Kenguru Now Taking Orders For Wheelchair Accessible EV

JAN 24 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 17

Kenguru EV

Kenguru EV

It was nearly a year ago when we first featured the Kenguru wheelchair-accessible electric vehicle.

Kenguru is Wheelchair Accessible

Kenguru is Wheelchair Accessible

The heartwarming story was focused on how Community Cars founder and CEO Stacy Zoern almost single-handedly saved a Budapest-based EV manufacturer.

When we first reported on Kenguru, we stated the following:

Zoern, a wheelchair-bound individual who hasn’t driven an automobile since her college days, hit the Internet a few years ago in search of something that was wheelchair-accessible and easy to operate.  Her search led her to the relatively unknown Kenguru.

Kenguru, a Budapest-based automaker who advertised a small electric vehicle that was the ultimate in terms of wheelchair-accessibility, was struggling to survive.

This Kenguru vehicle was so remarkable—it does, after all, allow wheelchair users to enter and drive without existing the wheelchair—that Zoern, an Austin, TX resident, had to have one no matter what the cost.

Now, the story continues with Kenguru announcing that it’s finally accepting orders for its wheelchair-accessible EV.

As Translogic reports:

“Kenguru announced that they would begin to take pre-orders on their B1 and Z1 wheelchair-accessible EV models. The B1 features the motorcycle handlebar steering design that we test drove, whereas the Z1 is controlled by joystick. Both models are powered by a pair of 32 volt AC belt drive motors on the rear-wheels, with a top speed of 25 miles per hour and an estimated range of 45 miles. Charge time for the 2 kWh battery is eight hours.”

“The B1 has an MSRP of $25,000 and the Z1 will cost $38,500, but those who place a $100 refundable deposit by January 30 will receive 10% off the MSRP, according to the announcement from Kenguru.”

For those with restricted mobility, the Kenguru EV offers freedom to travel here and there with ease.  This is one EV that has the potential to truly be life changing.

Source: Translogic

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17 Comments on "Kenguru Now Taking Orders For Wheelchair Accessible EV"

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Can you use medicare to help pay for it?

If a mobility scooter or a wheelchair can, I can imagine this could and would be of great help to some.

I recall reading about Stacy Zoern and her plan to have this vehicle built. Having the tools to promote independence is a wonderful thing! Congratulations!

This car would really work out with self driving abilities that Nissan is working on.

This is a great idea.

No good darn EVs pushing the boundaries of technology and bettering the quality of living!

“Charge time for the 2 kWh battery is eight hours.” Well, great improvement is possible! I hope it isn’t using a phone charger. I’m really curious where the cost of $25,000 has gone.

$25k seems pretty high for a NEV. It’s a golf-cart with a different body.

I would like to hav u guys send me one and make videos and take orders

what say can I get one or at lest let me know where I can see 1

we could open up the carny circuit and instead of walkin down the fair ways ride and get a stand and take orders

hey we will open up shops to handle orders

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Its 2018.. Where is the kenguru car joystick model? Where are any of them vehicles! Bit of b.s. so far.. Have they been stopped? Hmmm?

I live 19438 near Phila. I had polio in 1936, don’t let that fool ya. I walked until I had a baaad fall. I can’t walk but I have lots of energy and forward look. I want to be able to get around in something simple yet “cool”. something I can get a hair cut or a qt of milk or go to walmart. just visit a friend!!!
My daily car giving expenses make it hard to buy, but I with some help “want A KENGURU” PLEASE!!! “HELP” “HELP” where can I SEE ONE or better yet BUY ONE?

CARE GIVING EXPENSES MAKES IT VERY DIFFICULT TO PURCHASE BUT SHOW ME THE CAR!!! MY ARMS HELP ME DRIVE YET!!!

PP

Are these still available?

I live in Malta I am very interested in buying a car and wants one badly thanking you in advance 99503724