EV Rider Transport Review
It can be hard to find a transportable scooter that’s both comfortable and durable. However, the EV Rider company provides both value and reliability in an affordable package. Their diverse range of mobility scooters caters to both the young and old users and budgets of all kinds.
The EV Rider Transport is an excellent option for people who want to regain their independence when it comes to mobility. Because of its lightweight design and automatic features, we like that it can quickly become a part of your life without becoming cumbersome because of its size and user-friendly controls.
The 3-wheel design, instead of four, makes it especially useful for indoor spaces when you need to navigate tight corners or large crowds frequently.
- Only 44 lbs in total
- Automatic folding and unfolding
- 10-mile range
- Height adjustable
- Top speed of 3.8 mph
- Three wheels make it more prone to tipping on rough terrain
- Missing some luxury features
If you’re looking for a reliable, transportable scooter that you can take with you for errands or even long-distance traveling, we recommend you give the EV Rider Transport a try. It’s a great choice for anyone who often travels with family since it’s easy to fold and carry to different locations. Though it’s not built for rugged terrain, it provides excellent stability on paved lanes outdoors and any indoor spaces.
Once you’ve folded the scooter, you can tip it upright and roll it on its wheels like luggage. The portability enables you to move it through narrow doorways.
Its tight turning radius and lightweight frame make it perfect for any indoor area, and it’s even approved for airline travel. It differentiates itself from other scooters because of its versatility. At only 44 lbs, it still boasts a range of 10 miles.
EV Rider Transport Overview
As its name suggests, the EV Rider Transport is perfect for people who are looking for a scooter that’s easy to transport. At only 44 lbs with automatic folding at a press of the button, this scooter is incredibly easy to move around, and you won’t feel weighed down or burdened by its presence as you travel. You won’t need any special equipment or vehicles to transport it, as you can fit it easily in the trunk of a car.
It holds a max weight of 250 lbs, so it isn’t the best choice for bariatric users who need a more comfortable, heavy-weight scooter. Some users might also feel that it’s too slow at a max speed of 3.8 mph, but this is a personal choice. As with any scooter, we recommend trying it out before you buy it.
The EV Rider Transport comes in blue, copper, red, and silver. You can also upgrade it with a removable seat, digital display, and front and rear lights.
EV Rider Transport Features and Specifications
- Cost: $1500 – $2000
- Length: 33.5”
- Width: 16.5”
- Maximum Height: 33.5”
- Floorboard Legroom: 17”
- Weight with Battery: 44 lbs
- Speed: 3.8 mph
- Materials: Industrial Plastic
- Tiller Type: T-Shape
- Seat Type: Folding Mobility Seat
- Seat Dimensions: 15” W x 12” Depth x 9” H
Because of its smaller, airline-approved battery, it has a short charging time of only four to six hours. The rear casters on its wheels also make it less likely to tip over when you’re on rough terrain or going over bumps.
How to Use the EV Rider Transport
Because the EV Rider Transport is a portable scooter, you should have no trouble unboxing and installing it without a professional’s help. We recommend setting the box on its side and sliding the folded scooter out. You can also get the help of friends or family to lift it out of the box.
Press the power switch at the base of the scooter to turn it on. Then locate the scooter key fob and hit the green button–it will begin slowly unfolding on its own!
If the scooter doesn’t have a charge when you receive it, there is a port on the power button’s side where you can connect the charger. There’s also one located at the bottom of the scooter that can easily be accessed when it’s folded and sitting upright.
About EV Rider
Doing business for over 20 years, EV Rider is based in Fort Myers, FL, and ships its durable medical equipment supplies internationally. They pride themselves on their wide assortment of eco-friendly, electric mobility scooters for people of all ages. Their product line includes lightweight transportable scooters to mid-size and heavy-duty scooters that are great for rough terrain.
Along with the EV Rider Transport, EV Rider also supplies the Gypsy scooter that can completely disassemble. Its mid-size offerings are the CityRider and the TeQno. The full captain seat on the CityRider makes it a more comfortable ride, and it’s more suitable for bariatric users at a max weight of 350 lbs. However, you won’t be able to transport it as easily as the EV Rider Transport because it’s not fold-able.
EV Rider also offers a heavy-duty scooter called the Vita Monster. The Vita Monster is an all-terrain scooter for users who find they spend more time outdoors than indoors or regularly traverse rough terrain. It has a range of 28 miles, four wide tires and a max speed of 11.5 mph.
Customer Service and Reviews
We like that it’s easy to find links to contact customer support on the EV Rider website. They also include their telephone number, fax number, and hours of operation. They’re also known for the multiple awards they’ve achieved for their customer support, including a Customer Service Excellence Award.
EV Rider has overall great reviews for their products. Reviewers were impressed both by the quality of the scooters they received as well as the shipping time. Most negative reviews come when people purchase the scooters from third-party sellers and aren’t happy with the customer service.
“Excellent service, delivered on time. Looks good and works really well. Very happy with it.”
Mick H. on Trustpilot
“Great product. Arrived before estimated delivery date. Excellent quality. So far so good. Would recommend.”
Laura on Trustpilot
“First off I love the product it does everything it promises and more importantly their customer service is phenomenal. I had a problem that wasn’t their fault. The owner went out of his way to take excellent care of me. Please buy from this American company. They deserve huge kudos.”
Estelle T. on Facebook
EV Rider reports on its website that they offer scooters for all different types of budgets. For instance, they have scooters that start as low as $1,000 for transportable scooters and can be as high as $4,000 for their luxury Royale series. You’ll pay more for larger, heavy-duty scooters, while their lightweight, transportable scooters tend to be more affordable.
With the rim made of industrial plastic, these scooters are made to last while remaining lightweight. EV Rider also provides a three-year limited warranty on all structural frame components from the date of purchase that includes the frame, platform, and seat-post. There’s also a one-year limited warranty for any parts or electronic components that are deemed defective.
One of the main issues with the EV Rider Transport is that it can’t go over rough terrain such as grass or dirt. On these surfaces, it becomes more prone to tipping, and you may need assistance. Users looking for scooters that can handle all kinds of terrain may need to look into 4-wheel scooters instead.
If you’re looking for a reliable scooter that you can take with you no matter where you go in the world, then the EV Rider Transport is a reliable option. It’s one of the lightest scooters we’ve found at only 44 lbs, including the battery. We also like that its battery is airline-approved, so you don’t need to worry about your mobility when flying to different states or countries.
When it comes to cost, the scooter is an affordable option with price ranges around $1,500 to $2,000 depending on where you purchase it. Medicare Part B can also cover 80% of the costs if you have a written note by your doctor detailing its medical necessity. You also have the option of purchasing the scooter used if you don’t have Medicare, though you won’t enjoy the warranties.
The EV Rider Transport is an excellent option if you want to regain your mobility and independence without being burdened by scooters that are too heavy or can’t navigate tight spaces easily.