Imagine you can’t jump into a car quickly when it is raining, are unable to ride a bike, and most public transportation is not accessible to you. Transportation is a huge obstacle for people who use wheelchairs. It is often time-consuming, physically difficult, expensive, or just unavailable. This results in a disconnect from the community, an inability to work, and a lower quality of life…. Can you imagine having to depend on someone every time you wanted to leave your house?
The design of the Kenguru allows mobility-limited people to drive a car solely from their wheelchairs. Short neighborhood trips to places like a convenience store, park, or nearby mall are the Kenguru’s specialty. It’s over a foot shorter than the smart fortwo.
The Kenguru allows drivers to get into the car and drive without leaving the wheelchair. To enter the vehicle, the driver pushes a button and remotely opens the back (only) door. (No room for passengers.) A ramp comes down. Wheel the chair in and drive the car. Lock it when you stop. Kenguru dashboard. The current model has motorcycle bars for handling and is designed for manual wheelchair-users like people with MS, who have upper body strength. A joystick-steering model is in development for people who use electric wheelchairs.
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Maximum speed: 28 mph
Range: about 60 miles
Slope tolerance: up to 20% gradients
Two 2-kW motors on rear axle
Charging time: 8 hours
Body: fiberglass laminate
Interior: vinyl and molded plastic
Kenguru driver entering vehicle length: about 7 feet (83.6 in)
Width: 5+ feet (63.8 in)
Height: 5 feet (60 in)
Weight with batteries: 900-1200 lb
Shell weight: 772 lb
Estimated price: 10.000 EUR
If you have mobility problems, you can rent a scooter in Accessible Madrid (www.accessiblemadrid.com). Contact us to rent an electric scooter in Madrid . This company offers a home delivery service. If you are a traveler with disabilities, and you are visiting Madrid contact (www.accessiblemadrid.com). We are happy to help you organize your accessible holidays in Madrid. Try our wide range of accessible services (adapted minivan transfers, excursions accessible Madrid, etc). We also offer accessible tours and excursions to Toledo, Segovia, El Escorial, Aranjuez, etc, always departing from Madrid.
We hope these tips will be useful. Accessible Madrid offers a professional and specialized service in sale of electric mobility scooters
PO Box 3226
Pflugerville, TX 78691