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Ewheels EW72 Review: Mobility Scooter for Young and Adults (Spring 2022)

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Ideal for:
  • Those with mobility issues
  • Those who want a fun, fashionable ride
  • Larger people, up to 500 pounds in weight
Key features:
  • The scooter is large, so another person will need to be there for delivery
  • There are a lot of parts to the scooter, so spend some time getting used to it
  • Backing up is possible but can be difficult, so practice is key
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9.7
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  • Comfort 9.8
  • Safety 9.7
  • Control 9.6
  • Durability 9.6
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While the options for scooters used to be limited there are now state-of-the-art devices that can help those who are mobility-challenged remain important parts of their community. In our EWHEELS EW72 review, we’ll cover what you can expect from this four-wheel scooter. We’ll break down all its performance components, how to best use the scooter, and just how functional you can expect it to be. Our hope is that by the end of the review, you’ll have an in-depth understanding if this is the right transportation opportunity for you.

Rankings

Our #7 pick for the best mobility scooters

Specifications

Dimensions
56 x 27 x 52 in
Weight
275 lbs
Motor power
700 W
Max range
43 miles
Ground clearance
6 in
Turning radius
92 in
Battery
20 AH
Weight capacity
500 lbs
Max speed
15 mph
Seat dimensions
18.5 x 18.5 in
Wheels
14 in front, 16 in rear
Warranty
3 year limited

Review

Let’s dive into the features of the EWHEELS EW72. Every scooter is different so it’s important to take the time to understand what makes each product stand out. Furthermore, you know what is important for you, so be sure to look for the features that are truly make-or-break.

Who Can Use E-Wheels Scooters?

E-Wheels scooters is a brand that has a large number of scooters and mobility devices to choose from. These products, including the EWHEELS EW72, are all made to help those who can’t walk on their own Trusted Source Maintaining mobility and preventing disability are key to living independently as we age | National Institute on Aging Learn about how NIA-supported research is helping people to maintain mobility and prevent disability as they age. www.nia.nih.gov , or can’t walk very far. They are instrumental in allowing people to still get to the store, get out in nature, or visit with friends.

The design of all E-Wheels scooters is also quite unique in that these are not stuffy, basic scooters. Instead, they are flashy, fun, and full of personality. With eye-catching colors and stream-lined designs, you can feel hip again, without worrying about breaking your hip.

Safety features

Ewheels EW72 Review: Mobility Scooter for Young and Adults (Spring 2022)If this is your first time on a scooter, you might feel a little nervous. It’s hard to trust that this machine won’t simply topple over. However, the EWHEELS EW72 has important safety features that will give you peace of mind.

First of all, the EWHEELS EW72 has anti-tip wheels. This means that whether you accidentally turn to hard or are going over bumpy ground, your scooter will stay upright.

Furthermore, both the front and the wheel tires have breaks, meaning you can stop suddenly and not worry about crashing into an unexpected obstacle.

Finally, there are important accessories such as rear lights, front lights, a horn, and two large mirrors. As long as you understand how to use the EWHEELS EW72, you will have a safe ride.

Construction

The EWHEELS EW72 is constructed in a way that offers high function and impressive results. You can easily get outside Trusted Source Spending time outdoors benefits your mental health | Motability Scheme Ecotherapist and Performance Coach, Hayley Gillard, tells about the benefits of spending time outdoors and how it can benefit your emotional health. news.motability.co.uk and maneuver around with ease.

Dimensions and weight

The EWHEELS EW72 is not a small scooter, so you should expect a device that is pretty large. The overall dimensions are 56 x 27 x 52 inches. The scooter comes with a basket and an elevated seat, so you have good sightlines.

As for the seat, it measures 18.5 x 18.5 inches, which is pretty standard. There are also no sides to the seat, so if you have a bit of extra bulk, there is room. However, the seat should be comfortable for long periods, so be sure to test it out immediately after purchase.

When it comes to understanding weight, it might get a bit confusing. There is both the actual weight of the scooter and the weight capacity.

For the EWHEELS EW72, the weight of the device is 275 pounds. This is quite a lot and it means the average person won’t be able to move the scooter, let alone someone who has mobility issues.

Weight is really only a factor in the setup. You might have someone purchase the scooter for you; in this case, the battery will have some charge and the person helping you can move the scooter to an area where you can charge it permanently.

If you have the EWHEELS EW72 delivered, however, then you should make arrangements. There should be someone you can ask to help you unbox the scooter and then move it to an area for charging. At the very least, ask the delivery driver to put it somewhere secure until that helpful person is able to come over.

Wheels

Ewheels EW72 Review: Mobility Scooter for Young and Adults (Spring 2022)When it comes to the type of terrain you can get around in a scooter, the wheels really determine this. The EWHEELS EW72 has four wheels. The front two are 14 inches in size while the back two are 16 inches.

With these wheels, you can steadily go over any bumps in the sidewalk or road, and even go over gravel with no issues.

