Folding mobility scooters are the ultimate in technology, practicality, and convenience whether you’re traveling or getting out and about in your neighborhood.
On this page, you’ll find the top fold-up mobility scooters including manual and auto-folding options in all price ranges.
You’ll also discover what to look for when buying, from weight to safety features to top speed and warranty.
Buckle up and let’s get into it…
Fold Away Mobility Scooters Compared
|Relync R1||Freedom Comfort||Freedom Classic||Atto||Dash||Mojo||Compact 4|
|Total weight (incl. battery)||75lbs /34kg||55.1lbs/25kg||65lbs /29.5k||66lbs/
|57.3lbs/ 26kg||48.5lbs /21.9kg|
|Max weight supported||265lbs/
|275lbs/125kg||220lbs/100kg||300lbs/ 136kg||286 lbs/
|No. of wheels||3||4||3||3||4||4||4|
|Battery Life Per Charge||9.3mi/15km||9.3mi/15km||9.3mi/15km||18.6mi/30km||15.5mi/
|Warranty||1 year||1 year||1 year||Varies||1 year||Varies||Varies|
Each of the folding mobility scooters for sale on our site offers a range of features designed to meet your needs, preferences, and budget.
To help you better determine which option is right for you, we have gone into further detail below.
Automatic Folding Scooters
If you’re after a truly supportive mobility solution, opting for a lightweight automatic folding mobility scooter is ideal.
There is no need to wrangle with these scooters to pack them down or set them up. You simply press a button on a remote or the console and this is done for you.
With an auto-fold option, you need never wait for a carer, friend, or family member to set your scooter up or pack it away.
This makes them the ideal foldable scooters for elderly users or those with significant mobility challenges.
Freedom Comfort Auto Folding Mobility Scooter
Size: Folded 49 x 45 x 69 cm (19 x 17 x 27 in) Unfolded 101 x 50 x 93 cm (39 x 19 x 36 in)
- Advanced technology allows for easy auto fold via keychain remote
- Folds and unfolds in a matter of seconds
- Charging time of between 6 to 8 hours
- Made of high-strength magnesium alloy
- This small folding scooter is available in four outstanding colors to suit your style
- Large padded seat and armrests for optional comfort
- Compact design for easy travel and storage
- One of the lightest disability scooters available with an auto-fold option
- Airline-approved lithium batteries
If you’re after a lightweight foldable mobility scooter that offers the added benefit of an automatic fold, then this option from Freedom is ideal.
Airline-approved and able to easily fit in the trunk/boot of your car, this scooter has a top speed of 3.72mph (6kph) and can keep you traveling for upwards of 9.3mi (15km) on a single charge.
Enjoy the benefits of an easily portable folding scooter that is ready to use at the touch of a button thanks to the included keychain remote.
In just seconds you can fold or unfold this scooter and be on your way.
Mojo Lightweight Foldable Electric Mobility Scooter
Size: Folded 51 x 49.7 x 69 cm (20 x 19.5 x 27 in) Unfolded 101 x 49.7 x 93.5 cm (39.7 x 19.5 x 36.8 in)
Weight: 57.3lbs/ 26kg
- This small foldable scooter auto folds via included remote or console switch
- Can be split into two sections for easy storage and transport
- Telescopic and angle adjustable handlebar
- Inflatable air cushion seat
- Front headlights
- Flip-up, height-adjustable armrests
- Speed control dial
- Travel basket on the front
- Multi-info LED control screen
- Shock-reduction tires
This foldable motorized scooter incorporates a range of state-of-the-art features in one great package.
From the fully adjustable handlebars and armrests to its LED headlights and control panel, this fold-up electric mobility scooter is a cut above the rest.
At a similar price point to some of its leading competitors, this option gives the user several added benefits.
It does, however, have a shorter charge/mileage ratio than other fold-away scooters for sale online and is a little less compact, so keep this in mind.
Manual Folding Scooters
If you’re after a cheaper folding mobility scooter with fewer bells and whistles, choosing a manual fold option can sometimes help to reduce the price.
Though this may not always be the case depending on the other included features.
Manual options are not in any way less superior to auto-fold options, it is simply an added benefit that some users may require based on their unique mobility needs.
