A mobility scooter is a mobility aid equivalent to a wheelchair but configured like a motor-scooter. Mobility scooters are often referred to as power-operated vehicles/scooters or electric scooters. They are often used to give users back their independence, allowing daily tasks such as shopping or visiting friends and family. Travel scooters are designed to be light enough and break down into parts to allow transportation in a car. Some scooters are small enough to be used indoors; others are designed for outdoor use and are built for comfort and stability.