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.

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

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.

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!

Drive wheel

  • 22 x 1" or 24 x 1" pneumatic tires with puncture-protected inlay
  • The drive wheel can be attached in any position
  • Motor and battery integrated in the wheel hub
  • Quick-release mechanism to attach or remove the drive wheel
  • Depending on the model, the wheelchair with e-motion becomes 2-4 cm wider
  • Push rims: Brushed stainless steel

Battery pack

  • Range up to 25 km based on ISO 7176-4
  • Long life thanks to lithium-ion technology
  • Low weight
  • Can be removed in only a few steps
  • Approved for transport in aircrafts

Ergonomic Control System (ECS) optional

Roll-back delay

  • On slopes the e-motion wheels prevent rolling back for 5 seconds and provide enough time for the user to prepare for the next push.
  • Function can only be activated via ECS.

Remote control

  • Large buttons, easy to operate with little force
  • On/Off, assistance level, info button to display status information

Two assistance levels

  • Two independent sets of driving modes with individual adjustment of parameters. Programing can only be carried out by specialist dealer or therapist.

Battery status information

  • Display the battery status of both e-motion  wheels while sitting in the wheelchair

Self diagnosis

  • Display of service and error diagnosis information

Encoded wireless transmission

  • Not affected by interference signals, doesn't interfere with other electric devices
  • Secure signal transmission

Automatic battery charger

  • Automatic adaptation to mains voltage (100–240 V)
  • Removable power cable
  • Charging with automatic shut-off function
  • State of charge is displayed using LEDs on the e-motion wheel
  • Charging time approx. 6 hours
Technical data
Wheel size

22” or 24”


Assistance 0 - 6 km/h

Climbing and braking ability

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

Max. weight of the person

130 kg

Max. permitted total weight

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


25.2 V. 6.0 Ah, lithium-ion, leakproof and maintenance free

Weight of individual parts
Total weight:

20 kg

Drive wheel (including battery)

10 kg

e-motion complies with the EC Directive 93/42/EEC concerning medical devices.

Certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 13485:2003 for medical devices.


  • 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

    • Secured with safety pins - easy to remove
    • Jack-up function to easily overcome curbs and other obstacles
    • Anti-tippers come in pairs.
    • Height and length can be adjusted
  • Puncture-proof tires

    • Made of PU foam specially matched to the e-motion rim
    • No more flat tires
    • Available for 24" wheels
  • Push rim coating

    • Improves the grip
    • For wheelchair drivers with restricted hand function
    • Fully coated to protect against slipping
  • Spoke cover

    • Protects from rotating wheel
    • Available printed for 22" and 24" wheels
    • Available unprinted (transparent) for 24'' wheels
  • Bracket for remote control

    • To fix the ECS to the wheelchair
    • The ECS can be inserted and removed without any tools
    • Easier operation of the ECS, especially if the user has restricted hand function
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