How Can I Transport a Wheelchair?

How Can I Transport a Wheelchair?

As a current or future wheelchair user, you may be asking yourself, “How can I transport a wheelchair?”. The ability to travel with your wheelchair and take it with you everywhere you go can help you regain your mobile independence. In this article, we are going to go through a number of ways that you can transport a wheelchair, so you can make an informed decision on what will work best for your needs, budget, and lifestyle.

Foldable Wheelchair

Folding wheelchairs come in at number one on our list of ways that you can transport a wheelchair. This is because, without a doubt, it is the easiest and most affordable for wheelchair users. Here at EasyGo Mobility, we provide foldable electric wheelchairs that fold in 3 easy steps, so you don’t have to fidget with disassembling pieces. With the ability to fold into a compact size, you will still be able to use your trunk for shopping bags. Additionally, our folding wheelchairs are more affordable than any other option mentioned on this list, not to mention we offer various financing options.

Disassembling Wheelchair

The second most popular way to transport a wheelchair is by using a disassembling wheelchair. As the name implies, this type of wheelchair can break down into multiple parts. This makes them more manageable to lift up and put into the trunk of your vehicle. Keep in mind that disassembling may be difficult for some people who have limited mobility or arthritis in their fingers, wrists, and/or arms. Additionally, if you have a hard time bending over, disassembling wheelchairs could be difficult to manage if you plan on using it fairly regularly. If you want to read a comparison on foldable vs disassembling wheelchairs, check out this article.

Platform Lift

A platform lift, like the Bruno Joey Platform Lift shown below, is able to lift up your wheelchair or scooter from the ground and into your vehicle. A platform lift is very convenient as you can drive your wheelchair right onto the platform. They have a 350-pound weight capacity, so most scooters and wheelchairs under this weight are compatible. Then, use the remote to automatically raise the lift, and bring it safely into your vehicle. This can be a good option for those that have difficulties bending over. But, as you can see, this lift requires a large SUV or van in order to accommodate. Additionally, you lose out on storage in your trunk as it takes up a lot of space. Keep in mind that platform lifts can be on the more expensive side.

Hitch Lift

Hitch lifts, like the Bruno Out-Sider seen below, can carry wheelchairs or scooters on the outside of your vehicle. This can be helpful if your vehicle has a towing ability, but not enough space for a platform lift. Additionally, you will still have access to your trunk for storage. Again, this type of lift can accommodate wheelchairs or scooters weighing 350 pounds or less. A hitch lift is generally more affordable than a platform lift as it is easier to install and has fewer mechanics, but is still fairly expensive.

Wheelchair Accessible Van

Of course, a wheelchair-accessible van is always an option if you are looking to transport a wheelchair. These types of vans are converted specifically for wheelchair users. They offer either rear ramps or side door ramps to help the wheelchair user drive right into the van. This is a great option if you have assistance with you when you are looking to use it. Wheelchair-accessible vans can be upwards of a hundred thousand dollars, so keep this in mind if you are considering it. Some may be able to get insurance coverage or grants from charities.

Accessible Taxi Services

Most taxi companies in your area will have a handful of wheelchair-accessible vehicles. But, they can be difficult to book from time to time and you typically have to book at least a few hours in advance, if not more. Recently Uber has come out with UberWAV, which can accommodate electric wheelchair users who do not use foldable electric wheelchairs. Simply download the Uber app to your phone, and choose the option UberWAV when you are selecting which type of ride want. UberWAV is not available everywhere and still may require pre-booking due to how new it is. But, it is a step in the right direction for taxi companies to become more accessible.

Portable Wheelchair Ramp

Portable wheelchair ramps can be a good option for those with a heavy wheelchair that does not disassemble. A lot of smaller wheelchairs can fit in the back of an SUV or van with the seats down. If you have the space, a ramp might be a good option for you. Ramps are definitely one of the more affordable options on this list, but require a decent amount of strength and stability to roll your wheelchair up the ramp and into your vehicle.

Public Transportation

One of the less-fun options on this list is public transportation. Public transportation, like city buses, can accommodate most sizes of wheelchairs. Every city will have different size requirements for wheelchairs and other mobility equipment, so if you’re unsure, it’s best to reach out to your area’s transportation office. Public transportation is the most affordable option on this list, but it comes with its cons. Bad weather, a full bus, indirect routes, and unfriendly passengers can all make public transportation a less-than-ideal option.

