Benoit Systemes Light Drive 2.1

The Light Drive is a unique add-on for a manual wheelchair that transforms it into a power-driven wheelchair within seconds. Lightweight and easy to attach, it is a convenient way of travelling longer distances in comfort and without the need to change your wheelchair.

Product Description

Designed and manufactured in France by Benoit Systemes, the Light Drive 2.1 is the latest version of the popular Light Drive add-on. It features a unique friction-drive mechanism, the motors transmitting their motion directly to your tyres, propelling the wheelchair for you. It includes an ergonomic joystick that allows for convenient control of your wheelchair.

With a top speed of 6.2 mph, and a range of up to 10 miles thanks to its light lithium battery, the Light Drive will take you further and faster. It can tackle grass, gravel and slopes, which typically are a challenge to self-propel on. Should you wish to switch back to manual mode temporarily, the clutches can be quickly disengaged to allow you to self-propel again.

The Light Drive will fit to almost every manual wheelchair, taking just seconds to fit. It requires very little in the way of bracketry to be left on your wheelchair when not in use, and ensures that you still get the full benefits of your manual wheelchair when not in use - with no compromises on weight, folding ability, or need to adjust the centre of gravity. What's more, the Light Drive 2.1 is approved for air transport, making it the ideal travel companion on holidays or business trips.

The latest version of the Light Drive is the 2.1, which includes a new anti-tip to ensure your stability, and a more ergonomic clutch system for engaging/disengaging the drive. The Light Drive 2.1 is also available in a choice of 15 colours, ensuring it doesn't compromise the style of your wheelchair.

Our Verdict

We've been impressed by the performance of the Light Drive - it's a reliable, well-built piece of equipment, and once you have the knack for fitting it, it's incredibly easy to mount and remove.

We recommend trying the Light Drive alongside Alber's E-Fix system, which achieves the same goal (transforming a manual chair to a powered one) in a different way - that has its own wheels with motors and batteries built in. Both are good products, and personal preference tends to come down to which people find easier to attach.

For younger people, a Light Drive Mini is available, while for heavier people the Light Drive Plus is available with a weight capacity of up to 240 kg.

Key Features

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    Attaches to most wheelchairs
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    Transforms manual chair to powered
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    Easy to fit
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    Choice of colours

Our Service

We passionately believe we provide a level of service above and beyond other retailers that gives you real value for money. Our in-house experts can provide you with impartial advice on the right wheelchair add-ons for you, and none of our staff are on commission.

All aftercare is carried out by our experienced specialists, with a fleet of mobile engineers, and a fully stocked workshop at our HQ - we don't get a third-party company to carry out our work.

Try This Product

Our Chessington Showroom is stocked with a wide range of wheelchairs and add-ons for you to try out and compare, and our product specialists are on hand to answer all your questions, and carry out a full assessment. Visiting our Showroom allows you to see the widest possible range of products before making your decision on which to get.

We are also able to carry out home assessments and demonstrations - please call us to book one in. A home consultation comes with the benefit of trying the equipment around the environment in which you will be using it.

Product Specification

Speed6.2mph / 9.98km/h
Weight8.8kg / 1st 5lb
Range9.9miles / 15.93km
Power Add On TypePower Add-On
Weight Capacity120kg / 18st 13lb


£5,295 exc VAT / £6,354 inc VAT

Please note that there is a charge for fitting this item to a wheelchair, unless purchased alongside a Service Package, which covers the cost of fitting.

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