BMW New Zealand has partnered with an innovative new not-for-profit organisation which helps young children with restricted mobility get moving by using specially modified electric vehicles.
GoBabyGo is a charity which facilitates placement of vehicles with children who can benefit, and coordinates and implements the structural modifications to personalise each vehicle to a child’s specific requirements.
Designed to stimulate motor skills, the vehicles also enable children to interact with others in their peer group, empowering them to be part of the action at home and in the playground, help them learn how to orient themselves in the space around them, and can have therapy benefits, for example by using a headrest-mounted throttle to help a child learn to keep their head up.
“We have supplied eight vehicles as part of the pilot programme and have another 30 scheduled to arrive next week. The beauty with the vehicles is that they are tough and durable and can be modified to fit new children as older drivers grow out of them.” said the Managing Director of BMW New Zealand, Nina Englert.