More people than ever in the USA are currently experiencing difficulty walking and climbing stairs. Folks of all ages are having to rely on mobility scooters for daily use. The harsh reality for them is that it's difficult to get from one place to another and to do many things most people take for granted,
To assist people in need there are a wide variety of foldable mobility scooter that are airline approved and compact for general travel. EV Rider is an industry leader for compact lightweight travel mobility scooters for people with mobility issues. Below is a complete review of the their Transport M automatic folding mobility scooter.
EV Rider Transport Move at a Glance
- Cost: The EV Rider Transport Move retails for $1,895.00 (we offer financing through Affirm). This model is a below average price for a top tier portable compact scooter. It is one of EV Rider's top options at a great price point.
- Comfort: The EV Rider Transport Move mobility scooter’s seat is a standard mobility scooter seat. The seat isn't overly plush and we find it to be on par with other scooters in the lightweight mobility scooter class. For extended use we do recommend adding a seat cushion for your comfort.
- Usability: This scooter's usability is similar to its competition in aspects like turning radius, top speed, and weight capacity. Since it manually folds and only weighs 42 lbs. total it is one of the most transportable device on the market. It will fit in the trunk of most vehicles making ideal for people with any active lifestyle.
What we like:
- The manual folding features makes it easy to use.
- The 31" turning radius provides perfect maneuverability.
- The Move is airline approved and ready for your next trip.
- Features a low ground clearance of 1.4".
- The 10 mile range isn't great for full day excursions.
EV Rider Transport M Lightweight Manual Folding 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 customer service is supported by staff with over 30 years of experience in the design, development, sales and technical support electric mobility scooters. They are an industry leader in compact lightweight travel mobility scooters offering extreme quality and service.
EV Rider Transport Move: A Closer Look
The EV Rider Transport Move mobility scooter is a lightweight compact portable scooter option that manually folds with the push of the red button on ride side of the scooter.. It weighs only 42 lbs. total making it perfect for transport and your active lifestyle.
Compact scooters don’t usually have a reputation for comfort, and the EV Rider Transport Move is no different. The stadium seat offers visibly less cushion than bigger mobility scooters. The seat height unfortunately isn't adjustable or swivel which means you cannot customize this feature. This scooter isn't necessarily designed for all day excursions due to these factors.
The EV Rider Transport Move mobility scooter utilizes a self-locking mechanism so when it's unfolded your safety is ensured. The LED headlight will make you more visible during use and will light your way during the evening and nighttime hours. The Move features a dual front wheel identical to the AF Plus, but this feature can also make the scooter a tad less stable compared to the full axle front wheel of the 4AF.
To get the most of out your lithium battery it does need to be used and charged semi-frequently. This means every couple of weeks minimum. If lithium batteries sit for a prolonged period you may see a decrease in performance over time. Other routine maintenance EV Rider recommends is a gentle cleaning and checking for wear and tear as outlined in the user manual. Be sure to always store your unit indoors and away from inclement weather to prevent possible damages and voiding of the warranty.
The EV Rider Transport Move includes a 11.5 Ah lithium battery that is airline and cruise ship approved making it ideal for travel. The manual folding and unfolding process is started by tapping the red button on the right hand side of the scooter. The tiller display straight to the point and is complete with an oversized speed knob for your convenience. Both users and caregivers will love that this scooter weighs only 42 lbs. total making it manageable for most people or pairs.
The EV Rider Transport Move has a top speed of 4 mph and can climb a max gradient of up to 6 degrees. The turning radius of 31" is far above industry standard for a compact scooter making it one of the most maneuverable on the market. The 10-mile drive range on the standard 11.5 Ah battery is also impressive, but it is recommended to bring your charger with you for full day trips in case you need a re-charge.
Warranties and Service
The factory warranty of the Move is on par with industry standard. There is a three year warranty on the frame, six months on the battery and one year on all electronics. EV Rider devices do not come with a one year in home service agreement. This means for one year all warrantied parts would be covered but not the labor costs.
The EV Rider Transport Move compact mobility scooter is perfect for airline and cruise travel. It holds its own against the competition in every area discussed above. It is airline approved, manually folds, and its 31" turning radius put it in a class of its own. The 11.5 Ah lithium battery is airline approved so there is no need to purchase a special travel battery like other brands.
To make it easier for you to compare to other brands and models, below are some of the most important Move specifications:
Product weight: 42 lbs.
Weight capacity: 250 lbs.
Folded Dimensions: 28.7" L x 16.5" W x 16.5" H
Ground clearance: 1.4"
Tires: 7" front tires and 8" rear tires
Top speed: 3.8 mph
Drive range on a full charge: 10 miles
Turning radius: 31"
EV Rider Transport M Tiller
Speak to a Mobility Expert
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