Keep in mind that while a car requires fuel to drive, mobility scooters require only the electricity needed to recharge the battery, the operating costs are minimal. However, the batteries often need to be replaced every year or two, depending on how often you use it. A simple replacement battery for a mobility scooter costs about $100.
A new mobility scooter can cost from $800 to $5,000, with many costing $1,000 to $2,000 depending on the features you select. A used mobility scooter can be purchased for at least half the original cost.
Some people prefer to rent a mobility scooter instead of buying. This can be particularly convenient if you plan to travel and don’t want to have to bring your mobility scooter with you. Some of the larger chain car rental companies offer mobility scooter rentals by the day. Short-term rental mobility scooters cost about $20 to $50 a day.
This week, Gogoro announced that the scooter will cost $4,100 — far more than the gas-powered scooters that clog cities today. And this is just the initial price for Taipei, where the SmartScooter is is being piloted. The price could go up in other cities.