Roof Chair Topper

I left this option for last, as it’s not a super popular way to transport a wheelchair. But, it’s still good to mention it because it might be convenient for you. One of the most popular versions of the roof chair topper is by BraunAbility, seen below. This specific chair topper is essentially a capsule that sits on the top of your vehicle. Then, it is able to lift the wheelchair up, and then turn it horizontally so it sits inside of the capsule while you are driving. Not every roof chair topper is this fancy, you can find some that are more manual, which will be more affordable. Keep in mind that this might not work on all vehicles, and will add weight and height to your vehicle as well.

Practice Makes Perfect

The first time that you load up your wheelchair, no matter how you do it, it will be difficult. Every way that you can transport a wheelchair will have a learning curve. But, the more times you do it, the easier it will be. You will get faster and more comfortable transporting your wheelchair in no time. 

Closing Statements

There are a number of ways that you are able to transport a wheelchair. Hopefully, in the future, there will be even more as accessibility options become more available. If you are between a few different options, try to make a chart and weigh out the pros and cons of each option. This can make it easier to visualize how you will transport a wheelchair on a regular basis. If you have any questions about EasyGo Mobility’s foldable power chairs, don’t hesitate to reach out.

EasyGo vs EZ Lite Cruiser

EasyGo vs EZ Lite Cruiser

Comparing the EasyGo to the competitor power chair.

When it comes to mobility products, there are multiple companies that claim to offer convenient mobility solutions. But just how convenient are their products? What separates their products from the others?

Do you have to take it apart to load or unload it into your vehicle? Is it lightweight? Is it comfortable? Can you drive it to the terminal gate AND take it on the plane? What about the battery? Can you take that on the plane? Does it have enough room between the seat, arm rests, foot rest and the ground? Can it fold small enough to fit in small spaces in a few short easy steps? 

These are things to look for when shopping for mobility aids. It can be very frustrating to receive your new mobility aid and realize it’s not what it seemed to be! 

EasyGo Mobility offers all of the above and more. But as you shop around, you may come across something similar that is not an EasyGo power chair. In this blog, we will compare the EasyGo Powerchair to the competitor, the EZ Lite Cruiser, so you can see for yourself how EasyGo stands against the competition.

Unboxing & Set Up

First off, how many power chairs come ready to use right out of the box? The majority of power chairs sold in America require some sort of assembly before you can use it. It makes sense for shipping. However, regardless of how simple or complex assembly can be, wouldn’t it be better to be able to use your power chair right out of the box without worrying about assembly? 

If you buy an EZ Lite Cruiser, you will have to install the joystick, wire the CPU to the joystick, and then install the battery by wiring it to the CPU. In addition, the EZ Lite does not offer convenient wire placement. This means you can easily get snagged on the wire that runs from the joystick to the CPU located beneath and behind the seat. This could cause the wiring to be accidentally and forcibly removed from the joystick which can result in damages. That doesn’t sound good.

Luckily, the EasyGo power chair comes fully assembled and ready to use right out of the box! The EasyGo comes with the joystick and battery already installed. The joystick may be collapsed but can be set into place in one easy and quick step. Plus, EasyGo offers convenient wire placement. The wire that connects the joystick runs along the arm of the chair, along the frame down into the back of the battery slot. It’s held in place by plastic hooks and ties to ensure it won’t come loose and cause problems such as snagging or getting tangled. It also will not get in the way when folding and unfolding the EasyGo.

Folding & Unfolding

Speaking of folding and unfolding, let’s talk about just how easy and quick it is to unfold the EasyGo power chair right out of the box. Just stand the chair upright, push the frame in, pull the red lever located to the left of the battery slot and push on the seat until it clicks into place then unfold the backrest. This takes about 2 seconds to do. It’s very quick and easy when compared to the EZ Lite Cruiser that can be a hassle to pull open.

Folding the EasyGo is just as easy! Simply fold in the anti-tipping wheels, fold down the backrest, pull on the cord located behind the seat and pull the chair towards you until it clicks, allowing it to rest on the casters. Once folded, you can roll it behind you similar to how you would luggage.

Comfort Level

Being able to adjust to your comfort level is also important when you’re looking for the right power chair. You don’t just want to be able to adjust your chair, you want it to be easy as well. You don’t want to deal with tools when you’re just trying to get comfortable. EZ Lite Cruiser requires you to unscrew the armrest to adjust the height using an allen key.

