EcoCentre, a Southern California-based electric vehicle startup, showed up at the recent Abilities Expo in Los Anglese with its latest EV.

Called Eco-M, this EV is designed specifically for wheelchair-bound individuals.

As KTLA reports:

"The Eco-M offers an unprecedented level of personal mobility without having to depend on assistance from friends, family or public transportation."

Eco-M

Eco-M

While we love the idea, we're put off by what seems to be a way too high price: $19,975.

According to EcoCentre:

"The Eco-M is an easy-to-use car that enables the user to roll their own wheelchair (or the custom wheelchair specifically designed for the Eco-M) from the remote controlled rear hatch, onto a special bracket and floor catch that locks the wheelchair securely in place. The Eco-M has a maximum speed of 25 mph, which makes it ideal for any residential community, and a range of 55 miles. The Eco-M can be charged from a standard household electrical socket (110V) in 6-8 hours."

So, it's a very low-speed EV, yet somehow it's nearly $20,000.  If interested, EcoCentre is taking orders now for Eco-M.  Learn more about EcoCentre and Eco-M at the automaker's website here.

Finally, Eco-Centre says:

"The Eco-M is part of a fleet of electric cars from EcoCentre, which includes a 2-seater car, the Eco-E, the EcoVan and EcoTruck. EcoCentre is the nation’s first automobile dealership network dedicated to environmentally friendly fleet and consumer vehicles."

Source: KTLA