Honestly, we are seriously looking at a Boomer buggy X (or similar) for Kim. The cancer is gone (for now) but the damage done by the chemo and radiation will last the rest of her life. Little to no feeling in the fingers and toes, stamina is in the dumps and my own health isnt top-notch either. I can't keep carrying 100% of the load the way I have been for the past year indefinitely.
Those things are enclosed and heated (fine in the weather), have a readio/bluetooth (turn it up and lets ROLL
), gets 50km range (plenty for her to go to town and back and give her some independence) and with a governor bypass will scoot along at 40-50kph (basically city speed). Wont carry much beyond a few bags of groceries and a pizza or whatever, but that's all that's really needed. No licensing or insurance circumvents the disability limitations (she has tried and there ain't no way she can handle a car or truck anymore, no feeling for the peddles, and wouldn't pass the test)
Not perfect, but with present tech and limitations they ARE a solution in some circumstances. I personally still like an e-bike scoot, but apparently it looks something like a circus bear on a mini-bike, and last time I swear the shocks and springs told me to get the **** off.
Looks kinda like a little smart car. BUT, 8 grand for a new one. We can buy a damn decent car for that.