top of page

Use code SCNEWCUST15 for 15% off ALL scooters through month-end.  Redeem here

Electric Scooters and Oxygen Therapy: Navigating Safety Concerns

Navigating the city streets or cruising down suburban pathways on an electric scooter can be an exhilarating experience. They offer an efficient and eco-friendly mode of transportation. However, when it comes to those requiring supplemental oxygen, several questions about safety arise.

Safety is paramount when dealing with electric scooters, even more so for individuals who use oxygen tanks or concentrators. The combination of electrical systems and an oxygen supply necessitates careful consideration and a robust understanding of both the electric scooter's operation and the requirements of the oxygen equipment.

Firstly, it is crucial to ensure that the oxygen device is securely fastened and will not be dislodged during the trip. Most electric scooters have ample space for attaching small medical equipment, but verifying this for your specific model and oxygen device is key.

Secondly, the risk of fire must be taken seriously. While electric scooter batteries are generally safe, any electrical device carries a minor risk of sparking or overheating. Oxygen accelerates combustion, so it’s vital that the oxygen delivery system is in sound condition, with no leaks.

Another point to consider is the user’s ability to maintain balance and respond to traffic conditions while managing their oxygen supply. It's important to assess whether the individual can react quickly and maintain focus on the road.

Here are some safety tips for those using oxygen while riding an electric scooter:

  • Always perform a pre-ride check on both the electric scooter and oxygen equipment.
  • Secure the oxygen device with straps designed for this purpose, and ensure there is no risk of it interfering with the scooter's controls.
  • Be aware of the battery charge level of both the scooter and oxygen device to avoid being stranded.
  • Do not have loose tubes or cords that could catch on external objects.
  • Consider weather conditions like rain or high humidity, which might affect both the scooter's electrical system and the oxygen equipment.
  • Always carry a mobile phone in case of emergencies and wear a medical ID that details your condition and oxygen usage.

Consulting with healthcare providers and the electric scooter manufacturer for personalized advice is highly recommended to ensure the chosen solution is both safe and effective.

By taking these precautions, individuals using supplemental oxygen should effectively mitigate risks and enjoy the freedom and independence electric scooters can provide.

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Start a Fleet

Start a rental fleet with Levy
scooters

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Blog

Wholesale Levy scooters at your online store or shop

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Retail Partners

Wholesale Levy scooters at your 
online store or shop

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Tag us

Follow and tag us on social!

Brand Ambassador

Earn money for referring friends and growing the network

Service Guides

DIY repair tools, videos, and more

Careers

Interested in working at Levy?

Investors

Invest in the Levy Network

Levy Locations

Find our rental, repair, and store locations

The Levy App

Download the Levy app to find scooters closest to you

Specs

Technical specs for all of our scooters

Batteries

The Levy swappable battery system

Spare Parts

Every spare part you need for your scooter

Compare

Choose the Levy scooter that suits you best

Tires

Learn more about electric scooter tires

Accessories

Bags, phone holders, helmets and more

Levy Electric Scooter Icon

The everyday electric scooter, perfect for the daily commute.

Levy Electric Scooter Fleets Icon

Start a rental fleet with Levy scooters and software

Levy Plus Electric Scooter Icon

Our high-end, long range cruiser with double the range of the Levy.

Support Center

FAQs, how-to videos, and quick start guides

Shipping App

Discounted shipping labels for moving your scooter (or any package).

Range Calculator

Estimate real-world range for any scooter

Electric Scooter Laws

Electric scooter laws by state & city

Subscriptions

Subscribe to a scooter for $70/month

Shop Locator

Find a location to test ride or bring your Levy in to get repaired

Contact

Get in touch with our team

Quick-start guide

Get started with your Levy

Returns & Warranty

Every spare part you need for your scooter

Shipping Policy

Shipping Policy US and International

bottom of page