For situations where you need to take a mobility scooter with you but may not have access to a vehicle that will allow you to transport one while it is all in one piece you need to be able to fold down the scooter to make it possible for transportation in a small car for example.
Some mobility scooters are specifically built for this so that some minor dismantling will allow you to place it in the boot of a car and then when you need to use the scooter it can be quickly reassembled, this doesn’t mean that you are having to undo lots of sections of the scooter, it usually means a few parts of the scooter being easily disconnected from each other to make it much more manageable to fit into a vehicle.
Folding mobility scooters are usually more narrow, they may be lighter because they also wont have the moulded built up look that some scooters have, the idea with a folding one is to provide the basic function that a mobility scooter provides, still with all of the safety that you would expect but with the convenience of being able to transport it easier, without needing a people carrier or a van.
Not all will require you to remove parts, some truly are able to fold down and it’s not difficult to even transport some of these types on a bus or a train, even on a plane, usually you will have to detach the battery pack but that is also designed to be a quick and easy process.
If you need a transportable mobility scooter that doesn’t require having access to a large vehicle then a folding mobility scooter can be ideal and gives you more options on how you can transport it.