The Ziesel is an extreme mobility scooter that laughs in the face of extreme weather and terrain.
Of the 300,000 mobility scooters in Britain, most are surprisingly capable at tackling slopes, curbs and small steps, but occasionally they do get into difficulty – there is even a breakdown recovery service for mobility scooters. However, it is hard to imagine such a fate befalling the mighty Ziesel, an off-road mobility scooter that would give a Land Rover a run for its money.
The Ziesel is not the world’s only outlandish mobility scooter. Greathouse Labs are behind a design dubbed ‘Lord Humongous’, a heavy-duty mobility scooter equipped with a flamethrower capable of firing a 10-metre jet of flame – the length of a London bus. With a budget of £645, the scooter was stitched together from a golf cart, a helicopter seat, all-terrain tyres and a collection of old dental machines.
The ETA’s own QTvan miniature caravan can be towed by mobility scooter. It allows the user to enjoy all the comforts of home on a camping trip, without the need for a car.