See here the list of Top 10 best electric wheelchairs. Read the buying guide and other important factors before making a selection for you or any of your dear ones

SaleBestseller No. 1
Foldable Lightweight Heavy Duty Lithium Battery Electric Power Wheelchair Multi Terrain Easy Travel...
  • ✅ DURABLE AND STYLISH: New Technology Aircraft Alloy Grade Carbon Steel Construction Makes This Wheelchair More Durable and Lightweight Also Does Not Need Any Maintenance.
  • ✅ FDA APPROVED: Folding Mobility Electric Wheelchair is FDA Approved So You will Have All Necessary and Most Safety Features Automatically. This Wheelchair is Airplane Travel Approved and Cruise Trip Ready.
  • ✅ EASY TO HANDLE: No Need to Disassemble. This Electric Wheelchair Easily Folds up in 5 Seconds and Fits in Most Trunks. Very Convenient for Storage and Travel. In Addition Seat and Back Rest Cushion Can be Easily Removed for Cleaning.
Bestseller No. 2
Folding Ultra Lightweight 40 lb w/Powerful Lithium Battery Included, Easy to Carry Motorized...
  • ✔HIGH TECH! Never Seen Before Hidden Brush-less Motor Technology inside the back tires.
  • ✔LIGHT WEIGHT! Portable Electric Wheelchair use the aircraft grade aluminum alloy frame more lighter and durable, it weighs only 40 lbs, it is the lightest model in this power chair category. Yet can hold up to 265 lbs.
  • ✔LONG RANGE! Battery Gets Up to 12 Miles in Driving Distance. The Lithium battery can be charged and used together or separately / Airline Friendly -- Battery is Allowed for Transport on an Airplane certified high quality worldwide usable charger.
SaleBestseller No. 3
Forcemech Navigator - All Terrain Folding Electric Wheelchair (Navigator)
  • Forcemech is a US Company that is committed to offer the best Mobility Products.
  • All Products Backed By Forcemech's Gold Standard 24x7 Customer Support!
  • Heavy Duty Portable Wheelchair, Foldable in seconds, Air travelling approved.
SaleBestseller No. 4
Sentire Med Forza FCX Deluxe Fold Foldable Power Compact Mobility Aid Wheel Chair, Lightweight...
  • EASY TO STORE - Lightweight storage folding chair without disassembling. The electric wheelchair folds up in 5 seconds and is very compact to fit in most small trunks. Has a handle under the seat for easy lifting.
  • DURABLE AND STYLISH - Smart silver aluminum aircraft alloy frame, includes matching footrests. This model power wheelchair is very lightweight and durable, and requires no maintenance.
  • COMFORT ON RUGGED TERRAIN - Ergonomically designed for comfort. Operate this motorized wheelchair in grass, gravel, or snow, with a long lasting battery life and shock absorber for ride comfort. Has a sharp turning radius, make sharp turns easily.
SaleBestseller No. 5
Ephesus L5 | New Model | Ultra-Lightweight (40lbs) Portable Mobility Electric Motorized Wheelchair,...
  • ✅ULTRALIGHT WEIGHT: Ephesus L5 is the exclusive design for the customers who are looking for lightweight wheelchair. L5 is the lightest model of Ephesus. Only 40 lbs with the battery. The lightweight helps the user to carry and store easily. Lightest weight design is great for especially for seniors because without any discomfort they can fold the wheelchair and store. Portable and light design even provide the opportunity to store inside the baggage for the airport travels.
  • ✅ PREMIUM QUALITY MOTORS: Stops smooth and super safely. 24V 500W Motor, Max 4 mph, Range: 13 Miles, Charging Time: 6-8 hours. Front Wheels: 8 inches, Back Wheels: 13 inches. Seat: 20x19x16. Please check below to see detailed description of the wheelchair.
