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Switching to electric-powered wheelchairs

Let’s face it; electric-powered wheelchairs have revolutionized the way people with mobility issues get around. Compared to manual wheelchairs, these modern devices offer a wide range of benefits. Let’s find out why should you switch from manual wheelchair to an electric-powered one and what makes it the perfect choice for those who want to improve their quality of life.

Advantages of electric-powered wheelchairs you should know about

First and foremost: ease of use

The first advantage of electric-powered wheelchairs we would like you to know about is the ease of use. These vehicles are powered by an electric motor. What does it mean? Nothing more than the users don’t have to rely on theirs – or others arms’ – strength. This innovative solution makes it much easier for individuals with limited upper body strength to move around. At the end, it only takes use of a single finger to ride and operate an electric wheelchair with a joystick.

Reliable electric motor for long uphill trips

When manual wheelchairs can be difficult to push uphill or over long distances, with electric-powered wheelchairs this problem disappears. Veleco electric-powered wheelchairs can travel up to 12 km (7.4 miles) on a single charge. They also climb 6° incline hills. This means that their user can go further for longer, without having to worry about running out of energy.

Smaller turning radius – more options when maneuvering

Think about the last time you were in a new place and found it difficult to maneuver your manual wheelchair. Properly positioning yourself in a cramped room or maneuvering your wheelchair in a place you haven’t been before could be embarrassing. Powered wheelchairs have smaller turning radius. As a result, navigating them through cramped spaces will no longer be so cumbersome.

Stable and safe electric-powered wheelchairs

Electric powered-wheelchairs offer a sense of security. They are sturdy. In addition, they are equipped with advanced and innovative functions, such as the ability to park on a slope and anti-slip wheels to prevent tipping while going up or downhill. Electric powered wheelchairs also have advanced braking systems. This makes them much safer to use than manual wheelchairs.

Greater independence, bigger appreciation

Last but not least, electric power wheelchairs offer even greater independence. With manual wheelchairs, it is not uncommon for their users to have to rely on others to help you to move around. There’s no denying that it can be frustrating for the ones with disabilities. And that is exactly what electric-powered wheelchairs givefreedom and independence, which is what we all deserve.

Is choosing electric-powered wheelchairs a good decision?

This article has shown you the main benefits that make a strong case for switching from a manual wheelchair to an electric one. Although, we understand that this is an important and long-term decision. Therefore, if you’re still wondering whether it will definitely be the right choice for you, don’t hesitate to contact us. Get rid of all your doubts, invest in yourself and buy an electric-powered wheelchair now!

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4 thoughts on “Switching to electric-powered wheelchairs

  1. is it available in the Philippines?
    where is your store?
    how can I contact you?

    1. Hi! Thank you for your comment. We are a UK company based in Shefford but we have an online shop: It’s a very intuitive web, where you can easily place an order. You can contact us using the live chat on our web – this is the most popular way among our customers to get in touch with us. You can also email us at for more info, i.e. delivery outside the EU. 🙂

  2. how much is one unit? accessories needed?
    when should battery be replaced? how much?
    can I bring the electric wheelchair if I travel by plane? can it be hand carried if not using during travel?
    how do I charge the unit? for how long is the charging time?
    what is the estimate dimension?

    1. Most of these info can be found here: where our electric-powered wheelchair is listed for sale. For make it easier for you, here are the answers for your questions:
      – Veleco COSMO is now on discount and costs £ 620.0.
      – When it comes to the accessories – ale the essentials are included with COSMO (battery, charger, joystick, storage pockets), but if you’d like to add some extra space for your belongings, email us please at:
      – If the battery is well maintained, there is no need to replace it. So far none of our customers have had this need, so it all depends on use and maintenance. Please note that unused batteries should be recharged every 30 days as they will slowly self-discharge if they are not used for a long time.
      – If you want to take an electric-powered wheelchair on a plane, we recommend you to contact with the airline for this info.
      – To charge it all you have to do is plug the output plug of the charger into the charging socket and connect the charger to an electrical socket. COSMO should be charged for approximately 5-8 hours (or until fully charged).
      – COSMO’s dimensions are: 43.3 × 25.6 × 40.1 in (110 × 65 × 102 cm) / 32.3 × 26 × 15.4 in (82 × 66 × 39 cm) when folded.

      Please bear in mid that with every purchase you receive the user manual in which everything is clearly described – i.e. maintenance, use and charging process. We also have online support for all our customers, so no worries – we’ve got you covered. 😉 Feel free to email us for more info. Greetings!

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