Today, the Quingo team want to outline some helpful information about road tax in relation to mobility scooters.
Do I need to pay vehicle tax to drive my Quingo?
You don’t have to pay vehicle tax for any mobility scooter or powered wheelchair, but you still need to register class 3 mobility scooters. If you drive a class 2 vehicle (such as the Quingo Flyte, Air, Compact or Classic) you don’t need to pay tax or register your vehicle.
Do I need to display a tax disc on my Quingo?
No. All class 3 vehicles need to be registered with the DVLA but as with cars, but you will no longer receive or need to display a tax disc.
What is a “class 3” or “class 2” vehicle?
Class 3 vehicles are roads legal and have a maximum speed of 8mph on roads but are limited to 4 mph when used in all pedestrian areas including pavements and shops etc. Class 2 scooters can’t be used on the road (except where there isn’t a pavement) and have a maximum speed of 4mph.
Class 3 mobility scooters must also have the following.
- A maximum unladen weight of 150kg
- Width of no more than 0.85 metres
- A device to limit its speed to 4mph
- Maximum speed of 8mph
- An efficient braking system
- Front and rear lights, as well as reflectors
- A functioning horn
- Rear view mirror
Registering a class 3 mobility scooter
To register a class 3 scooter, you can complete the form V55/4 for new vehicles or V55/5 for used vehicles. Forms can be ordered from the DVLA and should be sent to the Swansea address.
You can license your class 3 scooters online or at a Post Office. You should include evidence of the scooter’s age, if possible.
Do I need to be insured to drive my Quingo?
Whilst the law states you don’t need insurance for a mobility scooter, it is strongly recommended – both by the Quingo team and the Department for Transport. If you have any other questions about your Quingo, please complete the enquiry form or contact our Feefo Trusted Customer Service Team on 01582 430 900.