How much does an Electric Wheelchair cost? – Active Mobility Ltd

How much does an Electric Wheelchair cost?

How much does an Electric Wheelchair Cost?

There are two versions of Electric Wheelchairs (Powerchairs).  The standard Electric Wheelchairs generally comes with a basic seat or a captain seat and are only available in one size, some offer a couple of options on seat widths.  The second version is Prescriptive Electric Wheelchair, which has many options, and the chair is made to your requirements.  This is important for people who use their Electric Wheelchairs for long period of times.

Standard Electric Wheelchair prices

Standard Electric Wheelchairs are available in the same class options as a Mobility Scooter

  • Folding Electric Wheelchair range from £1,400 to £3,000
  • Portable Electric wheelchairs range from £995 to £3,500
  • 4mph Electric Wheelchairs range from £1,500 to £4,000

Prescriptive Electric Wheelchairs

Prescriptive Electric Wheelchairs really depends on what options you choose for your new chair.  All Prescriptive Electric Wheelchairs have a starting price, which can be from £3,000 to £15,500 depending on manufacturer.  They will also vary what they include in the base price.

The actual price you pay will depend on what options you choose or need. 

What are these options?

You may have specific seating requirements, or you want a better grade of seat and back cushion. To upgrade a seat Cushion can be from £100 to £718 and to upgrade the back cushion can be from £130 to £793.

Recline and Tilt are a good option upgrade as this can relieve pressure and re-distribute your weight through out the day. Power reclines enables you to adjust your seat to back angle in a similar manner to how a seat would recline in a car.  Powered Tilt can start from £345 and power Recline from £475.

A very popular feature is the Seat Elevator, which raises you up so you can reach items in wall cupboards, talk to other people at eye level and this function can start from £872 to £2,255.

Powered leg rests are a great addition for leg support and help you to raise your legs whenever you need to reduce swelling.  These start from £571.

The joystick can be upgraded, with some having built-in Bluetooth and i-drive technology where you can connect your smart devices to your joystick. With prices from £116 to £1176.

If you have reduced mobility in your hands, you can upgrade the joystick knob, these can be between £35 - £62.

Another excellent function is the attendant control, if you become ill, or tired, you can transfer control of the chair to your companion, this can be between £338 - £641.

Some Electric Wheelchairs give you option to choose larger batteries, to give you an increased range, typically this may be £150 to upgrade the batteries, which in turns means you need a larger charger which can be approx. £200.

Each Electric Wheelchair comes with a list of options you can choose to enhance your life, but this varies from Manufacturer and Electric Wheelchair you choose.  For example, USB port, phone/tablet holder, lighting kits, cupholders, crutch holders, bags, etc.

Most manufacturers have the order form on their product page for each Electric Wheelchair, so you can see what the prices are and the different options available.  These forms can usually be found at the bottom of the product page.

Here is the link for the 3 main manufacturers we use.

Power Wheelchairs by QUICKIE | Sunrise Medical

Outdoor/Indoor Wheelchairs - Invacare UK

Indoor/Outdoor Wheelchairs - Invacare UK

Powerchairs - Quantum Rehab

What should I consider when choosing my product?

  • Your budget
  • Your height and weight
  • How easy it is to get on and off
  • Your typical journey types (hills, distance, public roads, kerbs etc)
  • Seat comfort for longer journeys
  • How solid or air-filled tyres affect the comfort of the ride
  • Where you could keep it at home and charge it up
  • The amount of shopping you will carry
  • Will you need to get the chair through your front door?
  • Will you need to get the chair into a car?
  • How your disability affects you now and, in the future,

Your local dealer will be able to guide you through the whole process, so you have the right product for you and your needs.  Your chosen dealer can handle everything for you, including servicing, maintenance, and repairs.

How do I find my Electric Wheelchair?

You can research online the different Electric Wheelchairs available to you, which will give you an idea of what is available.  But how do you know which one is right for you?  The list above on ‘what should I consider when choosing your product’ is a great place to start.  The next step is to speak with your local dealer who specialises in Prescriptive Electric Wheelchairs, not all local dealers provide prescriptive Electric Wheelchairs.

By discussing your needs with a Prescriptive advisor, they can advise on which Electric Wheelchairs may be the best ones for you to consider.  Plus explain and show you the benefits of the options explained above. 

The next step is to try out these models in your home or at the dealer’s showroom.  Once the assessment has been completed you will be provided with a quote for the total price of all the options you have discussed. 

How do I pay?

Once you have decided to purchase your new Electric Wheelchair a 60% deposit is required on confirmation of your order.  When your new Electric Wheelchair is ready to be delivered to you, we will call you to arrange an appointment to deliver your new chair and this is when the balance outstanding is required to be paid.

What is included in the price?

This price quoted is the total price you will pay with no hidden fees.  This price includes the delivery of your new Electric Wheelchair, and typically some adjustments may be required after the initial assessment.  If you need further help or adjustments, we include 2 further visits included in our price.

Some Dealers will charge a fee for the initial consultation and delivery.  At Active Mobility, this service is free.

Ready to get started?

Give our team a call on 01789 339731 we are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, we’re always happy to assist you.


There are two versions of Electric Wheelchairs, standard and Prescriptive that is built for you.  Electric Wheelchairs cost anywhere between £995 to £15,500 for a basic model, and the prescriptive Electric Wheelchairs offers a wide range of options to make your new Electric Wheelchair bespoke to you.

Every person’s needs are different, so it is important to have a full assessment, so your new Electric Wheelchair is right for you.

Finding the right Electric Wheelchair for you will have a positive impact on your day-to-day life.

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Tracy Suther