Mobility Demo Day

Mobility Demo Day

In mid-March Swincar USA held our second ever Swincar Mobility Demo Day at Morrow Park Farms in Reynolds, GA. Our goal was to get disabled men and women from the Atlanta Area out and riding with complimentary 30-minute excursions on the farm’s miles of trails. We had a fantastic time and every rider that signed up got to drive on some beautiful and exciting terrain!

One of the many wonderful features of our Swincars is their accessibility. Swincars are completely hand operated and do not require use of the driver’s legs or feet. This makes for a fun and exciting off road vehicle for users of all abilities. Swincars are also incredibly safe to drive and quite simple to learn!

Overall, it was a fun and exciting mobility demo day! We can’t wait for many more to come in the future. Check our video highlights below, and keep an eye out for announcements regarding future Mobility Demo opportunities!   If you know of an organization that might like to host such a demo, please let us know!  

For more information about options for adaptive Swincar drivers, check out our mobility webpage.

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Swincar USA is a network of dealers, eco-tour operators, service centers, and independent sales agents around the country.   Built around Adventure Sports Innovation – the first Swincar fleet operator and now distributor  in the U.S.  For more information about the manufacturer, go to Swincar.net We work together to show America that off-roading can be quiet, low-impact, emission-free, and SO. MUCH. FUN.

The S3’s are Coming!

The S3’s are Coming!

Our engineers are constantly working to refine the Swincar for optimal driving experience and performance.  The Swincar factory in France is now producing the S3 model, which features lots of small upgrades, as well as a few new features and options. Here’s a partial list:

  • Engine brakes (regenerative braking system): have been optimized to be even smoother and quieter than before.  Additional Braking options include the “performance brakes” which integrate electric assistance for easier and more secure braking, and “progressive brakes” which incorporate the electric-assist progressive brakes into a thumb  press lever as a mobility feature for drivers not comfortable with squeeze-lever braking.
  • Optimized direct steering:  Now that the Formula One steering wheel is standard on the Swincar, the designers have reduced the rotation angle to 135°, instead of 180° previously.  Results – easier on the hands and arms for longer drives, and especially for those with reduced arm strength.  Custom mobility options include a 90° turn radius steering wheel.
  • 90 amp-hour Battery:  While only slightly bigger than the previous 87Ah battery, the new cell configuration designed by Swincar provides longer drive time with the same recharge times!  On single seaters, that equates to about 4.5 hours drive time or 90 miles at top speed, with just over two hours to charge up.  
  • Enhanced Motor Controllers: Quiet is now silent!  New motor controllers with sine wave design are even quieter, with torque delivered even more smoothly than in previous models.
  • Three speed switch: For those looking to reduce top speed on the vehicle, a simple switch can be installed out of sight to adjust vehicle top speed as needed – potentially very useful in a touring operation or when training new drivers.
  • LED headlights: After a successful introduction as optional equipment on the S2 model last year, Swincar has made these sharp looking LED headlights standard equipment on the S3 models.  Super bright, modern and extremely low energy usage makes these ideal for our electric off-roaders. 

Swincar USA has a shipment of the S3’s on the way, due to arrive in June – reserve yours now!  For more info and pictures, check out the details on our website.

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Swincar USA is a network of dealers, eco-tour operators, service centers, and independent sales agents around the country.   Built around Adventure Sports Innovation – the first Swincar fleet operator and now distributor  in the U.S.  For more information about the manufacturer, go to Swincar.net We work together to show America that off-roading can be quiet, low-impact, emission-free, and SO. MUCH. FUN.

Swincars at Banning Mills

Swincars at Banning Mills

Just in time for the Summer season, Historic Banning Mills in Whitesburg, Georgia has added Swincar e-Spider off-road tours to their already extensive lineup of adrenaline-pumping experiences! Here are a few reasons why Swincars at Banning Mills will certainly make for a memorable vacation.

Historic Banning Mills is a premier adventure resort just 45 minutes west of Atlanta. For more than 20 years the team at Banning Mills has been perfecting the art of making memories and they have, quite literally, written the book on designing and developing world-class adventures. 

“Historic Banning Mills was founded in 1998 with a priority goal of preserving the history of Banning Mills and the beauty of the unique eco system of the Snake Creek Gorge. Since 1998, our conservancy has worked with the Trust for Public Lands and the Upper Chattahoochee River Keepers and the area now has over 1,500 pristine acres preserved in perpetuity (Forever). The facility has a historic interpretive center, book and video documentary of the history of Banning Mills and has preserved many of the town roads, trails and building sites in the Gorge.”

In addition to kayak tours, horseback riding, and the world’s most extensive zipline and treetops ropes course, guests can now explore this one-of-a-kind property from the seat of the one-of-kind Swincar. We are certain that Swincars at Banning Mills will be a welcomed new addition!

Congratulations Banning Mills! Welcome to the Swincar family. 

swincar at banning mills

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Swincar USA is a network of dealers, eco-tour operators, service centers, and independent sales agents around the country.   Built around Adventure Sports Innovation – the first Swincar fleet operator and now distributor  in the U.S.  For more information about the manufacturer, go to Swincar.net We work together to show America that off-roading can be quiet, low-impact, emission-free, and SO. MUCH. FUN.

Swincar Tours Coming Soon to Historic Banning Mills!

