge is above 25 percent. When the battery is below 25 percent, it is recommended that the driver stop using the product and charge the elderly scooter.

Recently, there has been news about the timing of charging a device, such as a smartphone, that customers occasionally perceive as a crossover to a mobility scooter. Each scooter and battery is different, some require 4 hours, some require up to 12 hours to reach a full charge. Some scooters run on 2 batteries, some run on 4. These are all factors that determine the amount of time it takes to charge your battery or batteries. We recommend that you never leave your batteries charging for more than 12 hours at a time to avoid over-charging.

Some of the products sold from Mobility Scooters Direct come with “smart chargers.” These smart chargers do not require to be disconnected upon reaching 100 percent because it automatically ceases to continue to charge, according to Andrew Fatalo, an owner of Mobility Scooters Direct and lead technician.

Merits Health Silverado Extreme Mobility ScooterHowever, for older models that are not equipped with smart chargers, we recommend disconnecting the device upon reaching maximum battery life.

Having a long-distance mobility scooter will prevent the frequency of diminished battery life.

The Merits Health Silverado Extreme Mobility Scooter, the EWheels EW-36 Mobility Scooter and the Zoome R418CS 4 Wheel Mobility Scooter are all recommended products.

The Silverado Extreme is a product with amazing performance. It has lead-acid non-spillable, large 12V 100AH batteries. The long-distance disability scooter can cover up to 55 miles per complete charge.

Included with that performance is a 24V 650-watt motor that propels the scooter for the disabled to a maximum speed of nearly 8 miles per hour. The strong combination of speed and distance makes this an excellent investment for customers that seek to travel often without having to worry about limitations.

Another fantastic performing mobility scooter is the EW-36. The 3 wheel mobility scooter has great performance.


Jason B. is a verified buyer of the EW-36. He awarded the EW-36 with a five-star mobility scooter review. He frequently uses the 3 wheel mobility scooter in his daily life.

“Runs great!!” Jason said.

We couldn’t have agreed more! The EW-36 does run great and is a popular model that has a loyal following based upon its ability to effectively travel from one place to another.

It has a sealed AGM lead acid deep cycle 12V 20AH battery, which enables the long-distance disability scooter to cover 45 miles per total charge. The charge has been known to last for a whole week for some users.

For other users, they may occasionally travel long distances in one day, such as when they use this mobility scooter for theme parks. They can cover all areas of multiple parks in Disney World without needing an additional charge.

When covering this vast distance on a single charge, the driver can reach a maximum speed of 18 mph, having a brushless 500-watt 2300 RPM motor.

The Zoome R418CS is the third product from Mobility Scooters Direct with an excellent battery that empowers the driver with an impressive performance from one place to another.

Zoome R418CS 4 Wheel Mobility Scooter

The disability scooter has four 12V 20AH batteries. It can cover 45 miles per complete charge.

The Zoome R418CS has a 700-watt brushless motor. It can travel at a maximum speed of 15 mph.

There are many more options to choose from at our nationwide mobility scooter store. Yet these quality mobility scooters that deliver sustained performance over a long duration are among the best.

Buy a Long Distance Mobility Scooter

The duration of a mobility scooter battery depends upon the frequency of usage and the specific product that was purchased.

For the former, a mobility scooter that is used daily will most likely last between a year-and-a-half and two years. If the mobility scooter for traveling is used less frequently, the products have been known to last for up to three years.

For the latter, there are products from our nationwide disability scooter store that have batteries with the longest travel range. For instance, the Silverado Extreme can travel up to 55 miles without needing an additional charge.

To learn more about the battery life of our products or for additional recommendations, we advise reaching out to a skilled technician from Mobility Scooters Direct.

The hours of operation for the “Save More. Buy Direct.” company varies by weekdays and weekends.

On weekdays, we are open from 8 in the morning to 6 in the evening; while on weekends, Mobility Scooters Direct is open from 10 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon.

“If you’re on the market for a new handicap scooter, you’ve found the right place,” our website provides. “Our company staffs only the most professional and caring sales and customer service staff to ensure your experience before and after making your purchase is a pleasant one.”


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