Pros and cons of wheelchairs and electric scooters
29th June 2021
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As you probably know the two most popular types of wheeled chairs are manual wheelchairs and electric scooters but which one is best for your needs?  Below is a comparison of the two types, including the pros and cons of each. You can also check out The Definitive Mobility Scooter Shopping Guide

Okay, so let’s sit down and look at the following comparison chart that outlines pros and cons for each type of chair.


Let's discuss this chart for a moment. As you can see, manual wheelchairs have some substantial advantages over electric scooters, but there are some disadvantages as well.  Plus although the  advantages for an electric scooter are fewer, for you, they may be more important points and therefore outweigh the greater number of advantages of a manual wheelchair.

For more information in an easy-to-read booklet, please see The Definitive Mobility Scooter Shopping Guide.

For more in depth information specifically for you so you make an informed decision, get in touch with the very friendly and helpful people at Classic Mobility in Hertford. Lauren, John and their staff are trained to assist people with physical challenges and can really help you with whatever your needs are to make your life easier.

Call: 01992 552224, visit: or email: Alternatively, pop into the Classic Mobility shop at 15 Church Street, Hertford, SG14 1EJ.

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