Zack Nelson, an American man who designed an off-road wheelchair for his wife Cambry, who is paralysed in both legs, is now in mass production and is now in production for $3,750 (about $265,000),media reported. Zack Nelson reportedly spent a year and a half designing the wheelchair and named it “notawheelchair” (not a wheelchair).
There are already other off-road wheelchairs on the market, but either too expensive or running too slowly, Zack Nelson’s whole idea is to stitch two electric bikes together with a seat in the middle. Behind there is a load rack that can carry hand-pushed wheelchairs, camping equipment, picnic tools and more.
Currently mass-produced off-road wheelchairs have a maximum load of 100kg, up to 29km/h, a single-battery version with a range of 16-32km and a dual-battery version with a range of 40-56km (depending on terrain and load). Can shuttle in the sand, snow, sand and other terrain.
The wheelchair is 1.5 meters long and 0.8 meters wide and can be crammed into pickup trucks, jeeps, Subarus and more.
The wheelchair is now available for $3,750 without a hanging single battery version, $4,750 with a hanging single battery version and $5,450 with a suspended double battery version.