e-motion – power in your hands.

Power-boosting add-on drive

e-motion – the push rim activated add-on that takes the strain off

The e-motion combines active mobility with therapeutic benefit. Even wheelchair drivers with limited arm and body strength can gain back their mobility with e-motion. The electric motors that are integrated in the wheel hubs effectively support the wheelchair user which has to put in much less effort to travel greater distances or slopes.

Easier to push easier in everyday life

Mastering everyday life often requires considerably more physical effort for wheelchair drivers. This effort sometimes becomes almost unsustainable with progressing age or illness. The electric e-motion add-on drive is the ideal solution to master this challenge: Every pulse on the push rim is registered by a highly sensitive sensor and translated into the perfect amount of electric power assistance. As a result propelling a manual wheelchair becomes much easier


“Despite suffering from MS, I can keep independently mobile all day long.”

Sandra K. from Wuppertal

Keep fit and preserve your joints

Sitting in a wheelchair also results in various specific problems for the body. To maintain the physical fitness as long as possible, it is important to use a manual wheelchair instead of an electric wheelchair. The e-motion keeps wheelchair users active, expands their mobility and trains their vitality. At the same time, the strain of muscles and joints is minimized, thereby protecting them from premature wear.

Two different driving modes with e-motion DuoDrive - Make your choice

With the version e-motion “DuoDrive”, you can cover longer distances in cruise mode without using the pushrim. Just set the cruise speed via the wireless control unit* and the drive wheels will do the rest. All you have to do now is to keep the track and lean back. This solution provides you two different drive modes that you can switch between spontaneously at any time, depending on your needs. By the way, the DuoDrive also works on inclines of up to 10% and reliably maintains the set speed when going downhill.

*No retrofit to existing e-motion systems possible.

Here’s how it works: e-motion in simple terms

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Requires little space – simply take it with you everywhere you go.

The components of the lightweight and compact add-on drive can be quickly removed from the wheelchair without the need for tools. Everything is quickly and easily arranged. Even in the smallest of trunks.

Alber e-motion M25 Therapeuteninfo

Therapeutic benefits of e-motion

The therapeutic benefit of e-motion, such as the reduction of strain on muscles and joints, have been proven by numerous independent studies. In many cases, e-motion can be the better alternative to a power wheelchair. Find out more in our therapist brochure.


Quality from the market leader: Our drive components are developed and manufactured completely in Albstadt. 80 % of the primary materials also come from Germany.

Alber service. We invest in long-term customer satisfaction. Our Service Center is characterized by rapid response and competent service partners.

Quality from the market leader: Our drive components are developed and manufactured completely in Albstadt. 80 % of the primary materials also come from Germany.

Alber service. We invest in long-term customer satisfaction. Our Service Center is characterized by rapid response and competent service partners.

Test reports for the e-motion

How do our customers rate the e-motion?

Where can I try the e-motion and what does it cost?

We would be happy to demonstrate the e-motion to you free of charge and without any obligations at your home. Your local medical product retailer will also happily advise you on mobility aids from Alber. Alber products are eligible for reimbursement from health insurance companies (only for Germany). You generally only pay a contribution of €10 (only for Germany). Apply for our products with a prescription (only for Germany). We are happy to advise you!


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The e-motion drive wheel is simply attached instead of the manual wheelchair wheel. The battery pack is integrated in the wheel hub.

Drive wheel 

  • Available wheel sizes 22", 24", 25"
  • 150 kg maximum user weight, maximum total system weight 190 kg
  • Electronics and battery integrated in the wheel hub
  • 7.8 kg per wheel (standard version 24")
  • Brushed stainless steel push rim
  • e-motion increases the wheelchair width by approx. 2– 4 cm, depending on the model

ECS remote control (Ergonomic Control System) - optional

  • Switching the e-motion wheels on and off from a seated position
  • Handy, ergonomic design
  • The buttons are easy to operate even with little force
  • Clearly arranged, easy-to-read LCD display
  • Reliable battery indication in 20% steps
  • Selection of two individually programmable assistance levels for indoors and outdoors
  • Additional learning mode for beginners
  • Rollback delay: The drive wheels of the e-motion delay the wheelchair
  • from rolling back on slopes and hold the position for 5 seconds to enable relaxed repositioning of the hands

e-motion DuoDrive

  • Allows driving in Cruise Mode without pushing on the pushrims - Ideal for longer distances or on slopes
  • Intuitive setting of cruise speed with wireless control unit (faster & slower)
  • Quick change between manual power assist and cruise mode even while driving
  • Maintains the preset speed when going downhill
  • Control unit is docked onto the frame tube of the footrest and can be removed in one easy step (bracket included)
  • Parallel use of Mobility App and ECS Remote Control only possible when control unit is switched off
  • No retrofitting of the control unit to existing e-motion systems possible!

