Nationals senator John Williams wants to limit the speed of mobility scooters.
His campaign shines a spotlight on an often overlooked piece of technology, one that could offer lessons for our transport future.
A mobility scooter is a single-person electric vehicle with three or four wheels, for use in pedestrian areas, often by older people or those with disabilities. But they are more than just outdoor wheelchairs. They’re one of the only purely electric vehicles in widespread use throughout Australia.