The armrests on the EasyGO can be easily adjusted by pushing the button at the base of the armrest and pulling it up. No tools needed. The joystick is also adjustable. If you want to adjust the joystick on the EZ Lite Cruiser, you will need to unscrew the knob under the joystick. This knob is fully removable which means it can fall and roll away. Adjusting the joystick on the EasyGo is as easy as pulling on the spring bolt located under the joystick and pulling it forward. That is so much easier and faster than unscrewing a knob.

Appearance

When it comes to overall appearance, you can easily see the EasyGo has a much more sleek frame design making it look less bulky. Talk about getting around in style!

Comfort Level

Being able to adjust to your comfort level is also important when you’re looking for the right power chair. You don’t just want to be able to adjust your chair, you want it to be easy as well. You don’t want to deal with tools when you’re just trying to get comfortable. EZ Lite Cruiser requires you to unscrew the armrest to adjust the height using an allen key.

The armrests on the EasyGO can be easily adjusted by pushing the button at the base of the armrest and pulling it up. No tools needed. The joystick is also adjustable. If you want to adjust the joystick on the EZ Lite Cruiser, you will need to unscrew the knob under the joystick. This knob is fully removable which means it can fall and roll away. Adjusting the joystick on the EasyGo is as easy as pulling on the spring bolt located under the joystick and pulling it forward. That is so much easier and faster than unscrewing a knob.

Appearance

When it comes to overall appearance, you can easily see the EasyGo has a much more sleek frame design making it look less bulky. Talk about getting around in style!

Battery Power

Of course, power chairs would not be what they are if it weren’t for their power, which comes from the lithium ion batteries provided with your power chair. When you compare the batteries between the EasyGo and the EZ Lite Cruiser, the evidence is clear. 

It takes EZ Lite Cruiser 2 batteries to compete with one EasyGo battery and each of their batteries weighs 6 ½ pounds. That’s an extra 13 pounds to carry around in addition to their 44 pound power chair. EZ Lite Cruiser advertises that you can travel up to 20 miles on a single battery charge, but that’s when you use both batteries at once. However, you can’t do unless you have their Dual Battery Connector. In addition, their battery takes about 30 seconds and multiple steps to install. You also have to make sure you get the right battery as EZ Lite offers 2 models of battery and only one model is actually airline approved. Imagine the frustration of planning a trip where you need your power chair and then being told your battery is not airline approved. None of that sounds very convenient at all!

With EasyGo, you’ll get one battery and that’s all you’ll need. If you would like a second battery, it can be purchased separately. With one fully charged battery, you are able to drive 15 miles continuously. Our battery is also lighter than EZ Lite’s battery, weighing only 5 ½ pounds. Installation is as quick as easy as can be. The battery slides into the slot located right beneath the seat of the chair. Just slide it in until it clicks, turn on your chair and go! That’s it! No dealing with annoying wiring or connectors or battery sleeves. The battery does not need to be removed from the chair to be charged; it can be charged using the charging port located under the joystick. The battery takes approximately 5 – 7 hours to fully charge. In addition, the EasyGo battery is airline approved.

Power Chair Dimensions

The EasyGo power chair also sits higher than the EZ Lite Cruiser and has more clearance space between the footrest and seat, armrest and ground, footrest and ground and the seat and ground. You’d be surprised how much difference a few inches can make when it comes to comfort and convenience in a power chair. 

Final Words

These things matter very much when it comes to choosing the right mobility aid. Educating yourself on the gritty details of a power chair will make all the difference when shopping through a sea of power chairs. A lot of power chairs sold in America are very similar, and those little details can separate one chair from all the rest. Have a question about EasyGo? Click here or give us a call at +1-833-709-3499

Top 5 Best Selling Electric Wheelchairs of 2022

Top 5 Best Selling Electric Wheelchairs of 2022

Mobility aids are everywhere and they come in many different forms. With a wide variety of wheelchairs, electric wheelchairs, power chairs and scooters, the choices seem endless. As you know, finding the best selling electric wheelchairs is a difficult task.

It is always good to also know the differences between the different types of mobility aids available. For example, as discussed in one of our other articles, power chairs and electric wheelchairs are similar, but not the same. You want to make sure your mobility aid will meet your needs. Even after you decide on the type of mobility aid ideal for your needs, you will still have to choose a brand and model.

