Yay technology! Absolutely bowled over by the Kenguru, an electric vehicle made specifically for those in wheelchairs. Instead of having to spend tons of money outfitting today’s cars with the tools necessary for someone in a wheelchair to get into the vehicle and then operate it, someone can now roll straight into this compact cutie and immediately start driving. You won’t be toting the kids around in this thing, but it’s definitely a fast and affordable way to give mobility to a large portion of the population who sometimes must frustratingly depend on others for rides to work, grocery stores and other errands.
Spotted on AOL’s Translogic, the CEO of this company is Austin, Texas attorney Stacy Zoern, who came across the Hungarian-invented car when she herself was looking for a car. Unable to find funding, the Kenguru was at risk of dying until Zoern stepped in to lead this now American-manufactured product. Having received lots of great feedback and reception, Zoern and Kenguru’s biggest problems now are finding more funding to make enough inventory to meet demands. And up next is a slightly larger vehicle design to accommodate larger wheelchairs and allow those with limited upper body strength to steer easier. Visit the Kenguru website for more information.