The Most Comprehensive Electric Wheelchair Buyer’s Guide

September 21, 2021

Why Choose An Electric Wheelchair?

Using an electric wheelchair can improve your mobility and independence. Electric wheelchairs can be great in expanding your mobility making previously difficult tasks simpler. Riders of electric wheelchairs can use their power chairs when going out to restaurants, parks, and shops. While also being able to visit family and friends independently. Electric wheelchairs provide riders with reliable, portable, and affordable mobility. While being a more versatile easy to use & maintain alternative to non-motorized wheelchairs.

What To Consider When Choosing an Electric Wheelchair?

  1. Where will you use your electric wheelchair? Indoors, outdoors or both?
  2. Will you be driving over curbs and steep hills?
  3. Will you be driving on asphalt, cobblestone, or sand?
  4. What weight capacity will you need based on your weight?
  5. Do you need increased performance through higher speeds and increased battery range?
  6. Does it need to be transportable? Can it fit in the trunk of a standard sized vehicle?
  7. Will you be taking your power wheelchair on an airplane or cruise ship?
  8. Do you want the seat height to be power adjustable?

By determining the purpose and usage, you can easily identify which make and model will best suit your needs. At Zip'r we've taken the initiative in creating a comprehensive and full electric wheelchair buyers guide. Helping educate customers about the differences about the different mobility solutions available.


Zip’r Mobility prides itself in improving the quality of life for the families and individuals we serve. Our vast range of mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs allow riders to pick the best powered mobility solution based on their needs.

If you want to learn more about each product click the red highlighted text or image to direct you to the full comprehensive listing with customer reviews and testimonials. 

Basic Features to Consider Before Buying an Electric Wheelchair:

Weight Capacity: The maximum weight the wheelchair can safely handle.
Maximum Speed: the fastest speed the wheelchair can drive. Typically wheelchairs drive from 4.0 mph to 5.0 mph.
Operating Range: The distance that the power wheelchair can travel on a single charge. Maximum range can vary depending on the model from 15 miles to 20 miles on a single charge.
Seat Size: Seat widths and depths can vary depending on the type of power wheelchair. The width of a seat is generally around 20 inches.
Battery Charge Time: The amount of time required to recharge a battery when it is completely depleted.
Tire Type: All Zip’r power chairs feature Flat-Free Foam Filled Tires. In addition to never having to worry about a flat tire. Flat-Free tires ride smoother than Air Filled and Solid tires.
Ease of Travel: If you plan on taking your power wheelchair on a cruise or flight, make sure your wheelchair is approved. All of our electric wheelchairs and power wheelchairs at Zip’r are TSA approved for both cruises and flights.
Turning Radius: Is the smallest circular turn a powerchair can make. A smaller turning radius will allow for easier operation and maneuvering around tight spaces.

Zipr PC ~ $1599.99

The Zip’r PC is best if you're looking for an affordable electric wheelchair. A 20 inch turning radius and 19.5 inch wide seats make the Zip’r PC electric wheelchair easily maneuverable in tight spaces. A maximum per charge range of 15 miles makes great for travel and daily use.

Zipr PC Power Electric Wheelchair

Zip'r PC Is Best Suited If You Need:

  • Long Range Electric Wheelchair
  • Wide Seats
  • Max Speed of 4.00 mph
  • Up to 300 lbs Weight Capacity
  • Low Maintenance Electric Wheelchair
  • Excellent Value

Zipr Mantis  ~ $1899.99

The Zip’r Mantis is best if you're looking for a fast and powerful electric wheelchair. A powerful motor propels the Zip’r Mantis up to 4.9 mph. The Zip’r Mantis features stadium seating allowing riders to have a commanding view. Both the Zip’r Mantis and PC feature manually adjustable seat heights so riders of any height can set their preferred ride height. A maximum per charge range of 15 miles makes great for travel and daily use.

Zipr Mantis Electric Wheelchair

Zip'r Mantis Is Best Suited If You Need:

  • Long Range Electric Wheelchair
  • Wide Seats
  • Full Length Backrest
  • Tall Stadium Seating
  • Max Speed of 4.90 mph
  • Up to 300 lbs Weight Capacity
  • Low Maintenance Electric Wheelchair

Zipr Mantis SE ~ $2199.99

The Zip’r Mantis SE features a power elevating seat that can be used to both lower and raise the seat. The joystick control easily allows you to adjust seat height so that you can sit comfortably. The Zip’r Mantis SE electric wheelchair comes with a powerful motor that propels the scooter up to 4.9 mph. A maximum per charge range of 15 miles makes great for travel and daily use. 

Zipr Mantis SE Power Elevating Electric Wheelchair

Zip'r Mantis SE Is Best Suited If You Need:

  • Power Height Adjustable Seat
  • Long Range Electric Wheelchair
  • Wide Seats
  • Full Length Backrest
  • Tall Stadium Seating
  • Max Speed of 4.90 mph
  • Up to 300 lbs Weight Capacity
  • Low Maintenance Electric Wheelchair

Why Buy A Electric Wheelchair From Zipr:

Zip’r Mobility is your best choice when you’re looking for a new electric wheelchair. At Zip’r we pride ourselves in bettering the lives of the individuals and customers we serve. All our products can be registered with a full manufacturer’s warranty. Zip’r mobility carries an expensive inventory of mobility products that encompass a full-lineup of mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs.

Thanks to the reduced costs of electric wheelchairs, you or your loved one can enjoy the mobility and comfort that an electric wheelchair provides. Zip’r offers free delivery with every power wheelchair purchase.

Zip’r Mobility offers a host of accessories for your electric wheelchair: wheelchair side bags that securely store your belongings and valuables easily accessible, power wheelchair cover which provides protection from the elements, and replacement wheelchair batteries to provide power.

Contact us today to let one of our trained experts help in selecting the right Zip’r electric wheelchair that meets your needs.


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