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

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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.

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!

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

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
Technical data

25.2 V; 6.0 Ah; Lithium-ions, leak-proof and maintenance-free

Charger (input)

100-240 V AC

Charger (output)

30 V DC

Operating voltage

25.2 V


support 0 - 3.73 mph


2 x 60W

Climbing capability

restricted to wheelchair model

Range (1)

approx. 15.53 miles

Maximum permitted total weight

286 lbs

Weight of components:
Wheels (2)

each 22 lb

(1) According to ISO 7176-4


  • 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" 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
    • Prevents air loss and flat tyres
    • 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
    • Puncture protection with suspension and comfort
    • Prevents air loss and flat tyres
    • 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 26" 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
  • Option of four pre-defined driving profiles  (standard, sensitive, 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.