This is Kenguru and it is the first “drive from wheel chair” electric vehicle. Unlike other cars for the disabled, wherein the disabled person is only a passenger, this car was created to be controlled by people on wheelchairs. Wheelchair bound people will now become more mobile and more independent.
Kenguru has only one door, opened with a remote control, on the rear to allow access by a wheelchair. From there, the driver may now control the car via a motorcycle type handlebars that controls the steering, acceleration, and brakes. The car runs on batteries which power its 2-kW motors with a maximum speed of 45 kph (28mph).
It was initially developed by a Hungarian company and was then further developed by a Texan lawyer Stacy Zoern.
It is currently priced at Us$25,000 and is set to be launched in the US in around 6 to 12 months.
Below is a video showing the Kenguru in action:
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