  • ✅ LONG RANGE PER CHARGE: It takes around 6-8 for a full charge, and the wheelchair can go up to 13 miles. This amazing range per charge performance has a better performance ratio than even some electric/hybrid cars! Comparing the price and performance of this electric wheelchair there is no competitor for this product. Moreover, if you contact us and request extra battery, with the additional battery you can drive the wheelchair up to 26 miles.
SaleBestseller No. 6
Innuovo Intelligent lightweight foldable Electric Wheelchair, Compact (Net Weight 50 lbs) Power...
  • ★THE SAFER CHOICE- Our electric wheelchair is FDA approved and implements a variety of safety features. These include a 360-degree joystick, solidly stable front and rear wheels, a foldable foot rest, dural motors, and extremely durable construction.
  • ★SIMPLE TO OPERATE - Using an innovative joystick design and an updated electric magnetic breaking system, our wheelchair gives you superior motion control and quick stopping. It's adjustable anti-leaning rear design also keeps it perfectly stable. Also with the separate 2 high performance lithium battery design, keep left one side battery running for the chair and customers can backup 2nd batttery charged outside.
  • ★LIGHTWEIGHT AND EASY TO FOLD - Being built with an aviation aluminum frame and weighing only 50lbs, our power wheelchair is durable and incredibly lightweight. It's also easy to fold in 3 seconds, making it perfect to travel with and store for later.
Bestseller No. 7
Forcemech Voyager R2- Ultra Portable Folding Power Wheelchair - Weights Only 43 lbs - Airplane...
  • Forcemech is a US Company that is committed to offer the best Mobility Products.
  • All Products Backed By Forcemech's Gold Standard 24x7 Customer Support!
  • R2 weights only 43lbs - Lightest in the Industry, Foldable in Seconds.
Bestseller No. 8
Best Wheelchair 2019 New Electric Wheelchair Folding Lightweight Heavy Duty Electric Power Motorized...
  • ✔ Now with an Unbeatable Price. Get Yours Today and Enjoy the Free Mobility Now!
  • ✔ Now with the Bluetooth Remote Controller You can Control Your Wheelchair from a Distance
  • ✔ Equipped with 1 Litthium Battery Which Can Go 12 Miles with Full Charge
SaleBestseller No. 9
Zinger Chair, Ultra-Portable Motorized Mobility Chair, Lightweight, Folding Electric Mobility...
  • LIGHTWEIGHT, QUICK AND PORTABLE- Indoor/outdoor mobility device that is durable, lightweight, powerful, compact, easy to transport and airline compatible. Our motorized chair weighs only 47 lbs (including battery) and holds up to 265 pounds
  • POWERFUL AND INNOVATIVE DESIGN - 3 speed setting allows you to adjust speed between low, medium and high. Great for all types of terrains from smooth surfaces, carpet, grass, and more. Features two steering levers for easy and precise control
  • EASY TO MANEUVER - Narrow turning radius and slim profile lets you pull right up to tables or desks with ease. Simple to maneuver and operate with easy touch controls located on the steering arm. Exclusive footrest swings out of the way to make getting in and out of the chair effortless
Bestseller No. 10
2019 UPGRADED Folding Electric Powered Wheelchair, Supports up to 265 lb, Weighs 50lb, Up to 12...
  • THE SAFEST AND MOST RELIABLE electric wheelchair available in the market today. The INNUOVO Power Wheelchair is FDA approved and can be used for air travel.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT AND PORTABLE device that folds to easily fit in the trunk of your car. The entire device, including batteries, weighs 50 lb.
  • EASY TO OPERATE with a simple joystick design. It can be operated with one hand.