The back wheels also feature shock absorbers so you can be comfortable, even if there are a lot of bumps in your way.

Armrests and seat

As we mentioned, the seat measures 18.5 x 18.5 inches, which is pretty standard. There are two armrests that are above the seat, giving you clearance if you need it.

You can also adjust the armrests so that you can more easily get into the scooter. This is a nice feature for those that have severe mobility issues.

Weight capacity

Weight capacity is an important safety feature. It can be hard to be honest with ourselves about how much we weigh but with a scooter, you need the right weight in mind.

The EWHEELS EW72 has a very large weight capacity of 500 pounds, which means it can hold just about anyone. However, this weight will include any extras such as jackets or purchases stowed in your basket. If you are hovering around the 500-pound mark, it is safer to find a scooter with a higher weight capacity.

Motor

The motor of the EWHEELS EW72 runs on 700 Watts which is nice and powerful. To start the motor, simply use the key and remote. It is very simple to get started.

The motor is battery-powered, which is an important consideration. You will want to make room for your scooter in a clear area with easy access to an outlet. Remember that if you don’t charge it, you won’t be able to use it.

Appearance

Normally when we review scooters, the color is not a major highlight. You’re lucky if there is another option than just basic black. However, when it comes to the EWHEELS EW72, this is a category that really stands out.

You can pick from five bold colors with the EWHEELS EW72. These include bronzy orange, bright red, deep blue, bold yellow, and majestic silver. All have a shimmering appearance to them and you will turn heads as you ride along. The color options allow you to match your scooter with your personality, which is often a forgotten, although important, feature.

Performance

Now that we have covered the appearance features of the EWHEELS EW72, it’s time to delve into how it performs.

Top speed

The top speed of a scooter may not be everyone’s most important features but for those inner speed demons, this is an element to consider.

As for the EWHEELS EW72, you can expect top speeds of 15 MPH. For scooters, this is pretty standard and will get you where you need to go at a steady pace.

Controls and turning

Ewheels EW72 Review: Mobility Scooter for Young and Adults (Spring 2022)Some people are intimidated by electric scooters. They can seem to have too many controls and you might fear that a wrong move can tilt your device. The EWHEELS EW72 is quite easy to use.

Attached at the top of the scooter are two handles, which should be easy to reach. You don’t want your arms to become tired while riding, so having the handles close to your body is a nice safety feature.

Maneuvering can take a bit of time as the EWHEELS EW72 is fairly responsive. While this is a good thing, as it makes it easier to control, you will want to practice before going on long excursions. Go around your building or your neighborhood, and if you are a bit worried, have somebody walk with you. This way you can get a better feel for the turning.

There are a few indicators on the control panel, and again, it’s good to familiarize yourself with these before you head out. On the control panel area, you will find a speedometer and a rheostat. There is also a horn to use as well as a button to let you reverse.

Reversing your scooter can be an issue, and again, practice is key. There are two large mirrors, right atop the handles, so make use of these as you move. Always go slowly and use your horn to indicate that you are backing up.

Max range

The EWHEELS EW72 runs on battery, and every battery has a limit. A full charge on the EWHEELS EW72 will allow you to run it for 43 miles. However, this is not an absolute number.

Factors such as speed, terrain, and incline, will drain the battery quicker. It is always recommended that you charge your scooter once you arrive back at your home. Never go out on a partial charge, even if you think you won’t be going very far. Getting stuck on the side of the road from a dead battery is not only unpleasant; it is also very unsafe.

Charging and batteries

The EWHEELS EW72 uses four batteries to power its motor. They are sealed and completely maintenance free. All you need to do is plug in the scooter and this will automatically charge it.

Included in your purchase is a charging cord that will fit into any three-prong outlet. While you can use an extension cord, it is safer to plug one cord into your wall outlet.

Accessories

Ewheels EW72 Review: Mobility Scooter for Young and Adults (Spring 2022)At the back of the EWHEELS EW72, you will find a large wire basket. This holds quite a lot of items although the basket is not all-purpose. The wire frame is large and you will need to place an extra basket with a solid floor to it, in order to store smaller items. There is also no cover to the basket so if you are caught out in the rain your items will get wet.

PROS CONS
  • Amazing range of fun colors
  • High weight capacity
  • 15 MPH top speed
  • Simple controls
  • Allows 40 miles of riding
  • High-quality wheels
  • Durable frame
  • Basket mesh is rather large
  • Takes practice backing up

 

Conclusion

If you want to embrace your inner style and be able to navigate the world around you, having a scooter like the EWHEELS EW72 will get you there. You can choose from five brilliant colors and be safe in the knowledge that you can get where you need to go.

References

1.
Maintaining mobility and preventing disability are key to living independently as we age | National Institute on Aging
Learn about how NIA-supported research is helping people to maintain mobility and prevent disability as they age.
2.
Spending time outdoors benefits your mental health | Motability Scheme
Ecotherapist and Performance Coach, Hayley Gillard, tells about the benefits of spending time outdoors and how it can benefit your emotional health.
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