Several types of power wheelchairs may fit your needs, lifestyle, and preferences. Before making your electric wheelchair purchase, you will need to determine your physical ability, medical needs, and personal choices.
The following list of companies represents the most popular power wheelchair manufacturers and top brands in North America. They have an extensive product line that ranges from standard manual to motorized electric wheelchairs.
Pride Mobility power wheelchairs are some of the popular power chairs on the market. Pride wheelchairs are portable, built with Active-Trac® ATX Suspension for enhanced performance over varied terrain.
The best selling power wheelchair from Pride is the Jazzy 1450 model. It has a weight capacity of 600 pounds and a maximum speed of 4.5 mph. This bestseller has a travel range of 12 miles and it features a 26.50” turning radius.
About Pride Mobility
Pride Mobility Products Corporation is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of mobility products including electric wheelchairs. Their most popular line includes Jazzy Power Chairs, Go-Go Travel Mobility, and Pride Mobility Scooters. The company is based in Exeter, Pennsylvania and has offices around the world. Pride Mobility has been in business since 1986.
Pride Mobility power wheelchair models:
- Go Chair
- Jazzy 1450
- Jazzy 600 ES
- Jazzy 614 HD
- Jazzy Air 2
- Jazzy Elite 14
- Jazzy Elite ES
- Jazzy Elite ES Portable
- Jazzy Elite ES-1
- Jazzy Elite HD
- Jazzy Passport
- Jazzy Select
- Jazzy Select 6
- Jazzy Select 6 2.0
- Jazzy Select Elite
Drive Medical is one of the largest medical equipment companies in the world. Drive was formed in January 2000 under the name Medical Depot, Inc.
The name change was due to the desire to reflect the company’s goals of providing mobility products globally. The company grew rapidly and in 2015, acquired Devilbiss Health Care and is now known as Drive Devilbiss Healthcare. They passionately manufacture excellent wheelchairs that help improve the lives of those with mobility issues. Their most popular option is the Cirrus Plus folding wheelchair.
Drive power wheelchair models:
- Cirrus Plus EC
- Cirrus Plus HD
- Titan AXS Mid-Wheel Drive
- Titan LTE portable
- Titan P22
- Titan X16
- Titan X23
- Trident HD
Invacare is the global leader of home medical products that promote recovery and active lifestyles. Invacare is based in Elyria, Ohio and markets its products in 80 countries around the world. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol IVC.
Based on data from Invacare's latest SEC filings, the company employees over 4,600 people. Invacare's top competitor is Karman Healthcare.
Invacare power wheelchair models:
Karman Healthcare has been a leading innovator in the manufacture and distribution of home medical products and power wheelchairs since 1994.
Karman brand carries over 100 models, and variations of wheelchairs to choose from.
Karman's popular electric wheelchair model is Tranzit Go.
Some of the categories include ergonomic, lightweight, transport, standing, and tilt are just a few of the many types of power wheelchairs they offer.
Many of their electric wheelchairs are foldable, transportable, lightweight, anti-bacterial, and anti-staining.
Their corporate headquarter is located in the City of Industry in California.
Karman power wheelchair models:
- Tranzit Go
- XO-202 Junior
- XO-55 Horizon
Golden Technologies was founded in 1985 and is a family-owned and operated company. Their medical equipment products are made in America with domestic and imported materials.
The company is based Old Forge, PA with over 400 employees. In 2003 Golden Technologies was awarded the U.S. Veteran’s Administration contract to supply their Companion scooters to all U.S. Veterans through Veterans Administration Medical Centers throughout the nation.
Golden's most popular power wheelchair is the all-new Alante Sport. This popular wheelchair features front-wheel drive, adjustable armrests, flat-free tires, and a high back captain’s seat.
Golden power wheelchair models:
- Alante Sport
- Compass HD
- Compass Sport
- Compass TRO
- LiteRider PTC
The Shoprider brand is known to be one of the most reliable in the industry due to its long-lasting, durable electric wheelchairs and most technically advanced due to stringent ISO9001 quality standards.
Their best seller is the Jimmie Power Wheelchair that is designed and built durability. It features 10 miles of drive time, holds a weight capacity of 250 pounds, has puncture-proof tires, and goes as fast as 3.75 mph.
Shoprider was the first wheelchair manufacturer to use powerful and lightweight lithium batteries for the power chair models.
Shoprider power wheelchair models:
- Jet Stream L
- Streamer Sport
- 6Runner 10
- 6Runner 14
- XLR Plus
- XLR 14
Merits Health USA
Merits Health USA was founded In 1985. They manufacture innovative healthcare products for people with mobility issues.
Merits built its first wheelchair in Taichung, Taiwan, and today is considered one of the leading mobility product manufacturers.
The company is headquartered in Cape Coral, Florida, and has global office locations in Santa Fe Springs, CA, Taichung, Taiwan, and Jiangsu, China.
One of their popular power wheelchair models is the P312 Compact FWD/RWD Dualer. This power wheelchair features an easy to convert from rear to front-wheel drive, 2-in-1 powerbase, 300-pound weight capacity, 22” low seat height, and a turning radius of 53.34 cm or 21” inches.
Merits power wheelchair models:
- P171 / P101W
- P31311 w/PSL
In 1919, Ottobock laid the foundation for what is today the global market leader in prosthetics in Berlin, Germany. The company is known for manufactures products like prostheses, braces, orthoses, children’s wheelchairs, cushions, and accessories.
Ottobock has over 46 locations reaching more than 100 countries. The company is headquartered in Duderstadt, Germany, and has more than 5,000 employees.
Ottobock power wheelchair models:
- C1000 SF
- Juvo B4
In 1966, Permobil launched its first wheelchair, and a year later, the company was born. Founded by Dr. Per Uddén, he was driven by a passion for finding new solutions to the problems he encountered in his work as a doctor.
Today they are a world leader in complex rehab technology. Permobil makes customized power and manual wheelchairs, as well as wheelchair cushions, back support, and skin protection.
Permobil is part of Patricia Industries, a subsidiary of Investor AB and is headquartered in Sweden. Permobil has 1600 team members in 17 countries around the world.
The three companies that make up Permobil are Permobil, TiLite, and ROHO.
Permobil power wheelchair models:
- F5 Corpus VS
- F5 Corpus
- F3 Corpus
- M1 M5 Corpus
- M3 Corpus
- M300 Corpus HD
- K450 MX
- M300 PS Jr.
- K300 PS Jr.
- Koola R-Net
- K450 MX
- F5 Corpus VS
Hoveround Corporation is an American corporation that manufactures and distributes the Hoveround brand of power wheelchairs and sells scooters, lifts, ramps, and power chair accessories.
Hoveround was founded in 1992 by former nurse and inventor Tom Kruse. He blended the word “hover” with the Beach Boys’ song “I Get Around.” Kruse had been listening to the song on the radio while driving to a power chair promotional event and came up with the Hoveround name.
On June 28, 1994, Hoveround began selling its power wheelchairs direct to the customer. Within 90 days, Hoveround was profitable.
Today, Hoveround has become the largest direct-to-consumer manufacturer of the maneuverable, reliable, and compact electric wheelchairs available in the United States.
Hoveround power wheelchair models:
- Technique FWD
- Technique XHD
- Technique HD6
The above popular power wheelchair brands provide a range of wheelchair types. The key to choosing the right wheelchair model and brand is to have the features that meet your lifestyle and needs for comfort and durability.
400 lbs weight capacity on a lightweight power wheelchair
Perfect for travel and portbale for easy transport
31” turning radius can be used for indoors and outdoors
Reaches top speeds of up to 3.7 mph