With some mobility scooters weighing as little as a small packed suitcase and other scooters weighing as much as a fully grown person, the variation in mobility scooter weight—and therefore, scooter portability—from model to model is extreme. Although your mobility scooter might be foldable, that feature will be far less useful if you and your loved ones struggle to lift the scooter in and out of cars or even simply from its stowed position in your home.
Luckily, there are many lightweight scooters on the market today, each of which has a different weight capacity, speed, cost, and wheel count. No matter which features you’re looking for in your mobility scooter, you’ll easily be able to find a light and portable option that suits your lifestyle and needs.
To highlight just how versatile these scooters can be, here’s a list of five of the most lightweight models that are available in our shop. Although this list is sorted from heaviest to lightest, even the heaviest option is still a light and portable mobility solution
1. Merits USA Yoga Foldable Electric Mobility Scooter
At 57 pounds, the Merits USA Yoga Foldable Electric Mobility Scooter has a thin aluminum frame that significantly reduces the weight of the scooter. Despite the low weight of the scooter itself, the weight capacity of this model is 250 pounds. The near-set two front wheels allow for a tight turning radius of 38 inches, which makes this scooter both indoor- and outdoor-friendly. This lightweight scooter is priced at $2,700, making it a mid-priced foldable option.
2. Enhance Mobility Transformer Folding Scooter
The Enhance Mobility Transformer Folding Scooter is the only foldable scooter in the United States that is fully electric. Slightly less heavy than the Merits model at 53 pounds, this scooter is also foldable but can be folded and unfolded with the touch of a button, either on the scooter itself or via remote control. Another notable feature of this model is its range of 14 miles on a single charge. As opposed to other lightweight models, the Enhance Mobility scooter has a wide, solid bottom for extra foot room. If you’re out for the day traveling with friends or family on your scooter, your hips might appreciate the option to switch leg positions throughout the day. This lightweight, electric scooter has a 300-pound weight capacity and costs $2,295.
3. Freerider Luggie Standard Foldable Travel Scooter
Slightly lighter than the Enhance Mobility Transforming Foldable Scooter, the Freerider Luggie Standard model weighs only 50 pounds. This model is an affordable, foldable scooter that will meet basic mobility needs for a variety of users. It can travel between 10 and 22 miles on a single charge. One feature that separates this model from others is the SuperCharger that comes with purchase, which will produce a fully charged battery in 90 minutes. For added convenience, this model folds in three different ways to simplify storage in your trunk, on an airplane, or even carried like a suitcase. With a 250-pound weight capacity and a price of $2,199, this lightweight scooter is an excellent option for travelers.
4. Glion SNAPnGO Foldable Lightweight Adult Tricycle
The Glion SnapnGO Foldable Lightweight Adult Tricycle has “lightweight” in its name, and for good reason: this model ranges in weight between 38 and 49 pounds. Not only is this scooter foldable, but the seat attachment is also removable, which is yet another portability feature. The base frame of the SNAPnGO scooter without the seat attachment is only 31 pounds and folds at the joint of the steering T-bar to provide easy transportation and storage. The weight capacity is 300 pounds and is priced at $1,319, making this model an ideal solution for a wide variety of users and budgets.
5. EV Rider Gypsy T4Q Mobility Scooter
Just narrowly beating the Glion SNAPnGO at 37 pounds, the EV Rider Gypsy T4Q Mobility Scooter is the lightest mobility scooter that you’ll be able to find during your search. Even though this model has four wheels, the reductions in weight come from a minimalistic scooter seat and a thin steering T-bar. Still, this model has a 250-pound weight capacity and is suitable for indoors, outdoors, and travel. As with the other models highlighted here, the EV Rider Gypsy scooter is also collapsible and will fit in most car trunks in its folded state. At $1,995, this model is also highly affordable.