Enjoy more of life with a Mobility Scooter from Hoveround
The first motorized scooter – sometimes called a Power Operated Vehicle (POV) – was invented in America at the end of the 1960s and recognition of its benefits were immediate. Since that time, mobility scooters have delivered that little extra help to get Americans mobile when they've been challenged by distances or inclines.
Today, Hoveround offers a wide variety of modern scooters (lightweight travel-capable, 3- or 4-wheeled, all terrain, and bariatric) that accommodate a large spectrum of user needs beyond the scope of what conventional walkers, canes, or manual wheelchairs can provide.
Operation of a mobility scooter is accomplished with bicycle-like handlebars mounted on a tall post called a tiller. Steering via a tiller requires the rider's arms to remain outstretched, with the upper body fully erect, for the duration of the ride. This does require some upper body strength, arm reach, and range of motion, so keep that in mind when deciding if a scooter is right for you.
Use of your mobility scooter, even the smallest scooters, typically requires more room to maneuver than a power or manual wheelchair making them primarily designed for outdoor use. If you plan on using your scooter outdoors at any time, always obey your local ordinances, keep safety in mind at all times, and consult your city's department of transportation or government with any questions you may have.
All mobility scooters offered by Hoveround are listed with important features and specifications that should be considered and understood before purchasing – weight capacities, dimensions, portability, typical range, average speed, ground clearance, turn radius, and more. You may find our Power Scooter 101 resources helpful in making your decision on the best scooter for you. These articles also provide suggestions to keep you safer on your travels, tips for cleaning and maintaining your scooter, as well as some troubleshooting steps for your reference.
Once you have found your mobility scooter solution, take a few moments to browse our motorized scooter accessories to help keep your scooter clean and add storage options for drinks, groceries, magazines, computer tablets, and many other everyday items.