If you are comfortable and capable of folding a disability scooter yourself, a manual option is worth a look.
Each option detailed below offers easy-fold mechanisms that can see your scooter folded down rapidly, sometimes even quicker than automatic versions.
Relync R1 Foldable Mobility Scooter
Size: Folded 60 x 55 x 28 cm (24 x 22 x 11 in) Unfolded 109 x 55 x 89 cm (43 x 22 x 35 in)
Weight: 34 kg / 75 lbs (1 battery) / 35.3 kg / 77.8 lbs (2 batteries)
- Airline-safe lithium battery
- Folding 3-wheel electric scooter with seat
- Short charging time of just 4 hours for one battery or 6 hours for two batteries
- Electromagnetic braking system
- Folds in three seconds
- Pneumatic tires for optimal comfort and LED headlamp for safety
- High ground clearance for easier traversing of all types of terrain
- These small folding mobility scooters are available in four colors
- Built-in USB charger allows for device charging on the go
- Belgian/British design
- Made using Aviation-grade aluminum and high-strength, impact-resistant polycarbonate materials
Able to navigate up to 18mi (30km) per charge (with two batteries fitted), this lightweight foldable mobility scooter is ideal for various users and lifestyles.
Perfect for a day out exploring or while traveling, this compact scooter is easily folded in under 5 seconds for storage or transport.
Featuring an airline-approved lithium battery you can even take this foldable travel scooter with you when you fly!
This 3-wheel folding scooter from Relync is an ideal choice for anyone seeking uncomplicated mobility support.
Freedom Classic Folding Mobility Scooter
Size: Folded 42 x 49 x 72 cm (16 x 19 x 28 in) Unfolded 120 x 54 x 98 cm (47 x 21 x 38 in)
Weight: 65lbs / 29.5kg (incl. battery)
- The quick fold mechanism allows for folding in under 5 seconds
- Easily transportable in a car boot or plane
- Sleek simple design
- Battery life allows users to travel upwards of 9.3mi/15km at a time
- Available in cherry red or classic white
- Charging time of just 3 hours
- Four speeds to choose from
This lightweight folding scooter for adults is a great, inexpensive option for anyone not in need of added extras.
Able to drive up to 9.3mi (15km) on a single charge, this scooter is capable of getting you from point A to point B with ease. Its stylish design belies its simplicity and its lower price point.
Perfect for shorter daily outings, navigating airport terminals, or a quick trip to the grocery store it also folds down easily in a matter of seconds.
This versatility makes it one of the best folding mobility scooters for adults.
Compact 4 Power Scooter By MobiJoe
Size: Folded 54 x 47 x 36 (21.6 x 18.5 x 14.3 in) Unfolded 94 x 47 x 92 cm (37 x 18.5 x 36.2 in)
Weight: 48.5lbs /21.9kg
- Incredibly lightweight, this fold-away disability scooter can still support up to 265lbs (120kg)
- Easy fold-down mechanism
- Adjustable handlebars and easy handlebar control setup
- Can travel up to 11mi (17km) a day on a single charge
- Long-life lithium battery included
- Tight turning radius of just 35in (90cm)
- Four solid wheels for durability and safe operation
This ultra-lightweight folding mobility scooter for adults can travel further and support more weight than many of its leading counterparts.
Able to support up to 265lbs (120kg) and still operate at full speed, this scooter also offers adjustable handlebars, reliable electromagnetic braking, and fast charging in just 5 hours.
Designed to be folded down easily, the MobiJoe fold-down mobility scooter is easily stored or placed in the boot/trunk of your car for transport.
Whether you need mobility support due to being disabled or elderly this option can get you wherever you need to go.
Atto Folding Mobility Scooter
- High ground clearance of 4.7in (12cm) for navigating more challenging terrains
- Higher weight allowance and speed limit than competing brands
- On-board USB charging port for devices
- Adjustable handlebar and seat
- Front and rear lights and horn for safety
- This fold-down mobility scooter for adults also offers cruise control
- Shock-absorbing tires
- LCD screen
- Extended drive time, allows for up to 18.6mi (30km) per charge
Offering extra performance and contemporary features, it is easy to see why this folding electric mobility scooter for adults has become so popular.
