8mph Mobility Scooters
8mph mobility scooters are perhaps the most versatile that you can own.
By being able to travel on the road fully legally, Class 3, 8mph mobility scooters can get to you to your destination faster, and in most cases, more directly saving both time and increasing the effective, real world range of your scooter.
The scooter must have lights both to the front and rear of the vehicle and reflectors are required as well.
A clear horn must be present and in full working order.
A fully functional braking system must be present. All of our scooter range feature both a manually operated brake and automatic braking which is engaged as soon as you release the throttle. This automatic braking system is moreover regenerative, charging your battery as it slows you.
Due to our focus on your safety even our Class 2 scooters feature lighting packages, horns and dual braking systems, despite their not being required by law and our Class 3 models meet or exceed legal requirements.
It must have at least one rear view mirror fitted. All of our 8mph scooters feature two rear view mirrors, and the Vitess2 and Toura2 can have the supplementary safety feature of our Q-cam installed which eradicates the rear-view blind spot entirely.
Direction indicators are required, front and rear, and they must have the ability to be used as hazard warning lights.
Your scooter should be registered with the DVLA and taxed, though the tax is zero rated, and is therefore free.
This type of scooter can, and must, be fitted with a means to limit the maximum speed of the vehicle to 4mph for use on pavements and other pedestrian areas. Failure to use this function by the operator when required could result in prosecution.
In addition to this limiter our scooters also give you the ability to further restrict, and fine tune, their top speed, in either mode, using a rotating control. This can be very handy, particularly when you are negotiating confined spaces.
You cannot drive on bus lanes, ‘cycle only’ lanes or motorways. Avoid using dual carriageways with a speed limit of over 50mph.
You must fit, and use, an amber flashing light for increased visibility if you use a class 3 invalid carriage on a dual carriageway.
In order to drive an 8mph mobility scooter the minimum legal age is 14 years old.
Due to their intended use, in general, 8mph mobility scooters will have larger and more powerful motors which are necessary for the increase of speed over Class 2, pavement only, 4mph scooters, they will also likely have increased battery capacity.
The greater power on offer from this one of our 8mph mobility scooters often leads us to recommend them to people who live in hillier areas.
This type of scooter will tend to have the ability to travel further. Our Plus and Vitess2 models offer up to 30 miles of travel while our top of the line Toura2 allows up to an impressive 55 mile range. making them all a viable alternative for the types of journey you would mostly use a car for.
With a tendency to be larger this type of scooter often offers a much greater weight carrying capacity so it will suit the larger among us.
Larger more powerful motors, bigger wheels and suspension allow the Class 3 scooter to tackle tougher terrain as well.
Combining this larger size with the enhancements that come with our Quintell™ Posture Control system and you have a scooter that offers luxurious travel few can hope to match.
Our Quintell™ technologies also ensure that, despite their larger size, our 8mph mobility scooters offer outstanding turning circles while maintaining stability in even the most challenging of situations.