In this article, we will explore the best selling electric wheelchairs. We did our research, pulled some data from multiple sources and brought together the Top 5 best selling electric wheelchairs of 2022. We have made this list based on price, accessibility, features, and other considerations.

*Note: These electric wheelchairs are in no particular order. Stay tuned until the end to learn what the best electric wheelchair is!

 

Best Selling Electric Wheelchairs of 2022

Shoprider Streamer Sport

The Shoprider Streamer Sport is a rear wheel drive mid-sized electric wheelchair offered by Shoprider. Total weight is approximately 164 lbs putting it a bit on the heavy side. However, it offers adjustable armrests and footplate, headrest, a 19 inch captain’s seat, an 8 mile battery range and 3 inches of ground clearance. It is powered by a U1 battery. It does not fold small enough to store in your vehicle or small spaces but it can be taken apart to load and unload into vehicles and holds a maximum weight of about 300 lbs. But, it can be a bit pricey with the MSRP being $5,295.00.

 

Golden Technologies LiteRider Envy Power Wheelchair

he LiteRider Envy Power Wheelchair by Golden Technologies is another rear wheel drive electric wheelchair that comes apart to make loading and unloading into vehicles easy. The LiteRider Envy comes in a variety of colors and can travel approximately 15.5 miles on a single charge. It is also a bit heavy with the total weight being approximately 123 lbs. The Envy offers a stadium style seat, 2.5 inches of ground clearance, and drives at a top speed of 3.5 mph. It is powered by two 22Ah batteries. It holds a maximum weight capacity of approximately 300 lbs., and the MSRP is $2,349.00.

 

Drive Medical Cirrus Plus EC

The Cirrus Plus EC offered by Drive Medical closely resembles a traditional wheelchair. It has foot rests for each foot as opposed to a single foot plate, handles at the top of the backrest for rear manual pushing and a 20 inch foam sling style seat with a thicker cushion than most seats of the same style. It is foldable and weighs approximately 146 lbs with the battery installed. The Cirrus Plus EC is powered by a pair of 12V 36AH U1 batteries. It can travel up to 15 miles at a maximum speed of 5 mph. And, it also holds a maximum weight of 300 lbs. Depending on where you buy a Move Lite, it may costs anywhere from $1,499.00 – $3,500.00

 

KD Smart Chair Move Lite Folding Power Chair

Move Lite Folding Power Chair is an electric wheelchair offered by Rolstoel. It is powered by a 24V 12AH Ternary Lithium Ion Polymer battery. This allows you to travel up to 15 miles at a max speed of 5 mph on a single battery charge. With the battery installed, Move Lite weighs approximately 50 lbs and has a max weight capacity of 300 lbs. It offers an 18.5 inch wide seat and 3.5 inches of ground clearance. It drives on 12 inch rear wheels and can be folded and stored in small spaces. The Move Lite is available for $3,999.00 MSRP.

 

Drive Medical Trident HD

The Trident HD is another electric wheelchair offered by Drive Medical. Unlike the other electric wheelchairs, the front wheels are larger than the rear wheels, measuring at 14 inches. The Trident HD weighs 212 lbs with the battery installed making it the heaviest on this list. It’s powered by a pair of 12V 50AH batteries. The Trident HD offers a 22 inch and a 24 inch semi-reclining captain seat, a headrest, 2.5 inches of ground clearance and drives up to 15 miles on a single battery charge. Trident HD does not fold and due to its heavy weight and heavy duty design. It holds a max weight capacity of 450 lbs, the highest weight capacity of any electric wheelchair on this list. MSRP for the Trident HD is $9,094.00, but it can be found for as little as $2,899.00.

 

When compared to EasyGo Power Chairs…

In some cases, people end up with a big, heavy and expensive electric wheelchair that they are not happy with. They later find out their needs could have been met with the ease and convenience of foldable power chairs, such as our EasyGo Power Chairs. EasyGo Mobility offers lightweight, high quality power chairs which cost significantly less than most electric wheelchairs. EasyGo Power Chairs also weigh significantly less and do not need to be disassembled to be loaded into vehicles. In fact, EasyGo Mobility offers one of America’s lightest foldable power chairs.

