In 2001, Austin lawyer, Stacy Zoern customized her van to accommodate her wheelchair, but it was destroyed and it could have cost her as much as $80,000 to restore it. So she quit driving completely.
While searching online almost a decade later, Zoern found the Kenguru (Hungarian term for “kangaroo”), an EV idea created specifically for those who utilize wheelchairs. The inventor, Istvan Kissaroslaki, had all but abandoned it, as the economic downturn they had use up all their funding and halted manufacturing. Zoern persuaded him to relocate to Texas, and with each other they located 30 investors and gathered the $4 million required to get the smart car on the highway. And in the next 12 to 18 months, motorists with handicaps should be able to catch an Electric Smart Car Kenguru!
Look into the interview below to find out what Stacey did next to assist Kissaroslaki and get the Kenguru available on the market, and be sure to look into the 5:07 mark exactly where she explains a little about the up coming Kenguru model.