How to get a TGA Minimo Plus 4 mobility scooter into the boot of a car

TGA’s Tim Ross demonstrates how quick and easy it is to put the folding Minimo Plus 4 mobility scooter into a car boot.

The Minimo Plus 4 mobility scooter takes comfort and stability to the next level whilst maintaining all the benefits of transportability and flexibility that the folding Minimo mobility scooter is renowned for across the UK.

The Minimo Plus 4 has two front wheels positioned further apart for enhanced stability over more challenging terrain. This new model is perfect for potential scooter owners who prefer a more traditional 4-wheel scooter.

It can be folded in seconds with one hand and requires no parts to be dismantled for storage. Strain-free lifting is assured as the scooter only weighs a mere 9.9kg when levering into a car boot and the ultra-lightweight lithium battery can be lifted with a single finger.

Through a combination of lightweight carbon fibre components, advanced engineering and a quality finish, the new Minimo Plus 4 from TGA is set to raise the bar in the car boot class once more.

More details: https://www.tgamobility.co.uk/range/scooters/minimo-plus-4

Phone: +44 (0) 1787 882244

New TGA Minimo Plus 4 Folding Mobility Scooter To Be Launched At Naidex 2017 #BiggestTGAlaunch

TGA, the UK-leading mobility product specialist, will be launching the new 4-wheel folding Minimo Plus 4 mobility scooter at Naidex 2017 – part of TGA’s largest multiple product launch ever (Stand A59 / Test Track, 28-30 March).

The new Minimo Plus 4 is one of five new exciting products being launched this Spring by TGA. The folding Minimo and Maximo scooter range from TGA continues to be hugely popular since it was introduced in 2013. It includes the standard Minimo, the award-winning Minimo Plus, the larger Maximo and now the new Minimo Plus 4. The Minimo Plus 4 takes comfort and stability to the next level whilst maintaining all the benefits of transportability and flexibility that the folding Minimo is renowned for across the UK.

The Minimo Plus 4 has two front wheels positioned further apart for enhanced stability over more challenging terrain. This new model is perfect for potential scooter owners who prefer a more traditional 4-wheel scooter. It can be folded in seconds with one hand and requires no parts to be dismantled for storage. Strain-free lifting is assured as the scooter only weighs a mere 9.9kg when levering into a car boot and the ultra-lightweight lithium battery can be lifted with a single finger. Through a combination of lightweight carbon fibre components, advanced engineering and a quality finish, the new Minimo Plus 4 from TGA is set to raise the bar in the car boot class once more.

The Minimo Plus 4 promises to be a market-leading choice for holiday makers and business travellers who need a mobility scooter that is easy to take on board planes, trains and buses. Through its superb manoeuvrability and slimline chassis, it is permitted for travel on public transport where disabled passenger passport schemes are provided and its super-quick folding mechanism ensures taxi drivers can handle without hassle. Despite its compact size the Minimo Plus 4 has an impressive user weight capacity of 115kg (18st) and the powerful 14.5ah battery delivers a range of 24km (15 miles). Its pneumatic tyres are available with TGA’s proven puncture sealant as an option for total peace of mind.

Daniel Stone, TGA Managing Director says: “The folding Minimo Plus 4 is one of several pioneering products we are launching at Naidex this year. This evolution in our award-winning range will provide the perfect solution for those who want all the original Minimo benefits along with added stability and versatility over varying terrain. Our latest Minimo includes the fully adjustable TGA armrests and a supportive seat so owners can travel in a relaxed position with better posture. The new Minimo Plus 4 reiterates our commitment to engineering innovation that is 100% focused on delivering flexibility, reliability and safety for assured independence further afield. I would encourage all show visitors to test drive our complete Minimo and Maximo range around the TGA Test Track at Naidex – a unique opportunity to experience the very latest in compact assistive technology.”

www.tgamobility.co.ukNaidex 2017

Linda with Osteoarthritis wins life-changing TGA Eclipse mobility scooter worth £1700

Linda Locke, 64 and retired carer from Leiston in Suffolk, has won a new Eclipse ‘car boot’ mobility scooter courtesy of TGA Mobility in Sudbury – giving her independence to bird-watch once more.

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For many years, Linda and her husband David have been regular visitors to the RSPB Minsmere nature reserve on the east coast of Suffolk. This AONB is home to a huge variety of wildlife including otters, adders, lizards and wetland-feeding birds such as Avocets. The Lockes are keen bird watchers however Linda lives with Osteoarthritis which means walking is becoming increasingly difficult and painful. Despite RSPB Minsmere being accessible and disability-friendly, Linda is becoming unable to walk the large distances from car park to bird hide. This has all changed recently by winning a new compact Eclipse mobility scooter from Suffolk’s TGA Mobility.

