Stacy Zoern, a former Texas intellectual property lawyer, has spent her entire life in a wheelchair, according to The New York Times. After losing her clunky and difficult-to-drive wheelchair-accessible van in an accident, Zoern decided there had to be a better transportation option out there. She began researching and eventually started the Kenguru car company to sell an electric, lightweight car that wheelchair users can easily wheel into.
With the Kenguru car, wheelchair users no longer face the difficult task of hoisting themselves in and out of a vehicle and have infinitely more independence and freedom, according to the Kenguru website.
The small electric car is designed to go around 25 miles per hour, making it ideal for getting around town but not for busy highway travel, according to The Austin Phoenix. The low-speed vehicle features a motorcycle-style handle bar and can drive 45 to 60 miles on a single charge.
“This vehicle will change my life,” Zoern told The New York Times. “This is exactly what I want.”
See the amazing invention in action in the video below:
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