The difference between a wheelchair and an electric wheelchair is obvious, however, the difference between an electric wheelchair and an electric mobility scooter is not so straightforward. Large electric wheelchairs may be larger than small mobility scooters, so it is not a question of size. The real difference comes in ride quality, speed and range because mobility scooters are designed for longer distances such as trips into town to get groceries. Electric wheelchairs, however, are supposed to be used for shorter distances such as around the house and surrounding area. Also, wheelchairs tend to be used only by those who cannot walk or walk far without them, whereas electric mobility scooters can be used by people who can walk, but find it difficult and uncomfortable, often due to prolonged periods of inactivity or morbid obesity. For this reason, they are often seen at shopping centres, due to the users of those mobility scooters being able to get to the area, but prefer to browse their favourite shops sat down. Our electric mobility scooters come in a selection of range capabilities (based on weight and battery capacity), speeds between 4 and 8 miles per hour, colours, armrests, storage options and all are easy to drive, have a key ignition and have low running costs. Some of these models are portable, but if you are looking for a more portable alternative, check out our range of powerchairs, some of which fold to become even more portable than our folding electric mobility scooters, or our range of lightweight wheelchairs. We also offer a range of walking aids, such as Zimmer frames and walking sticks.