No matter your age or ability, this scooter allows you to enjoy an active lifestyle whether in town or in nature.
Go faster and further in comfort and style thanks to longer battery life and multiple speed settings on this sleek, transformer fold-up scooter.
One of the only scooters approved as carry-on baggage by airlines, this fold-away, compact option is on the higher end price-wise. It does, however, make up for this in features and versatility.
Dash Simple Electric Mobility Scooter
Size: Folded (w/o seat & basket) 98 x 47 x 30 (38.5 x 18.5 x 11.8 in) Unfolded 98 x 47 x 89 (38.5 x 18.5 x 35 in)
Weight: 66 lbs (30kg)
- Front and rear LED lights
- Angle adjustable steering column
- Foldable, removable basket
- Armrests can be raised for easy seat access
- This fold-away scooter offers a quick-release fold mechanism
- The scooter can be pulled easily akin to luggage once folded
- Solid, maintenance-free tires
- Higher passenger weight limit than many competitors
This understated foldable scooter for elderly or physically challenged individuals has all the necessary features without complicated extras.
The Dash scooter is easily folded for transport and storage with the quick-fold mechanism allowing it to be packed down in a matter of moments.
Heavier than some of its counterparts at 30kg, this is not the most lightweight folding scooter for seniors or those with disabilities. Despite this, it still offers a variety of great features and is worth considering.
Enjoy adjustable steering, safety lighting front and rear, extended battery life for longer usage time between charges, and more.
Things To Consider When Buying A Folding Scooter
There are so many things to think about when it comes to choosing a folding scooter for adults with mobility concerns.
If your goal is to simply find a cheap foldable mobility scooter and you skip asking yourself some important questions, you could find yourself with an unsuitable option.
While we understand budget is a major criterion for most people, there are some other key points to review too.
Following this checklist will help to ensure you find the best folding mobility scooter that properly meets your unique needs.
Weight can be an uncomfortable topic for many of us, however, when it comes to selecting your easy-fold scooter this must be taken into account.
Mobility scooters, whether you are shopping online or in-store in the USA, Canada, UK, wider Europe, Australia, or New Zealand will all have a weight limit.
Why does the weight limit matter so much?
Because it wouldn't be safe to purchase a mobility scooter for a 300lbs user when the weight limit is listed at a maximum of 265lbs (136kg user/120kg weight limit).
If this is ignored, there is a risk of damage to the scooter, injury to the user, and impairment of the scooter's ability to function normally.
Most folding options allow for between 220lbs - 300lbs (100-136kg).
If you need a folding mobility scooter for 25 stone (158kg)(350lbs) or higher, these can be harder to source.
However, there are plenty of non-folding alternatives that can support higher weights.
Distance Per Charge
When selecting a folding scooter for disabled or senior users, be sure to think about how it will be used to get around.
Each of our advertised lightweight fold-up mobility scooters has an average usage distance attached to the battery based on a single charge.
We recommend writing down the most likely destinations the scooter will travel to when in use and calculating the miles or kilometers required to make the round trip.
This can then guide you on which foldable power scooter is appropriate based on the longevity of the battery charge and the distances that will be traveled.
If you will travel somewhere that you can easily recharge your battery (such as work or a friend's home) this may not matter as much.
Further to the above, if you intend to use your scooter a lot, charging time will be very important. The quicker the charge time, the better.
Many of the best folding electric scooters offer fast charging times to keep you as mobile as possible.
Generally the smaller and lighter the scooter, the shorter the charge times will be.
Heavier options, such as automatic folding mobility scooters, will often have batteries of larger capacity to support the weight increase.
The larger the capacity, the longer the charge time.
Even the most lightweight folding mobility scooters can be cumbersome.
Checking that the weight and dimensions of your chosen option are manageable for you or a carer is vital.
Not only is this important in terms of packing it down for travel or when stored, but it also ensures you can navigate doorways and obstacles with ease.
This is particularly important if you intend to use your portable folding mobility scooter both indoors and outdoors.
If you are someone who needs to be able to carry their scooter wherever you go, such as into a car trunk/boot, train, or plane, you need a truly portable option.
Most ultra-lightweight folding scooters for adults collapse into a compact and secure square or rectangular shape.