TGA is an award-winning mobility product specialist that supplies quality mobility scooters nationwide. It also has a welcoming and friendly independent living showroom in Sudbury that helps elderly and disabled locals retain their freedom through the supply of reliable and trusted products. These solutions include market-leading TGA scooters, adjustable chairs, stair lifts, bath lifts and the latest simple gadgets for easier day-to-day living. TGA is always focused on giving something back to the local community hence ran a competition to with an Eclipse – a popular scooter that cleverly dismantles into four easy-to-lift parts that easily fit in a car boot. This highly manoeuvrable design provides assured independence for users when travelling further afield either in the car, on public transport or in a coach or plane.

Linda said: “I was so surprised….read more

TGA Minimo Plus Folding Mobility Scooters Are Just The Ticket For Stagecoach Buses

Joan (67) and retired school caretaker Fred Blois (72) from Heathfield, East Sussex, have recently discovered greater freedom thanks to ownership of two folding, bus-friendly TGA mobility scooters and the support of Stagecoach South East.

Mobility_Scooters_For_busesMr and Mrs Blois are a lovely couple who are both new owners of a pioneering type of folding mobility scooter a TGA Minimo Plus. As they both struggle with walking and general mobility, these new scooters will ensure they remain independent and have the ability to travel on public transport. This is essential as Fred is struggling to drive and they live in a rural area with limited amenities nearby. Joan read about the new lightweight Minimo Plus and felt it would be ideal for both their needs however it was important to check it would be suitable for bus travel before purchase. Hence she contacted her local bus operator, Stagecoach, to ascertain whether this scooter would be permitted to travel and how she could test its suitability. Stagecoach invited her down to the Eastbourne Depot and with the support of a TGA representative present, Joan and Fred where able to test drive and take a brief safety assessment in and around a whole bus.
Joan says: ‘TGA and Stagecoach have been so helpful to my husband and I. The fact that Shaun from TGA brought a Minimo Plus down to the Eastbourne bus depot so we could try it on and off a bus was fantastic. Richard at Stagecoach was also excellent as he showed us the safe way to get onboard using the ramp and how to park it inside. We also tried read more…..

‘DIY SOS Special’ disabled war veteran appointed as Mobility Roadshow 2016 Event Ambassador

Disabled war veteran and DIY SOS star Lamin Manneh with his wife and youngest daughter.

Disabled war veteran and DIY SOS star Lamin Manneh with his wife and youngest daughter.

Lamin Manneh, 39, from Manchester and star of the DIY SOS ‘Homes for Veterans’ Special has been appointed as Event Ambassador for The Mobility Roadshow at Silverstone Circuit, Northants, 26-28th May.

Lamin will be appearing at The Mobility Roadshow on Day 1 (26th May) and will be available for interviews and photographs. Contact the Roadshow press office for more details.

To date, the DIY SOS Big Build ‘Homes for Veterans’ Special is the most ambitious construction challenge undertaken by the building renovation TV programme. It involved the redevelopment of an entire dilapidated terraced street in Manchester to provide homes for injured servicemen and women. Lamin Manneh, a disabled ex-Guardsman, and his family were grateful recipients of one of the new accessible homes.

The two-part DIY SOS episodes generated significant press coverage as HRH The Duke of Cambridge and HRH Prince Henry of Wales visited the extensive two-week build. BBC production, in association with the charity Walking with the Wounded, aimed to provide 62 new homes for injured military veterans and their families. The Manneh family was a major focus throughout the show, with Lamin explaining to the Princes the huge difference a new accessible home would make to him, his wife and five children.

Lamin, originally from Gambia, moved to Britain in 2005 to join the British Army. As Gambia is a Commonwealth country, residents are allowed to join the British Armed Forces and Lamin served in the Irish Guards for five years. On New Year’s Eve 2010, he was severely injured by an exploding IED in Afghanistan resulting in the loss of both legs and one arm. Lamin survived this horrific ordeal and now continues to rebuild his life. He will be competing in the forthcoming Invictus Games (Orlando, 8-12th May) and is ‘honoured’ to be an Ambassador for the 2016 Mobility Roadshow later in the month. Lamin will be championing the show to all his contacts and will be attending the Roadshow as a VIP.