It can be lifted by its frame and does not require a lift or a ramp for loading. The Elite Model offers a max weight capacity of 264 lbs., can travel 15 miles at a top speed of 3.7 mph on a single battery charge and is powered by a single 24V 6AH Lithium-Ion battery. The battery loads easily by sliding into its slot in the front of the chair under the seat. With the battery installed, our heaviest power chair, the Elite, weighs only 55 lbs. EasyGo also offers 4.5 inches of ground clearance, which is higher than the electric wheelchairs on the list above. EasyGo Mobility also offers free shipping and our power chairs are some of the most affordable available nationwide.

Closing Statements

Choosing the right mobility aid can seem like a daunting task due to the many options. It can also get confusing to choose between an electric wheelchair and a power chair. Before deciding on a mobility aid, make sure to do your research to know the differences between them. See what they offer to make sure you choose something that fits your needs. If you feel an EasyGo Power Chair is right for you or you wish to learn more, please browse our website or call us at 1-833-709-3499 and we will be more than happy to speak with you.

EasyGo vs Fold & Go

EasyGo vs Fold & Go

See how EasyGo Wheelchair stands against the Fold & Go Wheelchair.

When mobility starts to become a challenge, power chairs are one the most popular pieces of durable medical equipment available. Power Chairs are starting to become more requested than electric wheelchairs and other mobility products due to their portability, lower cost and convenience. When it comes to convenience in a mobility aid, it does not get any more convenient than a foldable power chair. It can be folded and loaded into a vehicle, usually without a ramp or lift, without being disassembled.

These days, there are many different brands and models of power chairs to choose from so deciding on which one is best for you can be challenging. Luckily, our team here at EasyGo Mobility did some research on the competing foldable power chairs, so you won’t have to!

In this article, you will learn how our EasyGo Power Chairs stand against another competitor: The Fold & Go Power Chair.

If you wish to see the 6 best folding Power Chairs to use in 2022, check out our blog article here.

Let’s first take a look at the similarities between what both EasyGo and Fold & Go offers:

  • Foldable design
  • Adjustable armrests
  • Airline-approved chair and battery
  • Can be driven to the plane gate
  • Lithium-ion battery operated
  • Front loading battery
  • The battery can charge in and out of the chair
  • Joystick operated
  • Removable joystick; can mount on the left or right armrest
  • Footplate
  • Can push manually
  • Electromagnetic brakes

Models Available

Fold & Go

Fold & Go offers two models, the Magshock and the Neudol. Since the Magshock is the Fold & Go chair that is most comparable to EasyGo, we will explore the differences between our EasyGo power chairs and the Magshock model power chair. First, here are some quick details about the Neudol Model that Fold & Go offers.

The Neudol is for individuals who are up to 5’ tall with a max weight capacity of 150 lbs. This includes children, teens, small adults and people diagnosed with Dwarfism. It weighs 72 lbs with the batteries installed, making it heavier than the Magshock model. Which is more suited for the average adult. The Neudol has lift capability, which lifts the seat and elevates the user 15 – 20 inches from the ground; this is why the Neudol is heavier. Outside of that, the Neudol has roughly the same specs as the Magshock, give or take a few inches in overall length, width and height.

The Magshock model has a max weight capacity of 400lbs, and weighs 60 lbs with the batteries installed.

EasyGo

EasyGo also offers 2 models, the Standard and the Elite. The Standard Model can hold weights up to 250 lbs, while The Elite Model can hold 264 lbs. The Standard model weighs 50 lbs with the battery installed.

On the other hand, the Elite weighs 55 lbs with the battery installed. This makes it lighter than both models of power chair offered by Fold & Go.

How to Unfold EasyGo Power Chairs
How to Unfold EasyGo Power Chairs

Battery and Battery Power

Fold & Go

Both models of Fold & Go power chairs run on 2 lithium-ion batteries. They weigh 3 lbs each and can travel up to 16 miles on a single charge. Their batteries are front-loading and load to the left and the right of the seat. To remove the battery, you need to press a button on the battery to release it. Then, you need to hold down a button and pull the battery out.

EasyGo

With an EasyGo Power Chair, you will only need one battery. Our single lithium-ion battery will allow your EasyGo to travel up to 15 miles on a single charge. Our battery only weighs 5 lbs, adding less weight to the chair than the pair of Fold & Go batteries. In addition, our battery easily loads and unloads from the front of the chair. Installation is as easy as sliding the battery into the slot under the seat until it clicks. To remove the battery, pull the locking lever under the front of the battery and simply pull it out. This can be done with one hand!

