People with wheelchairs find it difficult to commute. Often they have to rely on others to take them places. But now the people with wheelchairs can put their woes at ease. All thanks to Kenguru, an electric car manufacturer, people on the wheelchair can realise their dream of becoming independent turn into a reality.
Kenguru (Hungarian for “kangaroo” and pronounced the same) is a compact car with dimensions being 7 feet long and 5 feet high. It is much smaller than a Smart Car. The unique feature of the car is that it has no car seats and side doors. Instead, it has an arrangement where the driver can roll the wheelchair easily from the back door. This car is only designed for local use. It can go up to 25 miles per hour for approximately 60 miles.
The story behind Kenguru is quite inspiring. The concept of Kenguru was first thought in the year 2001, by Istvan Kissaroslaki from Hungary. But due to insufficient finances, the concept could not be turned into a reality. Years later, in 2010, an American lawyer Stacey Zoren came across Kenguru. Zoren who is disabled by a muscle disease knew that this is what she needed to be independent. She convinced Istvan Kissaroslaki to move his company to Texas. As a team, they have found 30 investors and raised almost $4 million for the car to go on the roads. Now, this is some invention which inspires travelling!