The Airfold - Ireland's Lightest Electric Powerchair

Invented near Cleveland, Ohio, in 1958, caron fibre is is a strong, stiff, lightweight material that has the potential to replace steel and is popularly used in specialized, high-performance products like aircrafts, racecars and sporting equipment. Perhaps, Formula 1 best emobides what we know about carbon fibre, as we see it flying about the race track when the cars collide; we know it to be very light and endures the pressure of race cars that hit speeds of over 200 mph.

We also know, from experience, that it's only a matter of time before the best of technologies find their way into other industries. Introducing the NEW Carbon Fibre AirFold Powerchair from Drive DeVilbiss, this is the lightest ever offering in their powerchair range. It is an extraordinary lightweight powerchair, weighing just over 15kg / 33lb! In all it weighs just 17kg / 37/lb with battery, this compares to a similar weight as a standard manual wheelchair; an unknown in the powerchair range usually!

Designed with the innovative and super strong carbon fibre material it provides a super lightweight, slimline and comfortable solution for users who have mobility restrictions. The carbon fibre technology used in the AirFold is corrosion resistant and has a higher `compression` strength than other materials such as aluminium or steel, making it stronger and more durablle. Did you know, though steel is generally considered the standard when it comes to construction and industrial settings, in terms of strength to weight ratios, carbon fibre is actually significantly stronger than steel.

Key Features

- It is airline friendly with its lithium battery and comes with a superb protector bag

- Small and portable - the Airfold folds to a small size for storage and is very portable for transporting in a car, train or airplane

- USB port for charging small devices

- Comes with easy to reach underseat storage for valuables

- Removable and washable seat cushion for easy cleaning

- Aerated backrest provides great comfort

- Lap belt for security and peace of mind

- Flip-up armrests enable easy lateral transfers and users can sit closer to tables

- Intelligent joystick controller, includes speed setting and battery charge displays, speed control, horn on/off button

- Easy to remove 24V 12Ah battery pack

- Maximum range of 9.3 miles (15 km)

- Maximum speed of 4 miles (6.4 km)

- Airline friendly removable lightweight lithium batteries

- Underseat grab handle, for easy handling and pulling along in trolley style

- On or off board charging for convenience

- Comes with a black storage bag, for protection and for use when travelling

- A reinforced seat panel for additional user weight support

- Large 8.5” rear wheels

- For indoor and outdoor use

- Solid puncture proof tyres

- Maximum user weight 115 kg (18 st)

- Rear adjustable velcro leg straps available on request for extra security