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Chair Materials

Fold & Go

The Fold & Go chair frames are made of magnesium. It is advertised to be as strong as titanium and lighter than aluminum. The fabric used for the seat and backrest cushions is not removable and may need to be scrubbed clean if dirty. Fold & Go uses puncture-proof rubber wheels that are advertised as all-terrain wheels. Puncture-proof rubber wheels can be heavier and offer less rolling resistance and grip than solid flat-free wheels. They are also known to sell for a higher price. Fold & Go also advertises their chairs as being weatherproof. This may sound promising, but even if the chair is completely weatherproof, riding a power chair in inclement weather could still result in harm to the user.

EasyGo

Even though Fold & Go states their magnesium chair frames are lighter than aluminum, both the Standard and Elite models of the EasyGo are made of lightweight aluminum and are lighter than both models offered by Fold & Go. In fact, our heaviest model, The Elite, weighs 55 lbs with the battery installed, which is only a pound heavier than the Magshock without its batteries. EasyGo uses solid flat-free wheels, with similar tread to the all-terrain wheels offered by Fold & Go. EasyGo is water resistant for up to 15 minutes, just in case you get caught in some rain on your way home. Driving a power chair in inclement weather is not recommended as it could result in damages to the chair and harm to the user. In addition, EasyGo Power Chairs come standard with anti-tipping wheels located between the rear wheels. The seat and backrest fabric are removable and washable. This makes keeping up with the cleanliness of your chair a bit easier.

Folding and Unfolding

As mentioned above, both EasyGo and Fold & Go power chairs are foldable. The real question is; how easily can they fold and unfold?

Magshock

To fold a Magshock, the first thing you have to do is raise the armrests all the way up. If you are traveling, you will need to remove the joystick to avoid damage. This is because it protrudes from the top of the chair when it is folded and standing upright. You will then need to unlock the frame using the frame lock mechanism located behind the seat. Once the frame is unlocked, you will need to grab the top of the backrest and push it down onto the seat. Then, pull the chair upright using the bar located at the front of the seat. 

To unfold the Magshock, they recommend that you grab the top of the backrest and literally jerk the chair so it can unfold before bringing down the armrests. They recommend letting gravity help with folding and unfolding, but having to jerk the chair open does not sound convenient.

EasyGo

EasyGo Power Chairs can be folded in a few easy and short steps. And, there is no need to adjust the armrests or remove the joystick (although you can if you wanted to). The joystick is collapsable and will sit safely away from harm. Not having to remove the joystick from the chair and storing it separately reduces your chances of losing it while travelling. 

To fold the EasyGo, you would first drop the top of the backrest exposing the caster wheels and fold in the anti-tipping wheels. Then, pull the cord behind the seat and pull the chair towards you. This allows it to rest on the casters while the chair folds and automatically locks in place. 

Unfolding is just as fast and easy. Ensure the frame is fully closed and pull on the lever to the left of the battery allowing the chair frame to open. Grab the armrest or backrest and pull the chair open until it clicks into place. Then unfold the anti-tipping wheels, backrest and joystick, if collapsed. That’s all it takes to unfold an EasyGo.

Miscellaneous Details

When you receive a Fold & Go chair, it requires you to install the joystick and comes with a tool kit for “monthly maintenance”. When you receive an EasyGo Power Chair, it comes fully assembled with the joystick already installed according to the user’s preference. And, no monthly maintenance is required! 

In terms of size, both EasyGo and Fold & Go chairs are very similar in dimensions. Except, the Standard Model of EasyGo is about 2 inches shorter when unfolded and sits 2 inches higher off the ground than Fold & Go. The armrests of the EasyGo sit higher at 29.25 inches compared to Fold & Go’s 28 inches. EasyGo also sits the user 2 inches higher than Fold & Go with a ground clearance of 4.5 inches with the footplate in use. In order to take full advantage of Fold & Go’s 5-inch ground clearance, the footplate cannot be in use. This is inconvenient and uncomfortable. EasyGo also offers a tight 28.3-inch turning radius compared to Fold & Go’s 32 inches.

Fold & Go Or EasyGo? Final Words

These are some of the main features that separate EasyGo Power Chairs from the competitors. And, continue to make EasyGo Mobility America’s #1 foldable power chair provider. 

If you are looking for a truly portable and lightweight foldable power chair that offers comfort, reliability and convenience, EasyGo Mobility is the way to go! We hope this article helps with your power chair decision making. 