Since 1983, the Mobility Roadshow has been the UK’s leading disabled consumer event that showcases the latest assistive products and services for independent driving and mobility. This remarkable event is organised by the charity Mobility Choice so that the widest choice of accessible vehicles, adapted driving controls and mobility products can be trialled and tested. Being held at the iconic home of the British Grand Prix for the first time this year, the Mobility Roadshow will provide the unique opportunity for disabled drivers and passengers to test-drive the latest wheelchair-accessible and adapted vehicles around the Silverstone circuit.

Lamin comments: “I have always had a massive passion for cars and sport so the chance to attend the Mobility Roadshow and drive around Silverstone is a dream come true. I drive an adapted Qashqai however the opportunity to test drive the latest accessible cars at the Mobility Roadshow promises to be unforgettable. Just before attending the Roadshow I will have competed at Rowing, Archery, Shot put and Discus at the Invictus Games, a Paralympic-style tournament for disabled servicemen and women. Hence I will also be really looking forward to playing the various accessible sports available at the Roadshow event and sharing my Invictus experiences. Day-to-day living can be tough with physical disability, however keeping your mental health in good order can be harder. By coming to the Roadshow I hope I can help as many people as possible sustain a positive mental attitude.”

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TGA Mobility Scooter’s Campaign To Keep You Safe And Independent

Since opening in 1985 TGA has always focused on the safety of its mobility scooter customers. Today it provides a wide range of services, advice and products that can help you drive safely when out and about.

As the evenings are now darker, there are lots of ways to remain more visible to other road users when driving around on your scooter. With the help of TGA and its award-winning range of products, you can make sure your independence is not compromised this autumn and winter.

Combining the best in style and safety, the new white Minimo and Minimo Plus are now available and both offer a folding solution that is easy to lift. Their clean and crisp colour is easy for pedestrians and car drivers to spot so whichever model you choose, you can have peace of mind when driving along the pavement or crossing the road. Both are lightweight and fold in seconds – ideal for storing in the car boot or in a compact space at home. The new white Minimo Plus now comes with a removable seat so it is even easier to lift into a car boot. It also has many new exciting safety features including an optional automatic safety sensor that reduces speed around corners and high-visibility LED lights. These lights are really bright – perfect for safer travel and greater visibility. 

As part of TGA’s current safe driving campaign called ‘Scoot And Be Seen’ , every new white Minimo Plus ordered before 1st Dec 2015 comes with a FREE high visibility bag. Find out more….

TGA Mobility Introduce New Lighter Minimo Plus Folding Mobility Scooter

Building on the nationwide popularity of the Minimo range of folding mobility scooters, TGA has introduced an enhanced version of its Minimo Plus for even greater levels of independence and transportablity.


This latest version of the Minimo Plus is easier to lift, provides an upgraded driving experience and delivers additional safety. Its advanced lightweight design combines the compact size of the original Minimo with extra features normally only associated with larger, mid-range mobility scooters. This latest Plus model can be easily folded in a single, one-handed action and is ideally suited to storage in a car boot or for transit on buses, trains and planes.

The Minimo Plus gives the owner the choice of either folding and lifting as a complete scooter or removing the new detachable seat for even easier handling. With the seat detached, the Minimo Plus is one of the lightest folding ‘car boot’ scooters available today. The enhanced Minimo Plus also includes the following amazing new features:

• NEW automatic safety sensor that reduces speed around corners (optional)
• NEW removable seat
• NEW carbon fibre components – only weighs 21.85kg without seat
• NEW fully adjustable arm rests
• NEW built-in, high visibility LED light

This latest pioneering design from TGA also includes an ultra-lightweight lithium battery as standard. Only weighing a mere 2.65kg (5.85lbs), this wireless battery can literally be lifted with a single finger so offboard charging is strain-free. Most owners keep their Minimo Plus in the car when not in use, as they only need to take the battery into their home for charging. Combined with an array of exciting new features, the Minimo Plus still retains the previous model’s features that have proven so beneficial. These include:
• Larger pneumatic tyres for a smoother ride
• Enhanced motor and controller
• 4mph top speed with more range of up to 15 miles (24km)
• 115kg (18st) user weight capacity
• Available in striking white or metallic bronze

Daniel Stone, TGA Managing Director said: “We understand and appreciate that all people with limited mobility need a car boot scooter that is as easy to lift as possible. Plus its range of features and the comfort level it provides need to be maximised despite a compact size. This is why we have launched the Minimo Plus as it ticks all the boxes. With the new removable seat, the enhanced Minimo is now one of the lightest folding scooters on the market – assuring strain-free lifting for a wider range of end users.”