Al Thieme was working as a plumbing and electrical contractor in Bridgeport, Michigan, when one of his relatives was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. As her condition deteriorated, Al decided the mobility options available were not good enough. So in his spare time he tinkered and tested until he developed the mobility scooter in 1968. The scooters quickly became popular for their affordability, compact size, and sporty appearance. If you or a loved one needs a better way to get around, browse through the vast inventory of mobility scooters found on eBay.