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An electric mobility scooter is the most common type of mobility scooter. Almost all mobility scooters are powered by batteries, which are charged by being plugged into home electrical outlets and store the energy needed to run the scooter (the only other option is gasoline power, but it has mostly been phased out). Depending on the battery type, an electric mobility scooter may be able to run for a few hours or longer. The most inexpensive type of battery for your electric mobility scooter is a lead acid battery, but they also have a very short life span; generally between two and six months. It is important to note that most insurance companies do not consider the batteries part of the scooter, and you will need to pay to replace or upgrade them.