Huka is a Dutch mobility startup making it possible for people with disability to travel independently with its Pendel electric wheelchair scooter trike
Happy holidays everyone! It’s that time of the year when we all travel to visit family, friends and loved ones. We take for granted what it takes to go from one place to the other. But for some of us, especially people with disability, it’s not as easy to just pack our bags and leave. It takes extra preparation. Even with the availability of wheelchair accessible vehicles, people with disability still want more independence to be to go to places on their own with little or no assistance from family and relatives. That’s why Huka, a Dutch mobility company has created an electric wheelchair scooter trike to improve quality of life for people with disability.
Based in Oldenzaal, the Netherlands. For over 40 years, Huka has been developing and manufacturing bicycles that make a world of difference to their riders. Huka is using technology to improve the quality of life for people with disability by given them the freedom and independence lifestyle. One of its popular products is Pendel, an electric scooter for wheelchair users. The Pendel electric scooter enables wheelchair users to travel independently with their wheelchair. The users can ride their wheelchair into the scooter without any assistance and you remain in your chair the whole time, without any tricky transfers.
Huka Pendel electric scooter is a unique, eco-friendly mobility solution for manual wheelchair users who are otherwise restricted to covering short distances. The Huka Pendel is an extremely versatile scooter that accommodates most manual wheelchair models without any difficulty. Pendel makes its easy for Riders to wheel their chair in and out with no difficulty. It also eliminates the need for any form of transfer and assures independence.
The Pendel scooter comes at maximum speed of 15.5 miles per hour (25 km per hour) and a range of up to 37.2 miles (60 km) giving users the freedom to reach their desired destinations quickly, safely and independently. This makes the Pendel the best and safe alternative to car or taxi transport. The electric motor means that the scooter is silent, emission-free and cheap to use.
Most of the available mobility solutions for manual wheelchair users require one form of transfer or another. By implication, it is impossible to operate them independently. The Pendel is an exception. A built-in ramp allows you to ride your wheelchair into the scooter without any assistance. Once the wheelchair is in place and firmly locked, you may lift the ramp. No tricky transfers required – and you remain in your chair the whole time.
When building any motorized vehicle, the safety of the user as well as others on the road is paramount. The company says that all the components parts used in building the Pendel electric scooter have been tested and approved by the appropriate regulatory bodies. The powerful and reliable motor, short braking distance and bright headlamp all serve to ensure the safety of any Pendel rider. Importantly, the scooter meets all the stringent European safety requirements according to the manufacturers.
The fact that the Pendel is extremely fun to ride only serves to increase its appeal. The scooter boasts maximum riding comfort. You will notice the difference as soon as you wheel yourself into the vehicle. The manufacturers give room for a test ride if you wish to verify this assertion. What’s more? You have the freedom to customize your own scooter as you please! Simply send your desired specifications to the manufacturers and they will be glad to oblige.
The Pendel is currently priced around $14,500. You can visit the official Huka website to locate a dealer in your area.
Below is a video of Huka Pendel electric scooter.