TGA Maximo Plus Folding Mobility Scooter
TGA's Maximo Plus is a 6 mph version of their popular folding Maximo scooter. While most folding scooters tend to be limited to pavement use at 4 mph, the Maximo Plus lets you get places quicker, driving on the road, and in comfort thanks to the large pneumatic tyres and suspension. The easy to use one-lever folding mechanism then allows the Maximo to be folded up to a compact size - ideal for storage, or hoisting into a car boot.
The scooter is essentially the same as the standard Maximo, being the same size and with the same features. The only two differences are the increased top speed of 6 mph plus a larger wheel size both at front and back - giving the scooter better performance over bumpy surfaces and improving the comfort. A step up from standard folding scooters, the Maximo Plus has a larger frame size and enhanced 21 stone weight capacity, allowing it to better cater to heavier and taller users. The rear mono-shock suspension and large pneumatic tyres offer a smooth ride, and the seat is thickly padded. The Maximo Plus is powered by a high quality 70 amp controller, and has a powerful 270 Watt motor.
However, while these offer much better performance and comfort than more basic folding scooters, the Maximo Plus doesn't have the all-round suspension, or high back seat that most medium 6 or 8 mph scooters offer. We would therefore only recommend opting for it if you need your scooter to fold. The Maximo Plus features a lightweight Lithium Ion battery that weighs just 3.3 kg, while the quick-release seat is 6.7 kg. With the seat and battery removed, the scooter weighs 32 kg - this is too heavy for a single person to lift, and realistically needs at least two people to do so. However, the one-lever easy folding design makes the Maximo a great scooter to use alongside a car boot hoist - saving you from doing any lifting or fiddly disassembly. The Maximo Plus folds up to a mere 97 x 60 x 55 cm, allowing it to fit in all but the very smallest of car boots.
Other features include an angle and height adjustable tiller to ensure a comfortable driving position, as well as adjustable folding armrests - ideal for side transfers, although it should be noted that the seat does not rotate. Low energy LED lights at both front and rear ensure your visibility, and the Maximo Plus has indicator lights and a wing mirror too.
Most folding scooters are limited to 4 mph, so the 6 mph Maximo Plus is an unusual and relatively niche product. It's ideal for those that need their scooter to fold for easy hoisting into the back of a car, but who want to travel at faster speeds. However, with the range being up to just 12.5 miles, those that want to make longer journeys would be better off looking at a more conventional medium 6 mph scooter such as the Colt Deluxe 2.0. The Maximo Plus is available for purchase and long-term hire, but is not currently on the Motability scheme, and comes in either bronze or white.
|Width||24 in (60 cm)|
|Length||47 in (120 cm)|
|Weight||6.6 st (42 kg)|
|Seat width||18 in (46 cm)|
|Seating||Folding, non-rotating, removable|
|Weight capacity||21 st (134 kg)|
|Ground clearance||2.5 in (6.5 cm)|
|Speed||6 mph (10 kmph)|
|Range||12.5 miles (20 km)|
|Battery size||1 x 24 V (14.5 Ah)|
|Front wheel size||9.5 in (24 cm)|
|Rear wheel size||10 in (26 cm)|
If you require further information on the Maximo Plus, or wish to place an order, please call us on 0800 0258 005. Our customer services team will be able to advise you on the wheelchair, and also on the hire and purchase options available. We can also arrange for a consultation, where you will have the opportunity to have a hands-on demonstration.
All of our mobility scooters come with free delivery and set-up by one of our experienced product specialists when purchased or hired on a long-term basis or leased through the Motability scheme, to ensure they are suitable for your needs, and adjusted as necessary to your comfort. For short-term hire customers, there is a small charge for technician delivery.
We offer three months' free insurance with all scooters purchased from us. The cover is provided by market-leading mobility insurer Fish Insurance, and lets you get mobile straight away, knowing that you are safely covered.