How can we help you? What is the difference between a scooter and a power wheelchair and how do I know which is right for me? 2 out of 3 found this helpful Mobility Scooters are designed primarily for outdoor use and have handle bars and a tiller for steering. Power chairs are designed for both indoor and outdoor use and are steered with one hand using a joystick. Power chairs are very maneuverable and easy to use inside the home. For more information on the differences between power chair and power scooters Was this helpful? Yes (2) No (0) Category: General Related Questions Are Hoveround power chairs built in the USA How do I know when my parent or grandparent needs a Hoveround power wheelchair or mobility scooter? Is Hoveround a local or national company? I have a Scooter Store mobility scooter, can you help me upgrade to a Hoveround?