Mobility as drugs
Hospital stays usually are not usually nice experiences for us adults. For youths, who would a lot reasonably be enjoying at house or with their mates, it’s even worse. To assist the younger ones cope with the expertise, a automobile dealership in England has donated a lot of electrical vehicles to The Childrens Hospital at Leicester Royal Infirmary for them to drive to assist take their thoughts off issues and have somewhat enjoyable, regardless of their circumstances. The vehicles in query are, after all, kid-sized however look very like their full-size counterparts.
The present of the 5 sit-in vehicles, plus one RC automobile, was made by the Sturgess Motor Group, situated in Leicester, England. They embrace miniaturized variations of the Fiat 500, Volvo XC90, Jaguar F-Kind SVR, Vary Rover, and Alfa Romeo 4c. Unsurprisingly, these are all automobiles the dealership gives on the market to grownups. Sturgess additionally sells electrical automobiles (likewise, we presume, to grownups), together with the Hyundai Kona Electrical, the Jaguar I-Tempo, and the Hyundai Ioniq.
The concept is that children can drive themselves to the working room and thus take their thoughts off the upcoming process. Beforehand, the workers on the hospital had pooled their cash collectively and had one available for this function, however it will definitely grew to become inoperable and hadn’t been changed.
The story reminds us that earlier this yr, there was a mini-campaign by British Tesla house owners to donate Radio Flyer variations of the Tesla Mannequin S to hospitals within the nation. A kind of concerned, Will Fealey, reached out to Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Twitter (tweet embedded under) for assist, who tweeted again that he would personally donate some himself.
We right here at InsideEVs love this idea and wish to see extra of it occurring right here. Tesla house owners with two referrals get a free kid-sized Radio Flyer Mannequin S and so we’d encourage them to think about making the same kind of cars-for-kids donation.
.@Tesla – Within the UK house owners are donating their spare @RadioFlyer Teslas to varied youngsters’s hospices and hospitals within the hope of placing smiles on a baby’s face as they go in for surgical procedure and many others. I need to purchase an extra 24 of those vehicles, are you able to assist? @elonmusk TY pic.twitter.com/iImaaT1OP1
— Will Fealey (@WillFealey) June 28, 2018
Supply: CNN, Sturgess Motor Group