Monday, June 26, 2006
…Now, from Hungary, comes the Kenguru, described as a small, stylish, and cheerful vehicle for the wheelchair-bound.
…No doors, no seats, you roll the chair in the back, lock it in place, man (or woman) the joystick, and you’re off!
…It’s electrically powered with a range of about 35 miles. It goes up to 40 mph, so is not for long hauls or freeways.
…It’s about $13,000 US.
…HA has no idea how you could get one of these. The website is http://www.rehabrt.hu and she could not get the English part to load.
…Auto dealers should probably take the plunge and distribute the things here.
…Only one nagging pang…Does this look safe or would an already disabled person be put-putting around in a little shell while heavier, more sturdy vehicles blasted past?