The patented Zero Turn technology gives the scooter the turning radius of a 3-wheel scooter with the stability and performance of a 4-wheel one - the best of both words. A turning radius of just 28 inches (97 cm) means the Zero Turn is much more manoeuvrable than equivalent scooters - particularly useful indoors, such as when navigating shops, or even your home. For those that need a mobility aid to get around inside a care home, but struggle to get on with the controls of a powerchair, the Zero-Turn is an excellent option, able to navigate tight turns and corners with ease.
The dual motors - unique to a scooter - mean the Zero Turn also has added traction; ideal when navigating rougher terrain outdoors. This combines well with the Comfort-Trac front and rear suspension that many will recognise from the Apex Rapid, which provides a smooth ride. Higher-capacity 21 Ah batteries give the ZT more power over a longer range than the small 12 or 18 Ah batteries found on most boot scooters.
Further advanced technology on the Zero Turn includes a USB port on the tiller, allowing you to charge your smartphone, tablet or satnav on-the-go. LED lights at front and back keep you visible whilst using minimal power. The charging port in the tiller allows easy access when charging, while the battery box can still be removed should you wish to charge it separate from the scooter, for example if storing the scooter in a car.
As a boot scooter, the Zero Turn can be easily dismantled into five pieces for transport in a car. It is slightly heavier than a regular boot scooter due to the dual motors and larger batteries, meaning the heaviest piece is 21.7 kg (3.4 stone). The scooter is also longer than most boot scooters at 45.7 in (116 cm), which means that it will not be able to use the wheelchair space on most buses.
Not skimping on looks, the Jazzy ZT has a contemporary rim design, complemented by the modern appearance and choice of five shroud colours: Fire Opal, Onyx Black, Pearl White, Pewter, and Sapphire Blue. Other touches include unique under-seat storage and a front basket, as well as a delta tiller with wraparound handlebars that are easy to grip and drive with either left or right hand.
Pride's Jazzy Zero Turn is a truly revolutionary scooter ideal for those that need a compact yet comfortable scooter that has exceptional manoeuvrability. While the ZT is significantly more expensive than traditional boot scooters, for those that need the extra manoeuvrability, for example when shopping or getting around a care home, it is worth the extra cost.