The UK’s leading mobility scooter specialist, TGA, will be launching the innovative, folding Minimo at Naidex National (Stand B50, 30 April – 2 May 2013, NEC), which will deliver pioneering levels of flexibility, comfort and safety in the ‘car boot’ scooter class.
Responding to a market trend towards smaller, more compact models, TGA is introducing the new Minimo at Naidex to complement its current popular Eclipse car boot mobility scooter and to further enhance its comprehensive product range. The new Minimo is a revolution in compact, collapsible scooter design and has been developed in close collaboration between TGA and its specialist manufacturers. It represents one of the most advanced designs that folds and fits into the boot of a car and requires no parts to be dismantled for storage, with an overall weight of only a mere 27.3kg (60lbs). This revolutionary and straightforward folding mechanism is simply activated by a one-handed operation that requires the minimum of effort and is completed in seconds.
Whether used for a day out in a car or for independence locally, the Minimo only requires a remarkably small amount of storage space when not in use. Hence, is the ideal choice for individuals with restricted room at home or in the car. This radically lightweight, yet robust mobility scooter combines the benefits of strain-free lifting for end users whilst providing impressive drivability and rider comfort. The ‘touch-contact’, optional lithium battery only weighs 2.65kgs (5.85lbs), which ensures users can offload it for charging with genuine ease. Redefining the foldable scooter, the new TGA Minimo has an extremely spacious chassis with a floor well that provides levels of legroom never previously seen in the car boot class. It has a top speed of 6km (4mph) and an impressive range of up 20km (12 miles) with a 270w motor type and a quality, 45ah S-Drive controller.
Daniel Stone, TGA Managing Director comments: “Naidex National always represents the perfect launch platform for TGA innovations and this latest new product will not disappoint. This debut has been made more prestigious with the simultaneous unveiling of the new TGA exhibition stand, which will provide the perfect spacious backdrop for all our products. We take pride in being regarded as thought leaders in the sector and believe the new Minimo will change perceptions in the market place in terms of what a car boot mobility scooter can achieve. Models in this class can regularly demonstrate higher levels of manouvrability and flexibility however performance, comfort, features and stability can suffer. Not with the Minimo – it delivers in every respect. We have intelligently considered and redesigned all key elements so that ergonomics are optimised and driving control could not be more effortless. The Minimo brings together an unprecedented level of features to deliver wider independence with peace of mind and with the market trend towards smaller machines growing rapidly, we believe the Minimo represents the future of compact mobility scooter design.”
The new Minimo has an impressive user weight capacity of 115kg (252lbs), a turning circle of only 820mm (32.2”) and 60mm (2.3”) of ground clearance for enhanced accessibility on uneven ground. The puncture proof tyres are complemented by quality alloys and provide high levels of grip and traction on a variety of surfaces. Following the precedent set by TGA’s highly popular and proven car boot scooter, the Eclipse, the Minimo will be shortly confirmed as being compliant with bus and tram travel which opens up significant lifestyle benefits to end users.
Complementing the Minimo on TGA’s newly designed stand at Naidex National this year will be the TGA Eclipse car boot mobility scooter. The Eclipse is the UK’s leading compact scooter that quickly dissembles into three easy-to-lift parts that slot into the boot of an average sized car. It is popular with retailers as supplied with a free rear storage bag, dust cover and walking stick clips. Each Eclipse also comes equipped with a removable front basket, is available in a range of six metallic colours and the latest model available soon, will have an integrated headlight and higher tiller charging point. The Eclipse is easy to take apart with no difficult connections or wires to manage as all components simply click together. All controls and handgrips are ergonomically designed and the luxury, padded seat provides daylong comfort. Its 76mm (3”) ground clearance and tight turning circle of only 1150mm (45”) is exceptional within its class – all enhanced by a maximum user capacity of 132kg (21.4stone). 2 x 12v (21ah) batteries power the Eclipse to travel for up to 15km (9miles) with the option to upgrade to Heavy Duty packs for a maximum range of 29km (18miles).