An increasing amount of people worldwide are having difficulty walking or climbing stairs. Many of them are now relying on mobility scooters and power wheelchairs to get around. The reality is that for them it's difficult to get from one place to another and to do things like see family and friends.
Luckily there are a huge variety of portable mobility scooter that are airline and cruise ship approved. EV Rider is an industry leader is creating folding mobility scooter options. Below is an extensive review of the EV Rider Teqno automatic folding mobility scooter.
EV Rider Teqno at a Glance
- Cost: The EV Rider Teqno retails for $2,850.00 (we offer financing through Affirm). This model is an above average price for a top tier portable folding mobility scooter. It is one of EV Rider's more popular compact travel scooters since you can add armrests.
- Comfort: The EV Rider Teqno mobility scooter’s seat is a standard mobility scooter seat. It is not overly plush, but it is your average portable scooters seat. For all day use we do recommend buying a seat cushion to increase your comfort.
- Usability: This scooter's features are similar to the competition when it comes to speed, turning radius and weight capacity. Since it automatically folds and only weighs 65 lbs. without the battery it above average in weight for its class.
What we like:
- The automatic folding functionality makes it easy to use.
- The Teqno is airline approved and ready for your next trip.
- The ground clearance of 2.5" is above average for its class.
- The revolutionary laser light technology will guide you as you drive.
- The 55" turning radius is higher than other portable scooters.
- It's 9 mile range may not be best for full day use.
EV Rider Teqno Automatic Folding Mobility Scooter
About EV Rider
EV Rider is based in Fort Myers Florida and has been in business since 2005. EV Rider’s extreme commitment to quality and technical service is supported by staff members with over 30 years of experience in the design and development. Their technical support of battery-operated vehicles is top-tier and they are eager to assist. They are an industry leader in compact travel mobility scooters while not skimping on quality and service.
EV Rider Teqno: A Closer Look
The EV Rider Teqno portable mobility scooter automatically fold for your convenience. It weighs weighs 65 lbs. without the battery making it a candidate for transport and may assist in your active lifestyle.
Compact scooters tend not be the most comfortable mobility scooters on the market and the EV Rider Teqno is no exception. Its stadium seat offers less cushion than most bigger heavier duty mobility scooter options. The seat height does not adjust nor swivel. However, the floor space provides decent legroom for your comfort during your cruise.
The EV Rider Teqno folding mobility scooter locks into placed after the unit is unfolded to ensure the driver’s safety during use. The front and rear LED lights will make you more visible during use and will assist in will lighting your way during the evening and nighttime hours. The Teqno features a wide-wheel base and armrests making it more stable and safe than another automatic folding model from EV Rider called the AF Plus.
The lithium battery needs to be used and charged semi-frequently. By this we mean every few weeks as a general rule of thumb. If lithium batteries sit for long periods of times you may see a decrease in overall performance. Other routine maintenance EV Rider recommends is gentle cleaning of the device and to check specific areas for wear as outlined by the user manual. Be sure to always store your unit indoors and away from weather to prevent damages and voiding the warranty.
The EV Rider Teqno includes a 11.5 Ah lithium battery that is airline approved making it perfect for your next trip. This automatic folding scooter has a button on the tiller that will control the folding and unfolding function. Note that the key fob must be near the scooter to perform this action. The tiller display is straight to the point making it super easy to use.
The EV Rider Teqno has a higher maximum speed of 6 mph which is above average. It is capable of a maximum gradient it can climb of 3 degrees. The 9-mile drive range on the standard 11.5 Ah battery is average, but it is recommended to bring your charger with you for full day excursion.
Warranties and Service
The factory warranty of the Teqno is on par with industry standards. There is a three-wheel warranty on the frame, six months on the battery and one year on all electronics. EV Rider devices do not include a one year in home service agreement. This means for one year any parts needed would be covered under warranty but not the actual labor to complete the repairs
EV Rider Teqno Automatic Folding Mobility Scooter Folded
The EV Rider Teqno portable mobility scooter is a great option for someone looking for a more stable portable mobility scooter. It holds its own against the competition in several areas for a compact travel mobility scooter. The armrests, automatically fold function, and its laser technology put it in a league of its own. The 11.5 Ah lithium battery is airline approved so there is no need to purchase a special travel battery.
To make it easier for you to compare to other brands and models, below are some of the most important Teqno specifications:
Product weight (w/o battery): 65 lbs.
Weight capacity: 250 lbs.
Folded Dimensions: 32" L x 24" W x 20" H
Ground clearance: 2.5"
Top speed: 6 mph
Drive range on a full charge: 9 miles
Turning radius: 55"
Speak to a Mobility Expert
If you are interested in related articles our mobility experts have compiled a great list of mobility scooters that are airline approved, a complete guide to folding mobility scooters for 2024, best lift chairs for seniors, and the top 10 Mobility Scooters with the Highest Ground Clearance and Suspension. Not to mention our experts have reviewed some of the industries best scooters such as the Buzzaround CarryOn, EV Rider AF Plus, and the Transformer 2.
Our team of mobility experts here at Suncoast Mobility are available by email at email@example.com or by phone at 727-537-6275. We look forward to assisting you in your journey to regain your mobility. Call or email us today to take advantage of your special discount.