Used Mobility Scooters or New Mobility Scooters
Second Hand Mobility Scooter ¿Good Option?
For starters, you should always be aware that mobility impaired vehicles are products with a number of very personal configurations.
That's right, there are a number of elements of electric mobility scooters that when you go to buy new, are made specifically for their driver.
To give you an idea, just one of our flagship scooters, the MOTO800, has several configurations available. Some of them are the rear camera, the hood (very useful in coastal or rainy areas), or even the battery capacity, which brings us to the next point.
Batteries for a second hand mobility vehicles
One of the most important parts of a vehicle, if not the most important, is its battery. It can account for up to 40% of the vehicle's cost. In the case of electric mobility scooters for elderly, they can even exceed that percentage.
And why we tell you this, very simply. Absolutely all batteries have a lifespan, which is directly linked to the use and care that has been given to them.
Durability of an electric scooter battery
While lead batteries have an estimated life of about 6 months to 1 year. Lithium batteries exceed this figure, with an estimated lifetime of 3-4 years.
And in addition to durability, size matters too. This is because you may be thinking of buying a folding mobility scooter. And while the second-hand market doesn't cover the range you need.
In all our products, including our LIGHTEST, specialist electric mobility scooter for the city, you can configure up to 3 battery sizes that will give you great autonomy.
Maintenance of the lithium batteries in an electric mobility scooter
Although as we said before, depending on the care and use of them, they will be in better or worse condition, so they will last longer or shorter.
A second hand lithium battery, for example, can have a much reduced lifespan if it has been discharged many times below 20%. Or if it has not been fully charged.
Do you need a licence to drive an electric scooter with reduced mobility?
It is also true, that it is very difficult to determine the time of a battery, as electric mobility vehicles, are free of licenses or documentation. So without these official documents, we would have to rely on the seller's word.
And as we mentioned earlier, changing the battery in your electric scooter can be very expensive.
Guarantee of a second hand electric mobility scooter
Finally, the warranty offered by an official shop will always be of a much higher quality than that offered by a second-hand shop.
This is because the official shop can usually manage the warranty quickly and efficiently, so that your unexpected problems are resolved as quickly as possible.
Buying a used electric mobility scooter
For all these reasons, as experts in electric mobility, we recommend you to always opt for a new product, which although it will cost you a little more, will undoubtedly suit all your needs.
Furthermore, if you find a brand such as Fotona Mobility, which, in addition to being on the market for years, manufactures its own lithium batteries in Europe, then the extra cost will be more than justified.
Finally, we remind you that you can contact us and ask your questions without any obligation.