Pavement powerchairs travel up to 4mph (6kph) and work best if you are travelling on good pavements. Although if you have a slight incline to negotiate or want to travel further you may need a larger, more powerful powerchair. Most bus companies allow powerchairs on them without the need for a permit but it is best to check with the bus company first as they may not have a kneeling bus on your chosen route. Some powerchairs fold, some dismantle, but most powerchairs don't do either.
Shown here are the pavement powerchairs that we usually stock. Most are available to lease through the Motability Scheme as well as being available to buy privately. Some have lithium batteries and some are built of lightweight materials to make lifting them easier. Some are airline friendly but if you are buying it especially to take on a plane it's best to check with your carrier what their specific policy is before purchasing.
Depending on the size of your boot, some will fit in it. Although the dismantling powerchairs break down into more managable parts some people still struggle to lift the parts, an alternative is to use a boot hoist to lift the whole powerchair.
It is illegal to travel faster than 4mph on a pavement. Some people choose road powerchairs which can travel up to 8mph but only use them on the pavement at 4mph because they have better suspension and comfier seats, lights and a longer range.
Some powerchairs have extra features which may help you such as power tilt (good if you are going down hill); power lift (raise the seat up and down), specialist seating cushions etc. Powerchairs will either be rear wheel drive (four wheels with the larger driver wheels at the rear); mid wheel drive (6 wheels with the larger drive wheels in the centre); or front wheel drive (four wheels with the larger drive wheels at the front).
We have good relationships with the majority of well known and respected mobility equipment suppliers so if you don't see what you are looking for it is likely we can get it for you.
We will not sell you a scooter or powerchair if we feel you are not competent to use it. Your safety and that of other footpath and road users is important to us. We don't pay our staff commission on sales, their main focus will be on finding the right product for you and not how much commission they can make!
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