The best folding electric scooters for seniors and those with disabilities allow for one set of wheels to remain on the ground and have the handlebars extended.
This creates something similar in appearance to a small roller suitcase, which can then be easily maneuvered.
Depending on your level of mobility you may like to opt for a folding motorized scooter that folds itself down when not in use.
Automatic options come with a small remote for operation and typically take a little longer to fold up and down than manual options.
You should also expect to pay a little more for this easy-fold mobility scooter.
Both automatic and manual options have much to recommend them.
However, be sure to check that if choosing the former there is a manual fold option.
If the automated function fails, you need to be sure you can still use your folding power scooter.
What type of surface will your foldable electric mobility scooter be used on mostly?
Are there any obstacles such as uneven roadways or raised door sills you’ll need to navigate?
All modern scooter brands should advise the available height clearance of their product. This is the distance from the ground to the underside of the scooter.
Knowing the height clearance helps to avoid causing damage to the underside of your foldable scooter from hitting objects.
We advise selecting a scooter with a higher clearance where possible as this allows more versatility when in use.
If your scooter is too low, even a gravel walkway will be problematic.
As you’ll note from the above table, most available ultra-lightweight folding scooters do not offer suspension. Instead, different tire types may be offered.
Pneumatic, or air-filled tires can offer a more comfortable journey as they flex over uneven surfaces and absorb some of the impact.
However, lightweight fold-up mobility scooters with these types of tires are prone to punctures. These tires need regular top-ups of air, and eventually replacing
Solid tires, by comparison, cannot be punctured and rarely need replacing making them much more durable.
Comfort-wise, solid tires are less forgiving - you’re likely to feel every lump and bump you scoot over.
If your foldable motorized scooter is to be used on sealed surfaces such as sidewalks/footpaths a solid tire will be fine.
For more rocky surfaces or unsealed paths, consider a pneumatic option.
All the best folding mobility scooters come with a warranty. These warranties can vary quite significantly in what they cover, however, so it pays to read the fine print.
Most will cover parts for up to a year and will specify conditions under which the warranty is upheld.
This ensures that if anything mechanical fails, it will be repaired under warranty.
Loss or damage such as misplacing the remote of your folding mobility scooter or punctured tires will not be covered.
Likewise, should you overload the scooter's weight capacity or modify your scooter, you could see your warranty voided.
Last but not least, how will the scooter be used?
Be sure to purchase a scooter that suits your lifestyle.
Folding scooters for seniors or those with mobility concerns are usually not designed or built for use outside of a residential setting.
This means operating them on sealed surfaces such as roads, tiles, paved areas, sidewalks/footpaths, or similar.
While some gravel pathways or compacted dirt trails may still be possible, a much more heavy-duty folding mobility scooter will be needed for anything more uneven or challenging.
Ordering Online - How Does Shipping Work?
All orders placed with us are processed within 1 to 3 business days (excluding weekends and holidays). Once shipped, you will receive a tracking number.
USA & Canada
US orders can be with you in as little as four days depending on your location. Similar times may be experienced for folding mobility scooters to Canada due to proximity to our US warehouses.
For orders including folding mobility scooters to the UK, exact shipping times may vary depending on delivery partner capacity. Deliveries to addresses close to the CBD of major cities such as London or Manchester will be faster than regional locations.
Australia & New Zealand
Likewise, your order of a folding mobility scooter to Australia or New Zealand will take longer to receive than those in the continental US or Canada.
Just as with the UK, deliveries to addresses close to capital cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Auckland will be quicker than regional addresses.
Additional details regarding shipping are provided on our website. For support with your order at any time, please contact us with your name and order number.
What is the best folding 3-wheel mobility scooter?
The best fold-away 3-wheel option is the one that best suits your needs and budget.
If you are someone who travels a lot and you need mobility support over shorter, mostly level distances, then the Relync R1 folding travel scooter is ideal.
Conversely, do you require an option that can go longer distances between charges and handle some more adventurous journeys?
Then the Atto fold-up scooter for adults is better suited.
What is the best 4-wheel folding mobility scooter?
A 4-wheel foldable electric scooter for elderly users (or others) offers maximum stability and there are a few options.
