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Invacare meteor mobility scooter climbs steepest street in the world

Elvis Elvis

I am a mobility scooter dealer from New Zealand. I have taken an Invacare Meteor 10km/per/hour mobility scooter up the steepest street in the world, Baldwin St in Dunedin New Zealand.

I am Tony McCarthy owner/operator of Mobility Scooters Otago in Dunedin New Zealand.

Baldwin Street is the ( so called steepest street in the world)located in our small city Dunedin. I have had my own business since 1999. As there is no higher bench mark than the steepest street in the world I would take my different model mobility scooters and test them against the hill.

I am a New Zealand Invacare dealer also a member of the New Zealand overseas buying group. I test some of the trial mobility scooters for Invacare NZ before we decide to sell them in the New Zealand market.

Early in 2004 I trialled an Invacare Meteor 10kmph mobility scooter with 50 amp batteries. A stock standard scooter as they arrive in New Zealand. While testing the scooter I rode up Baldwin Street,the steepest street in the world, in one attempt not stopping, the scooter felt extremely safe and went very well.

Invacare meteor mobility scooter climbs steepest street in the world

Invacare meteor mobility scooter climbs steepest street in the world

I have had the same model mobility scooter up the hill 3 times now. I have tried other brands and models of scooters up the hill and have only reached around the 1/2 way mark. ( I am not saying this is the only stock standard machine that would climb the hill.)

This Invacare Meteor 10 kmph model mobility scooter would not have made it if it didn’t have two 50 amp batteries and excellent transaxle ratio. I must say the scooter wouldn’t have made it much further. So there is No Street Too steep for the Invacare Meteor 10 kmph machine.