I am considering making my own mobility scooter

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    Shawn
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    Here is my thinking because I am now considering the two seater electric smart car on the scheme and I won’t be able to put shopping in it and my wheelchair I am thinking of modifying a kids electric scooter with a seat and post so that I can use it and it will take up very little space.

    The building of the scooter will not be a problem but I think the problem will lie where people perceive me as being able bodied riding a scooter around a shop and will take issue with this. So I am thinking I will have to make a harness to carry two crutches on my back so this problem goes away.

    I will also have to keep my speed down to 4 miles per hour and not the 20 miles per hour the scooter would be capable of coming from China.

    So has anyone else made their own scooter?

    East Yorkshire.
    Still looking for an EV I can get my wheelchair in or has not got a ridiculous AP!

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    Would seem I don’t have to make one I could just put a basket on this and I think it would work! With a basket I don’t think I would need the crutches ploy.

    East Yorkshire.
    Still looking for an EV I can get my wheelchair in or has not got a ridiculous AP!

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    ChrisK
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    I’ve seen the security guards and staff at a few supermarkets where I shop stop kids entering the store on that sort of scooter and even the ones with no motor come to that.

    Maybe if you welded two together that would be OK so its a four wheeler with a bench seat between the two. ?

    With speed I wished my pavement scooter had a bit more power as I’ve been in a few hilly areas where I have to get off the scooter, put her in Tortoises mode and walk the hole shooting match up the hill with me being dragged behind it. ?

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    Shawn
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    Seems you can buy very similar from mobility specialists but for well over a thousand pounds. Looking at putting two wheels on the front so it stands up and is then practically the same as a mobility one and I won’t need the basket. That will be sub £100 all in.?

    I’m getting an electric car??

    East Yorkshire.
    Still looking for an EV I can get my wheelchair in or has not got a ridiculous AP!

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    mzmps
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    Don’t forget the speed controllers, either limited to 4mph or 4mph for pavement, with 8mph speed limiter for when on roads.

    Plus the obligatory yellow funny number plate on the back, with saggy plastic cover flapping in the wind to keep rain off, even consider cow catcher to get rid of pedestrians who just won’t move. I remember being ploughed out of the way when being able to walk by someone on mobility scooter who had no patience to wait for the flow of traffic on footpath.

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    Oscarmax
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    Can you not get a luggage rack for the small Smart cars?


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

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    Baljit

    Have a look at this you tube video he has a smart car

     

    https://www.escootershop.de/en/b-e-b-mobilityscooter/travelscoot/?p=1

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    Just been on the site for that and it is 2,600 euros but just below it on the website is one similar to the one I have pictured and it is 1,000? the one I pictured is £62 with seat. Now I now it won’t be fit for many people its weight limit is only 70Kg but It will do me if I cross my left leg to the right side. Even in my wheelchair I have to sit crossed legged. I really appreciate that link thanks it goes to show I am not completely crazy. Just the prices are??

    East Yorkshire.
    Still looking for an EV I can get my wheelchair in or has not got a ridiculous AP!

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    Shawn
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    I bought the scooter I pictured for £62 to try it.

    NO it is not going to work!

    I am a stone over the weight limit, it can take my weight and go fast enough but the whole thing flexes. If I had seen it in the shops I would have known. When you hold the seat and handlebars you can move them in opposite directions with ease. Not just a weight limit thing my wife is a stone under the limit and it bent and dropped her on the floor in the hallway.

    Memories of me paying for her to take her CBT motorcycle test as a present and the subsequent knee injury that followed which was also my fault came flooding back?

    East Yorkshire.
    Still looking for an EV I can get my wheelchair in or has not got a ridiculous AP!

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