Canada: Daymak launches solar mobility buggy
Canadian manufacturer Daymak has launched its new Boomerbuggy X, a solar-powered, fully enclosed mobility scooter. Four different versions are available, costing from $5,999 to $8,999 depending on range and features.
The features in the mobility scooters are not the most expansive but offer all the necessary amenities for limited-mobility persons who would use them, including heating and AC, and a 60 km range combined with a 1,200 W motor. While it is unclear whether all versions of the electric vehicle will be fitted with the advertised solar panels, it has been confirmed that the most expensive version, the Boomerbuggy XS, will come fully loaded with a 80W solar panel.
The XS version will not be available until autumn, however, pre-orders are already possible. The other three versions, which are fitted with 60V 45Ah lead-acid batteries and a built-in heater in the basic version and receive battery and AC upgrades as the price rises, are already available for purchase.
Aldo Baiocchi, president of the company, is convinced their product will change the world for persons with limited mobility issues: “Seniors and people with mobility issues will not be limited to travelling only when it’s sunny and warm. They will be able to ride in the cold, rain or sunshine, giving them freedom of mobility.”