Light Drive 2.1


Light Drive 2.1

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The Light Drive 2.1 is an electric motor for manual wheelchair transforming into an ultra-light, high performance electric driveable wheelchair in 20 seconds!

An extended colour range, a new anti-tip, a more ergonomic clutch system… LIGHT DRIVE 2.1 is changing in order to make life even more beautiful!

The motor attachment simply hooks onto the rear of most rigid or folding manual wheelchairs.

Light Drive 2.1 is operated by a joystick while maintaining the chair’s manoeuvrability – it stop’s when you let go of the joystick and has a 360-degree movement including full reversal

By releasing a clutch, you can choose when to switch between assisted power or manual use.

Safety is an important factor with a downhill braking feature in place that automatically controls your decent.

Benoit Systemes have designed the Light Drive 2.1 to be a robust & reliable power assistance add on for your manual wheelchair.

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  • Turns your self-propelled wheelchair into a power chair in seconds
  • Climb hills with no effort, coast across grass, sweep along gravel paths and uneven pavers!
  • Top speed 10km/h
  • Range 14km-16km on one battery charge
  • Funded by NDIS



Price does not include installation as this cost varies between dealers across our Australia-wide network. Find your price here.

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Why Light Drive 2.1?

  • The unit is easy to unhook from the wheelchair making it an in- expensive power device to transport via a vehicle – no need for an expensive adaptive van for transportation.
  • Provides wheelers with extra power while maintaining exercise, muscle tone, strength and energy.
  • Avoids the need to switch to a heavy power chair.
  • Can be fitted to kids’ wheelchairs with minimum width of 40 cm between wheels.

The features of The Light Drive 2.1!









15 TO 18 KM


Who uses the Light Drive 2.1?

  • People with disabilities (all ages)
  • Elderly
  • Existing power wheelchair users


People with the following conditions:

  • Stroke
  • Heart condition
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Hemiplegia
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myopathy
  • lower-limb amputations
  • Spastic diplegia or Little’s Disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Parkinsons

Turn your manual wheelchair into an ultra light power chair in 20 seconds!

The Light Drive powers the existing (self-propelled) wheels on your wheelchair and does not alter the dynamics.

Now with your added power, you’ll be able to face almost all terrains.

It’s simplicity to attach and operate means your journeys become much easier to complete.

Transporting your wheelchair with Light Drive 2.1 is effortless when traveling by vehicle. All parts to the Light Drive detach from your manual wheelchair which is a huge advantage over any fixed power electric wheelchair on the market.

Attaching the Light Drive 2.1 can be done in 4 steps

Attaching the unit to your rigid or folding manual wheelchair takes 20 seconds!

Using two pre-installed plates (on the rear of the wheelchair), attach the Light Drive unit by hooking onto these then fasten by pulling the two locking handles outward.

Place the power add-on the hooks of the wheelchair.

1. Place the power add-on onto the hooks at the rear of your wheelchair.

Slide the battery rack on the support, the connection is automatic.

2. Slide the battery rack on the support, the connection is automatic.

Attach the controller to the supplied bracket on your wheelchair.

3. Attach the controller to the supplied bracket on your wheelchair.

Anti tipper attached to the Light Drive power addon.

4. Attach the anti-tip wheel.

Advantages of The Light Drive 2.1

The Light Drive is controlled with a joystick and yet remains as manoeuvrable and as easy to use as a manual chair.

By releasing the clutch you can free wheel giving you the freedom to choose when to use it.

The Light Drive gives you the independence to go where you want at your own pace – climb hills with no effort, coast across grass, sweep along gravel paths and uneven pavers – in short, most things pedestrians can do.

User Controller Operation

Light Drive 2.1 joystick hand control

User Operated

  • Control your LightDrive using a joystick controller that attaches to a bracket, mounted to the side of your wheelchair
  • Turn your manual wheelchair into an ultra-light power chair in seconds
  • Transports easily in any vehicle
  • Independence to go where you want
  • By releasing the clutch you can free wheel giving you the choice when to use it

An extended colour range!


  •   Black
  •   White
  •   Blue
  •   Red
  •   Khaki


  •   Midnight Blue
  •   Grey
  •   Silver
  •   Copper
  •   Champagne Gold


  •   Sky Blue
  •   Pink
  •   Green
  •   Yellow
  •   Orange

Tyres durable enough to last the journey

With the added power to your wheelchair, you’re likely to travel further distances facing many  terrains.

If your wheelchair is not equipped with suitable tyres to handle these conditions, your tyres are likely to deteriorate quite quickly.

With optimum performance and puncture resistance in mind, our choice of tyre is the Schwalbe Marathon Plus.

Marathon Plus made by Schwalbe. Puncture resistant tyres built to last. Marathon Plus tyre with embedded thumb tacs

Am I Eligible For Funding Support?

You may be eligible to receive funding support.

Your Occupational Therapist normally applies for this on your behalf through the NDIS or state agency.

To see if you’re eligible for funding support through the NDIS, visit the NDIS checklist.

Your Occupational Therapist will also need a quote from us during the application lodging process.


Technical Data

Light Drive Vs. Smart Drive MX2

Demonstration Video



User review from Stephanie
Getting about became natural! LIGHT DRIVE has let me regain my freedom and independence … it really does go anywhere, nothing stops it: stony paths, grass, even steep ascents and descents, and it’s effortless! It even manages the pavements in town: first class! What a comfort it is to go for a stroll without having to struggle with one’s wheels, to be able to chat with one’s friends in peace, … getting about becomes natural!
Jean-Claude user review
I am more self-sufficient. My Light Drive helps me, all year round, to go shopping with my wife, to stroll through shopping centres and, on fine days, to wander around jumble sales, car boot sales and markets. Since I’ve had my Light Drive, I’m more self-sufficient. I no longer have to have somebody with me all the time.

Will this fit my wheelchair?

The Light Drive can be fitted onto any self-propel wheelchair except those with suspension or those with wheels smaller than 20 inches.

If you’re unsure whether the Light Drive is suitable to fit your manual wheelchair, feel free to contact us.


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