TGA Minimo Folding Mobility Scooter
The Minimo is a folding mobility scooter that uniquely doesn't require any disassembly for transport. Its extremely compact lightweight design means it is easy to store and transport between locations.
The Minimo can be folded in seconds using just one hand, with only the lightweight battery needing removal. Once folded, the Minimo measures 34 x 21.5 x 18 inches, making it one of the most compact scooters available. It can be stood upright to further save on space, and uniquely can be wheeled around, saving on lifting. This makes it perfect for those looking to travel with a scooter, whether by coach, air or on cruises. It is also ideal for those with limited storage space - a common problem for those in London and the south east.
Weighing 25.7 kg without batteries, it can be lifted into and out of a car. However, this is significantly heavier than standard boot scooters that can disassemble, which usually have a heaviest part weighing no more than 15 kg. The Minimo realistically needs two able-bodied people to lift into and out of a car, meaning it is not ideal for those looking to do this by themselves - however, it is perfect for hoisting, with no complex disassembly required.
We supply the Minimo as standard with super-lightweight Lithium Ion batteries, which weigh just 2.8 kg, to further save on weight - either 11.5 Ah (suitable for air travel) or 14.5 Ah (not suitable for air travel, but with a longer range). Regular AGM batteries are also available at a slight cost reduction - however, as these are significantly heavier, we would not recommend them.
The distinct wheel arrangement, with twin front wheels, gives the Minimo the manoeuvrability of a three-wheel scooter - including a stunning 32 inch turning radius, while the twin wheels and anti-tips ensures it doesn't have the stability issues found on some three-wheel scooters.
While lacking the amount of seat padding found on some other scooters, the Minimo does have an impressive amount of leg room, allowing it to accommodate taller users, while the 18 stone weight capacity is surprisingly high considering the nature of the scooter. The seat does not rotate, which for some people may make embarking and disembarking trickier.
The Minimo is best suited to people lacking storage space either in their home or their car, or who want a scooter to travel with. It is better suited to lighter users, who will get the best performance out of it, and fit comfortably into the seat. It is available for purchase and long-term hire, and also on the Motability scheme, and comes in either bronze or white. It has now been largely supplanted by the Minimo Plus 4, which offers improved comfort and stability, whilst remaining incredibly light and foldable.
|Width||21.5 in (55 cm)|
|Length||37.5 in (95 cm)|
|Weight||4.5 st (28.5 kg)|
|Seat width||16 in (41 cm)|
|Weight capacity||18 st (115 kg)|
|Ground clearance||2.3 in (6 cm)|
|Speed||4 mph (6.4 kmph)|
|Range||10 miles (16 km)|
|Battery size||1 x 24 V (11.5/14.5 Ah)|
|Front wheel size||7 in (18 cm)|
|Rear wheel size||8 in (20 cm)|
If you require further information on the Minimo, 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.