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Though electric wheelchairs offer users increased mobility, they don't tend to perform very well in off-road conditions. British engineer Sion Pierce aims to give disabled people another option in this regard with the HexHog, a six-wheeled, electric ATV (all terrain vehicle) that, like the UNiMO is designed to take on the most difficult terrain you can throw at it.

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The Hexhog is an all-terrain six-wheel drive battery-powered off-roading machine with a chassis mechanism that ensures all six wheels maintain contact when moving through rough terrain, rocks and steep steps.

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The HexHog is powered by a lithium-ion battery and two sealed pancake motors, which drive the six wheels independently. It has a range of around 8 to 12 miles (13 to 19 km), depending on terrain, and a full charge should take no more than 2.5 hours. Measuring just under 4 ft (1.2 m) wide and tipping the scales at 275 kg (606 lb), it can be transported using a small trailer. Top speed is rated as 8.5 mph (13.6 km/h), and a 50 percent gradient should prove no obstacle. It also has a very tight turning circle.

The HexHog is controlled by joystick, and features a control system that moves the seat into a lower position to make transferring from a wheelchair easier. A remote control is also available for independent loading onto a trailer.

Whether it is for work or recreation, the HexHog breaks down barriers to areas previously thought to be off limits. From farming to fishing, shooting or simply accessing nature, the ultimate all-terrain chair gives independence and freedom to the toughest terrain. 

The HexHog will set you back from £18,000 to £25,000 (around ₦8.5 to ₦11.7m), depending on options.

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