Automatic battery-charger 

  • Magnetic contacting of the charging plug with the charging socket on the e-motion wheels
  • Charges both e-motion wheels at the same time
  • Automatic adaptation to the mains voltage (100– 240 V)
  • Removable power cable
  • Electronic charging and switch-off mechanism
  • Charge status is indicated by the LEDs on the e-motion wheel and on the battery charger
  • Battery charging time approx. 6 h
without accessories
e-motion with optional ECS-Remote Control e-motion DuoDrive with control unit Free Mobility App Mobility Plus Package    (Additional charge for Mobility App)
Driving with amplified push x x x x x
Separate display for battery of both drive wheels   x x x x
Choice of 4 pre-set driving profiles (no switching between 2 assist levels possible)       x x
Switching between 2 assist levels for indoor and outdoor driving   x x   x
Driving in Cruise Mode (no pushes on the rim required)     x   x
Activation of Rollback Delay on inclines   x     x
Driving with a higher speed (8,5 km/h instead of 6 km/h)       x x
Technical data
e-motion DuoDrive
Available Wheelsize

22”, 24” or 25‘‘

e-motion DuoDrive

22", 24" and 25"

Assistance Speed

Assistance 0 - 6 km/h or 8.5 km/h in combination with Mobility Plus Package

e-motion DuoDrive

Assistance 0 - 6 km/h or 8.5 km/h in combination with Mobility Plus Package

Climbing and braking ability

The technical limits and specifications of the original wheelchair manufacturer must be observed.

e-motion DuoDrive

Max. 10 % in Cruise Mode

Max. weight of the person

150 kg

e-motion DuoDrive

150 kg

Max. range on flat ground

Up to 25 km

e-motion DuoDrive

up to 25 km in manual mode, up to 15 km in Cruise Mode

Max. permitted total weight

190 kg
(e-motion, wheelchair and wheelchair driver)

e-motion DuoDrive

190 kg
(e-motion, wheelchair and wheelchair driver)


36.5 V, 2 x 4.3 Ah, lithium-ion, leakproof and maintenance free

e-motion DuoDrive

36.5 V, 2 x 4.3 Ah, lithium-ion, leakproof and maintenance free

Weight of individual parts
e-motion DuoDrive
Total weight:

15.6 kg

e-motion DuoDrive

15.9 kg

Drive wheel (including battery)

7.8 kg

e-motion DuoDrive

7.8 kg

ECS-Remote Control

0,15 kg

e-motion DuoDrive


Control Unit DuoDrive


e-motion DuoDrive

0,3 kg

Battery charger

1,2 kg

e-motion DuoDrive

1,2 kg

e-motion and e-motion DuoDrive are CE-compliant according to the European Medical Devices Directive (MDR) 2017/745 and is tested and certified on a voluntary basis by the TÜV Süd, in line with the currently valid edition of the product standard EN 12184.


  • Just one small bracket on both sides of the wheelchair
  • Fits virtually all common wheelchair models
  • Wheel can be attached in any position
  • In most cases the manual wheels can still be used

Other accessories

  • Anti-tippers with swiveling and jack-up function

    • Removable via quick-release device
    • With jack-up function for easy removal of the wheels
    • With automatic swiveling function for crossing curbs and thresholds
    • Adjustable height and length
    • Anti-tippers must be mounted in pairs
  • Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres

    • Available for 24" and 25" wheels
    • Perfect compromise between high grip and low roll resistance
    • Particularly durable rubber mixture
  • Puncture-proof tyres 1" Pro Speed (PU solid)

    • Available for 24" wheels
    • No flat tyres, no need to check the pressure
    • Optimized roll resistance
    • Traction and damping comfort are limited compared to pneumatic tyres
    • Additional weight per wheel approx. 300 g
  • Puncture-proof tyres 1 3/8" (tyre with inlay)

