This tank-like wheelchair blasts over snow at 22mph

What happens when you combine tank treads with two 21 horsepower electric motors? Something awesome, that's what
This tank-like wheelchair blasts over snow at 22mph

This tank-like wheelchair blasts over snow at 22mph

Der Zeisel. It means 'the ground squirrel' in German, apparently, and it's the name given to this monster of a wheelchair which will tear through any terrain (short of lava).

Snow, sand, mud, stones – you name it, Der Zeisel can handle it, thanks two its twin tank treads and two 21 horsepower electric disc motors which churn out 31 pound-feet of torque, reaching speeds of 22mph.

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Tearing through powder

You can kit it out with headlights too if you like, and it's even got a roll bar in case things get a little too hectic. 

It's been used to plough fields and haul gear around in the snow, and its battery lasts around five hours per charge.

It'll set you back a pretty penny if you want one for yourself though - prices start at US$30,000, with upgrades like headlights costing extra.

[Der Zeisel via DVICE]