Electric Powerchairs

Our Powerchairs

A powerchair, also known as an electric wheelchair, is propelled by an electric motor and operated by a joystick or controller. It is designed for those who have limited upper body strength or mobility and are unable self-propel a manual wheelchair.

One of the key benefits of a powerchair is that it allows users to conserve their energy and travel longer distances without fatigue. They are also suitable for indoor and outdoor use and can handle different terrains.

Powerchairs come in different models, each with its own set of features and capabilities. Some models have a small turning radius, making them easier to manoeuvre in tight spaces. Others have adjustable seat heights, footrests, and backrests for added comfort. Some models even have the ability to climb stairs and navigate steep inclines.

Mobility Rentals: Try before you buy

A great way to confirm that a specific piece of equipment is perfect for you is to rent. We offer rental equipment at reasonable prices for both short and long-term hires. This option is ideal for family members to see how independence can be enhanced in the home setting and can also give the user time to gain confidence and check suitability in your own time.

The key differences between a powerchair and a self-propelled wheelchair are:​

The Brands We Stock

Frequently Asked Questions

​Yes, at most times of the year we have a selection of used Power Chairs. The range will vary according to availability. Please contact us if you have any questions.

​At Walk on Wheels we do have a selection of second hand wheelchairs to purchase. All our wheelchairs have been checked by our engineer prior to going on the shop floor. Availability can be limited at certain times of the year. Please contact us for more information.

​This will depend on your specific needs and individual requirements. It is a good idea if possible to visit our Penrose showroom where you can trial the different makes and models and see what most suits your comfort needs.
​There are some models of Power Chairs that can easily be broken down for transportation. We would be happy to demonstrate at our Penrose showroom.

We are also happy to bring a selection of Power Chairs into the home setting to trial as we are very much aware that a trial in our showroom is totally different from the practicalities of the home setting. This service is only available within the Greater Auckland area.

Come and visit our mobility showroom

Our showroom in Penrose, Auckland stocks a full range of mobility products including Mobility Scooters, Power Chairs, Walkers and Wheelchairs. We’d love to meet you there!


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