At first, it looks like a smart car. Open the hatch, and it becomes a holy-crap-that's-genius car.
For many wheelchair users, finding transportation can be challenging and even expensive. Manual wheelchair owners can often use regular cars but have to hoist themselves into the vehicle and then fold up and store their wheelchair, which is difficult, time-consuming, and nearly impossible in the rain or snow. Meanwhile, custom vans with wheelchair lifts can cost upward of $100,000. Thankfully, this new electric car is giving wheelchair users a new, easy, and affordable way to get around!
Meet Community Cars CEO Stacey Zorn
In 2010, Stacey searched online and discovered...
Pretty cool, right? But when Stacey contacted the manufacturer in Hungary, she learned that they'd run out of funding and stopped production. Check out the interview below to learn what Stacey did next to help get the Kenguru on the market, and make sure to check out the 5:07 mark where she reveals a bit about the next Kenguru model.
I really appreciate and am inspired by Stacey's determination to get the Kenguru back on the market. But the thing that really blew me away is that she isn't even able to drive the current Kenguru model because she uses a power wheelchair. Hopefully as more people learn about this incredible little car, they'll be able to move forward with the next model so more people (including Stacey) can get in the driver's seat and out on the open road.
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