The Kenguru electric car is unlike any other EV, if for no other reason than it doesn't have a seat. That's because the Kenguru is designed to be driven by people in wheelchairsThe Kenguru has a range of between 70 and 110 km (43-68 miles) and costs around $25,00 YouTube : Car for disabled persons
The door should raise up vertically so that you do not hit anyone on a crowded sidewalk. Or split the door in two and open it at the middle with hinges on the sides. It may be the cheapest way to save sidewalk room and fully automate the door and have easily useable manual operation.
I cant find any details on this, but I hope the handle bars (or what ever you call it) has a scooter or motor bike like accelerator break etc, so that it feels more like riding a tuk tuk or auto-riksha as Indians call it.
Excellent idea, though I assume you mean 25000.00 US dolars, which needs to drop at least 10k to be marketable, and then they need to get it approved under insurance plans, or 70% of disabled Americans cannot even consider it.
+Steve Martin Actually, the door should split in the middle horizontally. That way it doesn't stick out so far into the sidewalk, and the bottom half can act as a ramp to get in when there is no place to back the car up to a perfectly level sidewalk.
Big issue I see there is that the owner isn't allowed have any friends. There is only room for the driver! Looks like a case of zero consultation by the maker with the people thats its actually targeting. Its a step forward though.
One major flaw...if he gets in a car accident is that that car will crush him like a bug...just like those Smart cars that are shaped the exact same way. It's a cool innovation but not very safe when it comes to accidents.
What a fantastic invention,and not before time.I hope these cars make it here to Australia??They would sell like crazy,as there are so many wheelchair boubd people in this country who go to great lengths and huge costs to get there cars modified for them to drive,the sooner the better i say!!
It takes a darn site longer to make someone not disabled than it does to make a car for them! I'm sure there is plenty of research into the disabled .. but for now, I'm sure the wheelchair bound are more than grateful for this! :-)