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The Hex Hog: Off-road enabled electric wheelchair

Down, but not out - thanks to this rugged, off-road capable electric wheelchair that just goes to show rough terrain never stopped anyone.

You can’t keep a good dog down. Thrill-seekers, wheelchair-bound or no, have and will continue to find ways to get their adrenaline pumping. Which is why we think the Hex Hog might just be the tool that’s a great add-on to any road warrior’s arsenal.

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Off-road, that is: the Hex Hog isn’t just an electric wheelchair. Designed by UK-based Off-Road Engineering, it’s fully capable of tackling harsh terrain in style, all the while keeping the passenger in comfort thanks to its commitment to providing a relatively bump-free ride.

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The Hex Hog isn’t just suited for those who’d typically need an electric wheelchair though: it’s also a possible option for adrenaline junkies that’d rather lean back and relax (while conquering impressively rough terrain – hey, we don’t judge). It also takes the stress out of controlling your feisty ATVs, so it has that going for it as well.

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Instead of maneuvering off-road while wrestling two-handed with a set of handlebars – all the while receiving intense tactile feedback from whatever dune or butte you’re currently ascending – the Hex Hog can be steered via a simple one-handed joystick system that can be calibrated to your level of comfort.

You also don’t have to worry about battery blow-outs while revving your electric wheelchair. The Hex Hog is powered by a 48-volt 5kWh industrial battery that lasts as long as you need it to.

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That said, it’s no speed demon. It tops out at around 15 kmh (no word yet on it’s 0 to 10 either), with just under 20 km of range on a full charge. Just think of it as exactly what the label describes: an off-road capable electric wheelchair that opens up an exciting new realm of possibilities for the wheelchair-bound.