Compact scooters also known as folding scooters are designed to be easy to dismantle without tools for excellent portability, light weight and easy to manage. Compact scooters offer excellent practicality and are designed for every day use. Sometimes called boot or trunk scooters, compact scooters are very easy to assemble with some capable of being assembled in just 20 seconds. The seat and battery pack are easy to remove, and sometimes the scooter chassis will separate into two parts. Depending on the model of mobility scooter, the components may have handles incorporated into them to make putting them into a car boot even easier.
Travel, compact, or portable mobility scooters are by definition more compact and ideal for those who need mobility assistance when traveling. Many of the models in this category are foldable (folding scooters), while others disassemble completely, leaving several smaller, lighter parts. When compared with heavy duty offerings, these scooters tend to be more compact and lightweight, but may struggle when attempting to traverse rougher terrain. Compact mobility scooters were designed and manufactured with the concept of "simplicity in mobility" in mind. These scooters are easy to transport which makes them highly portable, they can even be taken on airplanes because of their lightweight and compact size. Many of them can be folded or broken into parts to make it easier for travel. With this lighter size, they do have a smaller motor translating into slower speeds.