Meet Huka Pendel, an electric wheelchair scooter designed by a Dutch mobility startup that makes it possible for people with disabilities to travel independently
While news of electric cars dominates the headlines, this tiny Dutch mobility startup is developing electric wheelchair scooter trikes to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. 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 disabilities by giving them freedom and an independent lifestyle.
Its flagship product, the Pendel electric scooter, enables people with disabilities to travel independently with your wheelchair. They can ride their wheelchair into the scooter without any assistance.
One of its popular products is Pendel, an electric scooter that enables people with disabilities to travel independently with their wheelchairs. They can ride their wheelchair into the scooter without any assistance and they remain in their 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 it 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 a 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 at around $14,500. You can visit the official Huka website to locate a dealer in your area.
Below is a video of Huka Pendel’s electric scooter.