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The Kenguru, A Car Designed For The Disabled

kengaruBy David Ponce

Disabled people have it tough. Not only because of their reduced mobility, but because car manufacturers rarely design for them… rather they design around them. In other words, cars that disabled people drive were not designed with them in mind; they are regular cars that have been adapted so that the disabled can use them.

Not so with the Hungarian Kenguru. This small car was designed so that a wheelchair bound person can just roll in, and securely fasten their chair in place. It is then possible for them to simply drive off, without ever having to hoist themselves out of their wheelchair. The car is controlled via a joystick.

Since the site is Hungarian, I have no idea what price and availability look like, but there you have it.

[The Kenguru] VIA [The Cool Hunter]

Update: Ok, turns out it’s around $12,500, and possibly even free with healthcare if an individual qualifies. Go Hungary! -Ed.







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29 responses to “The Kenguru, A Car Designed For The Disabled”

  1. SCI FI Tech says:

    Kenguru car: instant cruising for the disabled…

    Ah, Europeans — always doing right by their disabled people. A Hungarian company has made a car called the Kenguru (as in “kangaroo”) that a wheelchair-bound person can just……

  2. lolop says:

    shame its so ugly

  3. buster says:

    Ugly or not, about time someone condsidered we who are in chairs.

  4. New Launches says:

    Kenguru a car for the disabled…

    Vehicles for people in wheelchairs aren’t awfully strange, but they’re virtually a transformation of a standard car. Style has rarely been a priority in industrial design for the disabled until now. Designed in Hungary, the Kenguru is a small, electr…

  5. mae says:

    Sorry for this

  6. zehava groff says:

    i was interested in the kenguru product. who can i contact for additional information?
    zehava

  7. I would like some more information about the kenguru.

    Can it be purchased in the US? Can we convince the US car manufactures to create it or something similiar that both sides can use?

    How much would it cost to sent to the US?

  8. brian says:

    weee need this in the us!!!!!

  9. Vladimir says:

    How I can buy(purchase) car Kengeru? If I receive pension 100 $ in a month, I live in Ukraine

  10. Peabo says:

    I’m have interest in become e reseller for the kenguru in the Caribbean. Please mail me more info in this matter.

    Peabo

  11. james says:

    I would like some more information about the kenguru.
    Can it be purchased in the US?
    How much would it cost to sent to the US?

  12. Anonymous says:

    shame,Have been copied

  13. george.beeching says:

    both my wife and i are in need of transport ????do you do a modle with two seats i.
    my prob lem is walking ,my wife is a dementure /alzimers we have scooters but! the wife is not able to use hers.so im in the market for a two seater
    thank you
    gcb

  14. this is really great, people who are handicapped often forgotten.

  15. Anonymous says:

    how can we purchase or buy a ford galaxy with total wheelchair accessibility and how much will it cost to deliver it to Ireland.

  16. miro says:

    Hi everybody,
    We have been appointed the main distributor for Kenguru cars for the UK, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Norway and few other European countries – we have prepared a DVD, and some technical data which can be emailed to anyone who is interested
    Kind regards
    Miro
    Kenguru (UK)
    Thermalia Spa Holidays

  17. miro says:

    Miro again,
    Forgot to include contact details:
    [email protected]
    Miro

  18. wow this is unreal,i am a paraplegic rely on my wheel chair all the time i dont have a car, i use to ride a motorcycle but unable,i want to buy one of your cars do they have them in australia yet? how much would it cost to send a car to australia? it will make my life so more independant can you forward more info thanks

  19. mogul says:

    Hi Everybody!

    http://www.kengurucars.co.uk is not our official site. Please visit http://www.kenguru-car.com for further information or send email to [email protected] or [email protected].

    Thank You!

    Lucia Bercsényi from your official Kenguru Team

  20. mogul says:

    Hi Everybody!
    http://www.kengurucars.co.uk is not our official site. Please visit http://www.kenguru-car.com for further information or send email to [email protected] or [email protected].
    Thank You!
    Lucia Bercsényi from Your Official Kenguru Team

  21. mogul says:

    Hi Everybody!
    http://www.kengurucars.co.uk is not our official site. Please visit http://www.kenguru-car.com for further information or send email to [email protected] or [email protected].
    Thank You!
    Lucia Bercsényi from Your Official Kenguru Team

  22. mogul says:

    Hi Everybody!
    http://www.kengurucars.co.uk is not our official site. Please visit http://www.kenguru-car.com for further information or send email to [email protected] or [email protected].
    Thank You!
    Lucia Bercsényi from Your Official Kenguru Team

  23. mogul says:

    Hi Everybody!
    http://www.kengurucars.co.uk is not our official site. Please visit http://www.kenguru-car.com for further information or send email to [email protected] or [email protected].
    Thank You!
    Lucia Bercsényi from Your Official Kenguru Team

  24. mogul says:

    Hi Everybody!

    http://www.kengurucars.co.uk is not our official site. Please visit http://www.kenguru-car.com for further information or send email to [email protected] or [email protected].

    Thank You!

    Lucia Bercsényi from your official Kenguru Team

  25. mogul says:

    Hi Everybody!
    http://www.kengurucars.co.uk is not our official site. Please visit http://www.kenguru-car.com for further information or send email to [email protected] or [email protected].
    Thank You!
    Lucia Bercsényi from Your Official Kenguru Team

  26. mogul says:

    Hi Everybody!
    http://www.kengurucars.co.uk is not our official site. Please visit http://www.kenguru-car.com for further information or send email to [email protected] or [email protected].
    Thank You!
    Lucia Bercsényi from Your Official Kenguru Team