Which 4-wheel option is best will be based on the unique needs of the intended user.
An auto-fold option such as the Freedom Comfort is preferred by many customers due to ease of use.
However, if auto-fold is not necessary, a more lightweight foldable scooter such as the MobiJoe 4-wheeler may be preferred.
What is the smallest auto-folding mobility scooter?
The smallest option currently is the EV Rider Transport Plus folding mobility scooter.
While it is narrower and shorter than other fold-up mobility scooters for sale on our site, they are also much slower and offer minimal travel per charge.
For this reason, they are not the most preferred option for users seeking to travel outside their home or residential facility.
What is the best and lightest foldable mobility scooter?
Which is the best folding motorized scooter for adults with disabilities or seniors is subjective based on the user’s specific needs.
Things such as weight limit, charge time, ground clearance, tire type and more will all usually need to be considered.
However, if finding the lightest possible fold-up electric mobility scooter constitutes the best option for you, then the MobiJoe or Freedom Comfort is worth considering.
Both of these fold-up disability scooters are available via our site and weigh in between 48-55 lbs (20-25kgs) with the battery on board and offer a host of exceptional features.
Are fold-up scooters only for seniors and those with disabilities?
No, there are many reasons someone may choose to use a folding travel mobility scooter.
Individuals who have medical conditions or injuries that make walking longer distances a challenge can also benefit from these mobility aids.
Are all scooters foldable?
No, not all mobility scooters are designed to collapse or fold down. If you specifically require a fold-up motorized scooter, it is essential to check the specifics of the model you are looking at.
Depending on your needs, you may even find that fold-up electric mobility scooters are not the ideal choice and a fixed option is better.
If you are unsure which is best suited for you, our team is happy to help.
Do you need a license to operate a small fold-away mobility scooter?
Whether licensing is required will be dependent on your local legislation.
The top speed limit of your lightweight mobility scooter, foldable or not, may also influence this.
Some countries may also require your scooter to be registered or checked for road-worthiness annually or stipulate where the scooter is permitted to be used (road vs sidewalk/footpath).
Below is some information available for specific countries/regions, please be sure to check your local legislation in detail as this list is by no means exhaustive.
Mobility Scooter Rules And Regulations In The UK
Mobility Scooter Rules And Regulations In Canada
Mobility Scooter Rules And Regulations In The USA
Mobility Scooter Rules And Regulations In Australia
Mobility Scooter Rules And Regulations In NZ
How long do self-folding mobility scooters for adults last?
Even the best foldable scooters aren’t intended to last forever. Much like a car, the moving parts and other components will break down over time.
Most scooters, when well cared for, should provide anywhere between 3-5 years of use - though you may find your rechargeable battery needs replacing at some stage.
Ultimately, how long fold-up scooters for seniors and those with disabilities will last largely depends on how much they are used and how well they are cared for.
For example, a folding mobility scooter for a 350lbs/158kg user that is driven every day over long distances and kept outside is going to exhibit signs of wear and tear fairly quickly.
Conversely, fold-away mobility scooters for adults that are used in line with the provided weight allowance, are used less frequently, and are stored appropriately, will usually last longer.
Will my lightweight folding scooter require maintenance?
Yes, as above, just like a car, it is recommended that portable fold-up scooters for adults are serviced and maintained.
This can facilitate better longevity while also enhancing the ongoing safety of your scooter.
The warranty of some scooters will also stipulate that this is required every 12 months to uphold its conditions.
Most manufacturers will provide approved service locations where you can take your scooter annually.
Whether due to older age, disability, illness, or injury, if you need a folding electric scooter mobility aid, the team at Home Rehab Equipment can help.
Our goal is to support you to achieve greater freedom and independence through state-of-the-art mobility equipment.
The foldable mobility scooters for sale on our site are backed by our quality guarantee and their individual manufacturer warranties for your peace of mind.
From automatic folding options to quick-fold manual ones and those that are airline approved for travel, there is a mobility scooter option to suit everyone.
We offer free shipping within the United States for orders over $100 and international shipping available to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
We understand that shopping for your new scooter online can leave you with additional questions which is why we offer tailored support via our contact us form.
Shop our range of fold-up mobility scooters for adults today and enjoy greater freedom, sooner.