    • Available for 22" and 24" wheels
    • No flat tyres, no need to check the pressure
    • Puncture protection with suspension and comfort
    • Additional weight per wheel approx. 500 g (for 24" wheel)
  • Spoke cover (plain/printed)

    • Available for all wheel sizes
    • Protection from turning drive wheel
    • Printed with "Sphere" motive for 24" and 25" wheels
    • Printed with "Comic" motive for 22" wheels
    • Plain model (transparent) only available for 24" wheels
  • Coating for push rims

    • Available for 22" and 24" wheels
    • For wheelchair users with limited hand functions
    • Increases the grip
    • Completely coated and thereby prevents slipping
    • Additional weight per wheel approx. 250 g
    • Optionally available for 22", 24" and 25" wheels: Retrofitting push rim cover consisting of rubber (600 g)
  • Carbolife “Quadro” push rims

    • Available for 24" wheels
    • Special profile for tetraplegics with limited hand and triceps function
    • Optimized gripping surface for effortless motion and braking
    • Maximum grip due to a special anti-slip coating
  • Carbolife “Curve L” push rim

    • Available for 24" and 25" wheels
    • Patented L-profile form with maximum gripping surface for hands and thumbs
    • Stabilizes the wrist and ensures ergonomic posture
    • Precise wheelchair handling and braking
    • Ensures optimum power transmission and low fatigue when in use
    • Black powder-coated
    • Approx. 200 g lighter in comparison to stainless steel push rims
  • Magnetic holder for ECS remote control

    • For attaching the ECS remote control to the wheelchair
    • ECS remote control is automatically docked on using a special magnetic mechanism
    • Makes ECS remote control handling easier especially if hand functions are limited
  • Ergonomic Stub Axle

    • For easier attaching and removing of the drive wheels
    • Innovative release mechanism with ergonomic ring (no push and pull required at the same time
    • Suitable for persons with limited hand function
    • Retrofit to existing wheels without tools

Added value from smartphone connectivity – the free of charge e-motion mobility app

Thanks to the latest Bluetooth technology, the e-motion M25 can connect to almost any iOs or Android smartphone. This allows a wide range of additional functions and possibilities that significantly expand the benefit and application spectrum of the e-motion:

  • Option of 5 pre-defined driving profiles  (standard, sensitive, sensitive plus, soft, active).
  • Battery status display, speed and travelled kilometers
  • Recording and managing of tours using GPS tracking
  • Automatic discharge of batteries for storage or for air travel
  • Dealer search, contact option with the Alber Service
  • Display of detailed error messages with hints and remedies

e-motion Mobility Plus Package

The Mobility Plus Package activates a wide range of clever additional functions in the e-motion mobility app to get even more benefits from the e-motion. 

The Mobility Plus Package can be ordered and paid directly from the Appstore for iOs and the Playstore for Android (In-App purchase). The purchase price for the Mobility Plus Package is EUR 329.99 incl. VAT (based on German price, prices may slightly differ from country to country).

Each of the functions can also be acquired separately as In App purchase. The price saving on purchasing the overall Mobility Plus Package compared to purchasing each individual function is EUR 59,95.


Increases the maximum assistance speed of the e-motion from 6 km/h to 8.5 km/h

Price: € 99,99*


  • Works in a similar way to the cruise control of a car: Ideally suited for longer rides along level ground, pushing a shopping cart or a luggage trolley
  • It is activated by a single push above 2 km/h and maintains this speed without additional pushing (works also on slopes and downward slopes)
  • The speed can be increased at any time by additional pushes on the push rim or in the app

Price: € 99,99*


  • Remote control of the unoccupied wheelchair using a smartphone, e.g. to "repark"
  • Controlled via built-in inclination sensor of the smartphone or with a virtual joystick in the app

Price: € 39,99*


  • Depicts the functions of the ECS remote control
  • Convenient switching on and off of the e-motion wheels from a seated position
  • Selection of two assistance levels plus learning mode
  • Activating the rollback delay

Price: € 99,99*


  • Records the amounts of pushes during a tour
  • Monitors the driving behaviour and helps to optimise it

Price: € 9,99*


*incl. VAT (based on German price, prices may slightly differ from country to country)