1. A rear-wheel drive makes maneuverable and better at edges

Although every type of drive has its strengths and weaknesses, as can be seen in many electric wheelchair tests, the rear-wheel drive on a power wheelchair with a motor has proven itself. Rear-wheel drive models are far better for the requirements outside, as our little overview on BILD.de shows:

Rear-wheel drive much more capable on inclines and edges

high directional stability, even in turns

to perform better with manual pushing

slight disadvantages in maneuverability

2. Purchase advice on BILD.de: The best power wheelchair has as many extras

Each test of an electric wheelchair refers to the many special features that a good power wheelchair should bring. These include adjustable seats as well as adjustable armrests and safety-critical things such as anti-tip. If the electric wheelchair is foldable, it is also ideal for travel and excursions, as it fits perfectly into the car. Although the Stiftung Warentest stated in a report in 2017 on the rights and obligations when using an electric wheelchair, but has so far performed no real electric wheelchair test.

2.1. Most models are suitable for every application

It is rare to find models on the market that are clearly designed for indoor or outdoor use only. Modern electric wheelchairs are versatile and meet the requirements for mobility for indoor and outdoor alike.

2.2. The speed is often limited by the StVO

The speed in km / h in an electric wheelchair is strikingly often at exactly 6 km / h according to the manufacturer. That’s because wheelchairs from 6.5 km / h have to be equipped with a license plate number. To circumvent this obligation, the speed is often capped at 6 km / h, although faster driving would be technically possible.

2.3. Load capacity in kg is not dead weight in kg

Sometimes two different weights lead to confusion in an electric wheelchair. Specifically, it is often stated not only the dead weight of the vehicle, but also the maximum load capacity. While an electric wheelchair usually weighs around 40 kg, the limit for the body weight of the passenger is 100-150 kg, depending on the model.

2.4. If the electric wheelchair folds, it becomes portable

Foldable or foldable electric wheelchairs are handy if you want to pack the vehicle into the car for transport purposes – for example for a family outing. Then the affected person can remain mobile at the destination as usual. A good example is the foldable power wheelchair from Mistral.

2.5. Frequent extra functions and useful accessories

Depending on the model, additional functions are also available, such as a tip guard or a parking brake. There are many additional features that, while not all essential, are often practical. For example, a power wheelchair with a roof is a blessing in seasons with lots of rainfall. At twilight, it makes sense that the power wheelchair is equipped with reflectors.

If the wheelchair is equipped with tilt protection, additional supports prevent it from tipping backwards. When equipped with parking brake unintentional rolling is prevented. With push handles, it is possible to push the wheelchair by hand – for example to save the battery.

3. Brands and manufacturers performing well in electric wheelchair tests in 2019

Many electric wheelchair manufacturers may know you if you have been dealing with products for seniors or people with disabilities. This includes the Meyra power wheelchair as well as the Invacare power wheelchair or MovingStar models.

However, you will not find a specialized model like the Meyra power wheelchair around the corner at the Rossmann. Usually electric wheelchairs are cheap in specialty stores or online, where you can often buy a cheap electric wheelchair. The following brands are considered especially established:

Fancy electric wheelchair hockey?

Sport is also in a wheelchair, as the players of electric wheelchair hockey impressively prove. This hockey variant is played in teams of five players in a hall on two mini-goals. In 2010, the German team even became world champion in this sport.

Invacare
meyra
Bischoff & Bischoff

If the sometimes very high price of electric wheelchairs scares you off, you can also try to buy a power wheelchair used. But remember: If you buy a power wheelchair used, you usually have no warranty or guarantee more and in the case of a purchase from private often not even a decent receipt.

If you have an accident and it is foreseeable that your restriction is only temporary, you can rent a power wheelchair instead of buying it. But with prolonged use, the rent can quickly exceed the purchase price of electric wheelchair. Clarify with your health insurance, which solution is the cheaper for you.

4. Important questions and answers about electric wheelchair

4.1. How do I apply for an electric wheelchair?

With a request to the health insurance the costs are usually taken over.
As a rule, the costs for the electric wheelchair are covered by the health insurance. However, some preconditions apply. Thus, the wheelchair must clearly mitigate an existing obstacle to walking and other options such as a rollator may no longer be sufficient. In addition, the physical and mental conditions for driving an electric wheelchair must be given, as this is according to StVO as a vehicle.

Finally, if necessary, you must prove that you can accommodate the electric wheelchair theft-proof. So that the electric wheelchair can be taken over by the health insurance, first a doctor must certify the corresponding need. Then find a model and make a note of the tool’s device number. With this you apply for the support of the cash register.

4.2. How wide is an electric wheelchair?

The width of the seat in cm is crucial for comfort and should not be underestimated. Similar to an office chair, you can sit for hours on the same seat. Pressure pain from too tight seats should be avoided at all costs. If necessary, measure whether 42 cm wide enough or whether it should be 50 cm.