Mobility scooters, which are powered by electricity and resemble motorcycles in design, are mobility aids that can be used in conjunction with or instead of a power wheelchair. People with restricted mobility and independence are able to use these vehicles, which are powered by electricity, indoors and out. Mobility scooters, which can be either three- or four-wheeled, are mostly used by the elderly and physically challenged. Front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive mobility scooters are two of the most popular options. Rear-wheel drive scooters may be used both indoors and out, whilst front-wheel drive scooters are more compact and designed for indoor usage only. Compared to a front-wheel-drive scooter, a rear-wheel-drive scooter’s rider weight capacity is greater. Wheelchair alternatives such as mobility scooters are projected to see substantial increase over the next few years.
Type, range, number of wheels, and region are all included in this study of the global mobility scooter industry. The market is categorised as small (less than 110 cm), medium (110-150 cm), and giant (more than 150 cm) (more than 150 cm). Less than 10 miles, 10-20 miles, and 20 miles or more are all subclassified by range. Three-wheelers and four-wheelers can be distinguished by the number of wheels on each rim. There have been studies of the market conducted in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA on a regional basis.
These companies include Afikim Electric Vehicles, Amigo Mobility International Inc, Drive Medical Design and Manufacturing and Golden Technologies Inc., Hoveround Corp. and Merits Co. in the worldwide mobility scooter market. Sunrise Medical Inc., Pride Mobility Products Inc., and Quingo, Inc.
In 2020, the global market for electric scooters was valued at USD 19.4 billion, and it is predicted to increase at a CAGR of 7.6 percent between 2021 and 2028. E-scooters are expected to gain in popularity over the next few years due to a growing desire for fuel-efficient automobiles, as well as a growing concern about greenhouse gas and carbon emissions. Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, automobile sales are expected to fall in the first half of 2020, which will have an impact on the growth of the electric powertrain market. Government agencies such as the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), China VI, and India BS-VI are driving the market for electric scooters because of strict emission rules. Low noise levels and reasonably low maintenance costs are all aspects that are helping to drive the market’s expansion. High mechanical efficiency is another.
More and more people in nations like Spain and the United States are turning to electric scooters as a means of getting around. There are e-scooter sharing companies including Razor; Lime; Bird; Jump; Spin; and Spin; all of which are purchasing their vehicles from manufacturers such as Xiaomi; Gogoro; and Ninebot-Segway. There has been a dramatic increase in the popularity of these sharing services since 2016. There are already over 90 cities and institutions throughout the world that use this service, with roughly 95 percent of scooters powered by electric motors.
As incentives for the use of electric two-wheelers increase, more people are using them. Electric vehicles are also being driven by the demand for sustainable urban mobility and contemporary transportation infrastructure. Energy and air quality are expected to benefit from the use of electric scooters.
The Competitive Landscape and Major Developments in the Wheelchair Market
Wheelchair manufacturers include Carex Health Brands, Inc., Drive Medical Design and Manufacturing, Graham-Field Health Products Inc., Invacare, Medline Industries Inc., Sunrise Medical LLC., Karman Healthcare., Quantum Rehab., Numotion., and Pride Mobility Products Corp. New product launches, market development and diversification, and the acquisition of new customer bases are top priorities for major companies as they seek to take advantage of current business prospects.