Sunrise Medical Quickie Q50 R

Manufactured by Sunrise Medical, Quickie's new Q50 R is a performance folding powerchair from the prestigious Q-series range, offering improved comfort, performance and range above typical folding powered wheelchairs.

Product Description


Folding powerchairs have revolutionised the market in recent years, offering a convenient, lightweight way of transporting your powered wheelchair with you. However, many of them have to compromise on performance and comfort in order to minimise weight, meaning a typical folding powerchair struggles with anything more adventurous than pavement use, and even then will deliver a bumpy ride.

The Q50 R blows these expectations out of the water. It features powerful 200W motors, greater traction thanks to its 12" drive wheels, plus a great level of uphill stability thanks to its longer frame and rear anti-tips. The frame is made from durable oval tubing, minimising flex, and is backed up by a 2 year warranty. The Q50 R is capable of climbing kerbs of up to 5 cm, and offers a whopping range of up to 31 miles on a single charge - around triple what a typical folding powerchair can do.

All this combines to let your Q50 R access more places, such as paths in parks, which a typical folding powerchair will struggle with. Not only that, but your Q50 R will keep you in comfort, thanks to the dual suspension, tension-adjustable seating, and breathable upholstery. The 17" seat width accommodates people in more comfort compared to the narrow and tight seats found on some other models.


The Q50 R can be folded up in one smooth motion to a compact size, ideal for storage or fitting in the back of a car. It can be stood up when folded, or wheeled like a trolley. However, the Q50 R does weigh significantly more than a typical folding powerchairs, which these days vary between 15 - 28 kg. It has a total weight of 37.5 kg, or 32 kg with batteries removed - realistically this is more than an able-bodied person should lift by themselves. However, it is the perfect product for hoisting into the back of a car.


Quickie's Q-series range are known for their style, with sleek black bodywork, striking accents and a minimalistic finish. The Q50 R is no exception to this, and is one of the best-looking folding chairs on the market. It is available with red, blue or green accents.

Our Verdict

The Q50 R is a niche product. Most people looking for folding powerchairs are after ones as lightweight as possible, so they can easily lift it into a car - in which case the eFoldi Powerchair or iGo Plus will be more suited. The Q50 R is also larger than your typical folding powerchair - the increased width offering additional comfort, while the longer chassis provides more stability. It does though remain compact compared to a traditional powerchair, and is more than capable of getting around indoor spaces.

If you are after a higher performing powerchair that can still fold - whether you have a hoist, only need to fold it for storage purposes, or will only occasionally transport it in a car - then the Q50 R is well worth a trial. The nearest competitor is the Foldalite Trekker, another folding powerchair designed with outdoor performance in mind. Alternatively, Invacare's new Esprit Action is a folding powerchair with configurable seating, offering the highest levels of comfort in a transportable powered wheeelchair.

Key Features

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    31 mile range
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    Full suspension
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    Folds up
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    Quickie styling

Our Service

We offer a range of solutions for getting the powered wheelchair of your choice, including purchase, long-term hire agreements of one or three years, and the option to lease through the Motability scheme.

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 for you, and none of our staff are on commission.

All aftercare is carried out by our experienced engineers, 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. In the event your powerchair needs to come back to us for repair, we will provide you with a loan powered wheelchair from our extensive fleet to keep you mobile.

Try This Powered Wheelchair

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

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 out an electric wheelchair around the environment in which you will be using it.

Product Specification

Speed4mph / 6.44km/h
Battery Size30 Ah
Crash TestedNo
Indoor OutdoorIndoor & Outdoors
Made To MeasureStandard Configuration
Max Range31miles / 49.89km
Powerchair TypeFolding Powerchair, Standard Powerchair
Min Seat Depth45cm / 17.72in
Min Seat Width43cm / 16.93in
Min Seat Height49cm / 19.29in
Weight Capacity136kg / 21st 6lb
Min Overall Width60cm / 23.62in
Max Overall Length103cm / 40.55in
Min Overall Length85.5cm / 33.66in
Min Overall Weight32kg / 5st 1lb


£2,850 exc VAT / £3,420 inc VAT
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