If you are still not convinced about EasyGo Mobility and our power chairs, click this link to read about how our power chairs stand against a different competitor’s power chairs.

6 Best Lightweight Folding Power Chairs to Use in 2022

6 Best Lightweight Folding Power Chairs to Use in 2022

Choosing the perfect lightweight folding power chair for yourself or your loved one is a tough decision. It can seem overwhelming with the number of options, features, and expensive price tag associated with a lot of folding power chairs on the market. Fortunately, we did all of the hard research putting together this list of the 6 best lightweight folding power chairs that you’ll want to take with you in 2022. Before we dive into the 6 best power chairs, let’s go over what makes a power chair lightweight.

What Makes a Power Chair Lightweight?

Lightweight powered wheelchairs are typically made of aluminum, compared to heavier materials that traditional power chairs are made of. Although the material is lighter, it is still very durable. If properly taken care of, a folding power chair can run for years without issue. The nice thing about lightweight folding power chairs is all of the benefits that they provide for the user.

What are the Benefits of Lightweight Folding Power Chairs?

Folding power chairs are a great option for seniors and those with mild mobility issues including arthritis, muscle weakness, and pain. Regular power chairs are heavy, difficult to load into a vehicle without expensive ramps, and very difficult to get loaded onto a plane. With a folding power chair, they are light enough to be lifted into a vehicle and are small enough in size that they can be taken on a plane. Additionally, they are often a lot more affordable than regular power chairs.

1. EasyGo Elite Model

The EasyGo Elite Model is one of the lightest folding power chairs on the market. The Elite Model has more space than most other chairs on this list. Additionally, it has large wheels that are created with anti-flat materials and can go 15 miles in between charges. Plus, the EasyGo Elite Model ships for free nationwide. When folded, it is smaller than a wheelchair and is airline approved. This makes it perfect to bring on vacations, cruises, and holidays. Best of all, the EasyGo Elite Model folds in less than 2 seconds. This makes it the most hassle-free folding power chair mentioned on this list. The EasyGo Elite Model is on sale for spring, with prices under $2,500. 

2. EasyGo Standard Model

Next up, the EasyGo Standard Model is another affordable, lightweight option for those in the market for a folding power chair. This model is slightly smaller than the EasyGo Elite Model, making it lighter in weight. This chair is perfectly designed for travelling, and can conveniently be folded to fit on airplanes, buses, and cruise ships. The EasyGo Standard Model is currently on sale for under $2,200, making it the most affordable folding power chair on this list.

3. EWheels EW-M45

EWheels EW-M45 is a little heavier than the first two mentioned, weighing 60 pounds including the batteries. Again, their batteries are lithium-powered, meaning most airlines will allow the folding power chair aboard. This chair also can go 15 miles per charge, with prices around $3,700.

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4. Ranger Discovery

The Ranger Discovery Folding Power Chair folds down in 3 seconds to and weighs 50 pounds. Similar to the other chairs mentioned on this list, the tires are made of an anti-flat and anti-tip material to ensure you are safe using the chair. This chair is priced at $2,900.

5. Jazzy Passport

As their name implies, Jazzy Passport is another option for portable mobility. This chair is a minimum of 60 pounds with the standard battery, and gets heavier with different batteries, meaning the chair could be upwards of 70 pounds. This chair is typically around $3,000, depending on the dealer that you find. 

6. Vive Health Power Wheelchair

Finally, we have the Vive Health Power Wheelchair. This chair is moderately priced at $2,500. However, it can only drive for about 6 miles per charge, so it’s best for home use instead of travelling. It is also the heaviest chair on this list, weighing almost 70 pounds, so it ultimately may not be the best option for everyone. 

Which Should You Choose?

Choosing the best folding power chair for your needs is difficult. Regaining mobility with a folding power chair can help improve your range of motion, quality of life, and travel without pain. It’s important to weigh out what features are the most important for you and choose based on those features. 

Final Words

As you can see, there are a lot of important decisions that you should consider when choosing the perfect folding power chair. From the list of chairs that we have mentioned above, if you are looking for affordability, lightweight, and features, one of the EasyGo Mobility scooters may be the perfect option for you. If you have any questions about either the EasyGo Elite Model or the Standard Model, do not hesitate to reach out here or give us a call at +1-833-709-3499 and we will be more than happy to help!

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