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Local Carmaker Sees Big Future for Their Small Cars

Updated: Monday, April 30 2012, 05:11 PM CDT
In an industrial park in Pflugerville, you'll find an assembly line turning our a new kind of small car.  The Kenguru is a no-frills electric car that can carry one passenger seated in their wheelchair.  Stacy Zoern, an Austin attorney, came across the Hungarian car when she was looking for a vehicle for herself.

Zoern says she found out the car on the Internet was a prototype and the company did not have the funding to produce the car.  That gave her the idea to come up with a business plan to produce the car.  Zoern raised about $2 million and brought production of the car to Texas.

The Kenguru is not for everyone.  It was a top speed of only 25 MPH so it is not allowed on highways.  But since it is designed for a person to drive the vehicle from their wheelchair, it's the perfect car for a person with disabilities to go to the grocery store or run errands.

The first run from the production line shipped out to a dealer in Europe.  And this week Kenguru will be at a major accessibility trade show in New York where Zoern hopes to make the first of what she believes will be many sales in the U.S.

For more information on Kenguru Cars, go to www.kenguru.com.Local Carmaker Sees Big Future for Their Small Cars


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