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Subject: statistics
Category: Business and Money > Advertising and Marketing
Asked by: swanky-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 30 Mar 2003 10:38 PST
Expires: 29 Apr 2003 11:38 PDT
Question ID: 183249
what are the overall market sales for three wheeled electric mobility
scooters.  year isnt important as long as it is relatively current. 
If specific results for florida are available that would be
interesting and also who is the market leader.
Subject: Re: statistics
Answered By: ragingacademic-ga on 31 Mar 2003 00:09 PST
Dear swanky,

Thanks for your question.  First, let me request that if any of the
following is unclear or if you require any further research – please
don’t hesitate to ask me for a clarification.

Solomon Smith Barney/National Center for Health Statistics Data

A Solomon Smith Barney report quotes the following numbers, extracted
from “Vital and Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention/National Center for Health Statistics” (1994) –

140,000 units in use according to the following breakdown:
44 years and under – 12,000
45 to 64 years old – 53,000
65 years old and over – 75,000

Mobility Market Breakdown for 1998 and 2002

The following data comes from Medical & Healthcare Marketplace Guide:
I-796, 1999 -

Revenues ($, millions)                  1998    2002   CGR %
Mobility                                  755   1,017       8
  Standard wheelchairs                    135     152       3
  Light and ultralight wheelchairs        200     293      10
  Power chairs                            220     310       9
->> Scooters                              200     262       7

AARP Report

The AARP provides an excellent report in .pdf format, analyzing the
three-wheeled scooter from a variety of perspectives and comparing
major manufacturers and models –

Market Leaders
According to a Medical & Healthcare Marketplace Guide (1999), Sunrise
Medical and Invacare lead the mobility device market as well as the
scooter market.

Invacare Corporation

Sunrise Medical

I hope this response adequately addresses your request.  Please let me
know if you are in need of additional information concerning this


Additional Links:

Information about scooters, good source

Good article presents a variety of information on scooters, including
medicare payment data etc.

Major manufacturers of mobility aids including scooters:
Aldersley Battery Chairs Ltd
Balder (UK) Limited
Beamer Limited
Cyclone Mobility & Fitness Ltd
Days Medical Aids Ltd
Electric Mobility Euro Ltd
E V Technology Ltd
Gerald Simonds Healthcare Ltd
Independence Technology (Europe) - a Johnson & Johnson Company
Invacare Ltd
Karma Mobility Limited
Lakesway Mobility
Lomax Mobility Ltd
Mangar International Limited
The Mobility Group Ltd
Newton Products Ltd
Otto Bock UK Ltd
Pride Mobility Products Ltd
Rainbow Rehab
Remploy Limited
R G K Wheelchairs
Roma Medical
Ross Care Centres
Sidhil Limited
Sunrise Medical Ltd
TGA Electric Leisure Ltd

See -

Scooters – The Nuts and Bolts

Good overview article, archived by Google –

Additional Information

According to, you can receive additional information
about three-wheeled scooters from the following sources:

Individuals who are able to get in and out of the chair, may benefit
from a three-wheeled "scooter." These are popular among individuals
with Multiple Sclerosis or those who can walk very short distances
only, but who can navigate by themselves. Information can be obtained
from the following sources:
	Adaptability (800) 288-9941 
	Amigo Mobility Intnl. (800) MY-AMIGO 
	Bruno Independent Living Aids, Inc. (800) 882-8183 
	Electric Mobility (800) 662-4548

Search Strategy:

"three wheeled scooter" manufacturers

Request for Answer Clarification by swanky-ga on 31 Mar 2003 16:21 PST
yup, all of the requested information is there.  Thank you kindly. 
You didnt by any chance come across what percentage of the market
share the leading brands hold did you?

Clarification of Answer by ragingacademic-ga on 31 Mar 2003 17:03 PST
Dear swanky -

I have not been able to find market share stats - however, I did find
the following report from Taiwan -

What's interesting is that according to this report Invacare had
outsourced production of 200,000 of its scooters to a Taiwanese
company.  According to this report, the Taiwanese company - Pihsiang
Machinery - is slated to become the largest global producer of such

I understand that the following report does include the market share
data you are seeking, however, it comes at quite a price...

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