Solax Transformer review – Is the automatic folding worth it?

8.2 Total Score
Excellent and super simple to use!

A great option for those with limited strength & dexterity. The only scooter with an automatic folding mechanism that folds itself with the push of a button. That combined with the use of a delta tiller makes the Transformer a solid choice for people with limited strength & dexterity in their arms and hands such as elderly seniors.

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  • Speed: 3.75 mph
  • Distance: 13.5 miles
  • Recharge time: 5-10 hours
  • Maximum weight: 300 lbs
  • Climbing ability: 8 Degrees
  • Warranty: 12-months at home contract


  • Automatic folding mechanism
  • Lightweight
  • Highly adjustable
  • Portable
  • Distance
  • Regenerative breaks
  • Senior frienly


  • A tad unstable while turning at high speed
  • Seat a bit small if you’re bigger

A great mobility scooter for elderly. Not only do you decrease your carbon footprint by using an electronic vehicle instead of taking the car or gas scooter. You can do those things you loved again. Whether it be going to the store on your own or sight-seeing you now have the ability to enjoy the outdoors again.

Best folding mechanism of all electric mobility scooters

The Transformer Mobility Scooters has its strengths and weaknesses but it was built with one initial idea in mind, foldability, and to be as portable as a mobility scooter can be.

The Transformer is built to fit into most small sized cars. With its 60 lbs weight and the remote controlled folding system, it’s by far the best traveling companion available at this point.

With a lightweight scooter comes often the stability issues, but with its 4-wheel base, it’s stable enough. It has a comfortable leather chair and armrests that are both adjustable in height.

Something that the Transformer mobility scooter lacks is the ability to carry things with you. As a standard there are no carriers delivered with the scooter, however, these can be found in most stores.

Many customers have said that using a bag to attach to the backrest of the chair is a good option to increase its storage space, a basket on the steering wheel is also an option. But for most of your storage needs the platform at where you put your feet will do just fine. After all, this isn’t one of those heavy-duty mobility scooters that can take on some serious load.

Who does the Transformer Travel scooter suit?

The Transformer scooter is built to be used on various travels, indoors and outdoors. Mostly it’s a great scooter to have if you own a smaller car because it fits into nearly every backseat or trunk.

It is fully compliant with the airplane regulations for Lithium-ion Battery packs and can be taken with you everywhere no matter what type of transportation you prefer to use.

Riding the scooter is easy and very comfortable due to the adjustable seat and armrests you adjust it to your personal liking.

The maneuverability is good and the delta tiller makes turning very simple even for those of us with very little upper arm strength, it has good enough turning radius to be used in most stores and public places.

Also, read our review of the Tzora Titan Hummer XL mobility scooter.

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  1. I bought this scooter about 2 1/2 years ago and have not had any trouble with it. It has performed really well I could not have the freedom I have now. I weigh 220 lbs. and it handles my weight very well. I highly recommend it and am glad I bought it. Oh, and you can disable the backup beeper if it drives you crazy.

    • Thank you, Patrick, for taking the time to give us your honest feedback! I and our visitors really appreciate you for helping out!

  2. How do you disable the backup beeper? I love my scooter but hate the beeper. Especially since the turn radius is limited so it requires more back & forth to turn around!

    • Yeah, the turning radius makes you forced to using the reverse and sounding like a truck in reverse isn’t funny after the first few times.
      You can disconnect the cable going to the horn/speaker. I don’t know exactly where it’s at but it shouldn’t be too complicated when you find it. Track the beeping while reversing. If you want to keep the sound but lower it I suggest ducktape over the speaker. I’ve done this numerous times with success. It lowers the frequency by a lot.

  3. I bought this scooter about 2 1/2 years ago as well. However, I did not realize that I should not use it in the snow. There is a computer chip under the scooter that controls the automatic opening and closing. The computer chip got corroded from use in the snow and broke. I cannot open it. The scooter works and will move, but I cannot open it to use it. I have searched everywhere to get it repaired and I cannot seem to find anyone who can or will help. If you know of a place I can send it to, PLEASE share – I cannot afford to buy another machine. I live in Greenville, SC.

  4. I want to know the size of the BOX that the Solax Transformer Electric Folding Mobility Scooter is shipped in please
    I will received it and will have to Mail it out of the USA, and need to have this info please

  5. Hi, i m having this problem. Scooter beeps but cannot move. Can fold. I check the break ,not that

  6. I am having trouble with my scoter it is fully charged but when I turn on the key it beeps and won’t go.I hope I can get help as I am stuck without it Thankyou.

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