A large number of people in the United States have difficulty walking or climbing stairs. More and more people of all ages are having to rely on mobility scooters to get around. The harsh reality for them is that it's difficult to get from one place to another and to do things like board a plane to see family.
Luckily there are a variety of foldable mobility scooter that are airline approved. EV Rider has designed a near perfect compact travel mobility scooter. Below is an extensive review of the their Transport 4AF automatic folding mobility scooter.
EV Rider Transport 4AF at a Glance
- Cost: The EV Rider Transport 4AF retails for $2,250.00 (we offer financing through Affirm). This model is an average price for a top tier portable scooter. It is one of EV Rider's most popular compact travel scooters right now.
- Comfort: The EV Rider 4AF mobility scooter’s seat is your standard mobility scooter seat. It is not overly plush and we find it to be on par with your average portable scooters on the market. For extended use we do recommend a seat cushion.
- Usability: This scooter's usability is similar to its competition in aspects like speed, turning radius and weight capacity. Since it automatically folds and only weighs 51 lbs total it is ultra transportable.
What we like:
- The automatic folding features makes it easy to use.
- The 39.4" turning radius means great maneuverability.
- The 4AF is airline approved and ready for your next trip.
- Has a lower ground clearance of 1.4".
- It's 10 mile range may not be best for full day excursions.
EV Rider Transport 4AF Automatic Folding Mobility Scooter
About EV Rider
EV Rider is located in Fort Myers Florida and has been in business since 2005. EV Rider’s commitment to quality and outstanding customer service is supported by staff with over 30 years of experience in the design, development, sales and technical support of battery-operated vehicles. They are an industry leader in compact travel mobility scooter offering extreme quality and customer service.
EV Rider Transport 4AF: A Closer Look
The EV Rider Transport 4AF mobility scooter is an ultra lightweight portable scooter option that automatically folds. It weighs only 51 lbs total making it easy to transport and accommodate your active lifestyle.
Compact scooters don’t have a reputation for comfort, and the EV Rider Transport 4AF mobility scooter is no exception. Its relatively straightforward stadium seat offers visibly less cushion than most bigger scooter options. The seat height isn't adjustable nor does it swivel. However, the generous floor space provides ample legroom for your comfort during use. The seat is also generously padded making your trips to the store that much more comfortable.
The EV Rider Transport 4AF mobility scooter uses a self-locking mechanism after the unit is unfolded to ensure the driver’s safety during use. The dual LED headlights will not only make you more visible during use, but it will light your way during the evening hours. The 4AF features a wide-wheel base making it more stable than its previous version on the AF Plus.
The lithium battery does need to be used and charged semi-frequently. If lithium batteries sit for very long you may see a decrease in performance. Other routine maintenance EV Rider recommends is gentle cleaning and checking specific areas for wear that is outlined the user manual. Be sure to store your unit indoors and away from weather to prevent possible damages.
The EV Rider Transport 4AF includes a 11.5 Ah lithium battery that is airline approved and perfect for travel. This automatic folding scooter will also come with a remote key fob that controls the folding and unfolding functionality. To make it even easier to use the display straight to the point and is complete with an oversized speed knob which work wonderfully. Both users and caregivers will love that this scooter weighs only 51 lbs. total making it manageable for most people.
The EV Rider Transport 4AF doesn't make any strides in terms of speed (4 mph) and a maximum gradient it can climb of 6 degrees. Despite the previous specs it boasts an impressive turning radius of 39.4" which is far above industry standard for a compact scooter. The 10-mile drive range on a standard 11.5 Ah battery is also impressive, but it is recommended to bring your charger with you for full day trips.
Warranties and Service
The factory warranty of the 4AF is on par with industry standard. There is a three-wheel warranty on the frame, six months on the battery and one year on all electronics. Unfortunately EV Rider devices do not come with a one year in home service agreement. This means for one year parts would be covered under warranty but not the actual labor.
EV Rider Transport 4AF Automatic Folding Mobility Scooter Folded
The EV Rider Transport 4AF compact mobility scooter is almost perfect and that is why it is featured on our Best Compact Mobility Scooters for Travel 2023 list. It holds its own against the competition in several areas for a compact travel mobility scooter. It is travel-friendly, automatically folds, and its 39.4" turning radius 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 Transport 4AF specifications:
Product weight: 51 lbs.
Weight capacity: 250 lbs.
Folded Dimensions: 30" L x 18.3" W x 17.7" H
Ground clearance: 1.4"
Tires: 7" front tires and 8" rear tires
Top speed: 4 mph
Drive range on a full charge: 10 miles
Turning radius: 39.4"
EV Rider Transport 4AF Automatic Folding Mobility Scooter
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, Best Off-Road Mobility Scooters Of 2023, and the best lift chairs for seniors. Not to mentions 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. Please call or email at anytime. We cannot wait to assist you in selecting your new off-road rough terrain capable mobility scooter to continue your adventurous lifestyle. Call or email us today to take advantage of your special discount.