If you are not having a demonstration of how to use the vehicle then it is imperative that you read the 'User Manual' supplied (or download it from our website, eFOLDi MK1.5 Scooter Manual, eFOLDi Lite Manual, eFOLDi Power Chair Manual) and self-assess yourself below, with our 'SUITABILITY AND CAPABILITY' and 'HOW TO CONTROL YOUR VEHICLE' checklists.
Please read below our 'Best Practice Advice' before purchasing and consider what is your Primary use of the Vehicle? Whether it be indoor and/or outdoor? If it's outdoor whether it is just for pavement use or for on-road use? If it's for on-road use then please realise you may need to register this with your appropriate country legal transport body (such as the DVLA in the UK)
SUITABILITY AND CAPABILITY
How does your Physical ability allow for driving?
Do you have the agility, balance, dexterity and strength to transfer onto/ off, and use, the equipment and controls and maintain driving position?
How is your distance eyesight?
Do you have the ability to read a number plate from 12.3 metres for road vehicle usage?
How is your general eyesight?
Can you see obstacles, kerbs, moving vehicles and pedestrians well enough to safely avoid such obstacles and avoid tipping over?
How good is your awareness of your surroundings?
Do you appreciate the need for caution and consideration for pedestrians (who must have priority) and other vehicles?
HOW TO CONTROL YOUR VEHICLE
The Functions and Performance
Ensure you understand the function of all controls and realise that all tests for best performance are based on dry even surfaces and variable driving conditions will affect these.
Speed selection and Safe steering
Consider your speed selection under varying conditions, and the awareness of hazards from going too fast round corners, in slippery conditions, or in crowded situations.
That you are comfortable stopping the vehicle safely whilst maintaining stability and aware of your braking distances.
You need to understand the Maximum Safe slope and be aware that wet and icy conditions, and surfaces covered in debris such as wet leaves will also significantly reduce the performance of your vehicle
Visibility and conditions
Are you aware of the dangers of poor visibility in late afternoon, evenings and at night and how wet and sunny conditions can impair your visibility to others. You should ensure you have appropriate solutions such as hi-viz jacket, lights, reflectors etc. and understand their best deployment
If any of your answers are 'no' to the 'SUITABILITY AND CAPABILITY' and 'HOW TO CONTROL YOUR VEHICLE' checklists, then please consider carefully whether one of our products is suitable for you.
Best Practice Advice
It is recommended that you:
Take out insurance for your product.
Have enough safe storage space for the product and that you keep all your personal belongings out of sight, even when traveling.
Make sure you have ID with you and an emergency contact in case of any emergency.
Read the User's manual to consider all warnings and your own ability to complete the User Maintenance and your expectation of mileage for the vehicle being purchased.
Are able to understand and perform any required assembly and disassembly of the vehicle.
Are aware of battery charging, their usage and travel distance it allows and the need for their ventilation and storage requirements on recharging.
Legal Road Rules
We advise you to make yourself aware of all the latest guidance for Mobility Scooters and Powered wheelchairs for your country of residence by referring to the appropriate Government website.
For the UK:
You do not need a licence to drive a mobility scooter or powered wheelchair, but you may have to register it. Only certain types can be driven on the road. The law calls these types of vehicles 'invalid carriages'.
Mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs come in 2 categories:
'class 2 invalid carriages' - these cannot be used on the road (except where there is not a pavement) and have a maximum speed of 4mph
'class 3 invalid carriages' - these can be used on the road, and have a maximum speed of 4mph off the road, and 8mph on the road
You do not need to register a class 2 invalid carriage.
You must register class 3 invalid carriages if you intend to use it on the road.
To keep costs down, we don't have retail stores - instead we are happy to come to your home for a free no obligation demonstration, so you can be sure that the eFOLDi is right for you. Please complete the form below and we will be in contact to arrange a demonstration at a time convenient to you, or simply give us a free call on 1888 656 6268. (Calls to 0800 numbers are free from UK landlines. Mobile and international call costs may vary.)