Whether light-duty or heavy-duty electric mobility scooters are needed, adding accessories helps customize any scooter and enhance the independence of the scooter owner. Careful selection of these accessories can help support the needs of most any lifestyle and can enable consumers to make the most of their assisted mobility systems.
For those who use their scooters most for day-to-day errands such as shopping, adding storage is a smart move. Scooter bags and pouches come in a variety of styles and designs, created with the needs of the scooter user in mind. There are over-tiller bags, armrest bags with easy side-access openings, Saddleback bags, and even pouches that attach to the right- or left-steering handles. For more rigid storage, a basket made of polycarbonate mesh can be attached to the front of the tiller or at the rear of the seat.
Another helpful accessory for the scooter user is a scooter canopy, especially when the scooters are used in climates with extreme temperatures, lots of sun, or lots of rain. They partially enclose the user, while allowing excellent visibility, and they don’t impede getting on or off the vehicle.
For keeping the scooter dry and clean, consider a scooter cover. Some feature hook-and-loop closures or snaps to secure the cover even in high winds. Having a cover handy means the scooter can be used even in poor weather or stored outside on a porch or covered patio.
A bigger or spare battery helps extend the range of an electric mobility scooter, and while one of the more expensive accessories, it is also one of the most practical for those whose errands are lengthy in terms of time or distance.
There are mobility scooter accessories for every need. Walker, cane and crutch holders attach to the back and allow scooter owners to navigate paths and aisles while off-scooter. Cup holders that attach to handles, tillers, and armrests and are handy not only for holding water bottles or cups of coffee, but also serve as receptacles for change or sunglasses. Glove boxes fit under the scooter seat and keep valuables handy, but out of sight.
Whether it’s as small as a cupholder, or as elaborate as an all-weather canopy, accessories can help the user get the most enjoyment and ease-of-use out of their scooters.