Swincar Tours Coming Soon to Historic Banning Mills!

Just in time for the Spring season, in Whitesburg, Georgia, Historic Banning Mills is adding Swincar e-Spider off-road tours to their already extensive lineup of adrenaline-pumping experiences!

Will the Swincars be going over this suspension bridge? Stay tuned to find out! 

Historic Banning Mills is a premiere adventure resort just 45 minutes west of Atlanta. For more than 20 years the team at Banning Mills has been perfecting the art of making memories and they have, quite literally, written the book on designing and developing world-class adventures. In addition to kayak tours, horseback riding, and the world’s most extensive zipline and treetops ropes course, guests can now explore this one-of-a-kind property from the seat of the one-of-kind Swincar. As Historic Banning Mills is adding Swincar, it is the first Adventure Park in Georgia to have this unique electric off-road vehicle.

Congratulations Banning Mills! Welcome to the Swincar family. 

Swincar at Historic Banning Mills

Can a Swincar drive across this bridge? We’ll find out soon!

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Swincar USA is a network of dealers, eco-tour operators, service centers, and independent sales agents around the country.   Built around Adventure Sports Innovation – the first Swincar fleet operator and now distributor  in the U.S.  For more information about the manufacturer, go to Swincar.net We work together to show America that off-roading can be quiet, low-impact, emission-free, and SO. MUCH. FUN.

Off-roading is for everyone

Off-roading is for everyone

Yes! off-roading for everyone…

2020 was the ‘year of accessibility’ for Swincar. The year saw the introduction of so many new developments for drivers with adaptive needs, we thought it would be worthwhile to do a quick summary of everything you can do to make your Swincar work for you, or someone you know that may need to customize their controls.

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Original mobility features:

1. The pendulum design and articulating swingarms keeps you upright and driving with ALL FOUR WHEELS ON THE GROUND. (Disclaimer: Rollovers are still possible – drivers with limited mobility should take any and all relevant precautions – but they are FAR less likely in Swincars than in any other off-road vehicle on the market.)

2. Every vehicle comes equipped with hand-controlled braking and acceleration.  Also, the thumb throttle can easily be moved to the right or left side of the formula one-type steering wheel.

3. Telescoping tie rods on the swing arms make for easy transfers to and from wheelchairs.

4. The reclining rallye seat has a deeper seat pocket than our standard seat, with higher hip guards – really minimizes potential to slip out of the seat for those with less muscle control below the wais

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Swincar

If you’ve been with us for a while, the features listed above are old news for the Swincar. These functions have been a part of Swincar since the beginning, and they work really well for drivers with good upper-body mobility. The goal in 2020 was to open Swincar driving to people without full upper-body mobility!

So here’s the new stuff:

5. The Push-Pull Steering Module

Great for folks without the finger strength or dexterity to safely operate the standard hand brakes and throttle. This option allows drivers to control their speed by pulling and pushing the steering wheel towards and away from them.

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power steering wheel

6. Power Steering
This option is going to significantly reduce how much work your shoulders have to do to control your Swincar. The power steering module makes for an easier driving experience and even reduces the “degrees to turn,” which means you don’t need to turn the steering wheel quite as far to execute sharp turns.

7. Enhanced Battery Gauge
For drivers with reduced mobility, running out of power out in the woods is a true safety concern. Swincar’s new enhanced Battery Monitor gives the driver a large visual display showing how much power is remaining, to help ensure you head to a power supply for a re-charge in plenty of time.

8. Joy Stick Configuration
This option is for our off-road travelers with very little upper-body mobility. You don’t have to worry about a steering wheel, you don’t have to worry about hand brakes. Just a joystick. It’s the simplicity of a powerchair, with all the capability and independence of a Swincar. So it’s way more power and way less chair.

Swincar adaptive
Swincar adaptive

Everybody’s different, and the engineers at Swincar are never done tinkering, but these developments are going to redefine mobility and outdoor recreation for ALOT of people. We couldn’t be more excited to get more people into our eco-friendly and highly adaptive off-roader!

Give us a call or shoot us a message if you want more details about some of the new options so that off-roading for everyone is closer and closer every day…

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Swincar USA is a network of dealers, eco-tour operators, service centers, and independent sales agents around the country.   Built around Adventure Sports Innovation – the first Swincar fleet operator and now distributor  in the U.S.  For more information about the manufacturer, go to Swincar.net We work together to show America that off-roading can be quiet, low-impact, emission-free, and SO. MUCH. FUN.

Chatter Magazine, Try before you buy, February 2021 by Lisa Denton

Chatter Magazine, Try before you buy, February 2021 by Lisa Denton

Try before you buy: From banjos to kayaks to chickens, here are five things you didn’t know you could rent in Chattanooga

If you’ve ever planned a wedding, gone to prom or wowed the guests at a children’s birthday party, you’re probably aware of the abundance of items you can rent to make an event a success — everything from tables and chairs to tuxes and limos to bouncy houses and petting zoos.

But that’s not all you can rent in Chattanooga. With the coronavirus still whittling large gatherings off our social calendars, we went in search of some short-term rentals that can entertain us during isolation. These adopt-a-hobbies are ideal for no-guilt trial runs to see if your new pursuits have long-term potential.

Here are five ideas for rentable activities that can keep you occupied at home during your downtime or that you can enjoy while remaining socially distanced. Suppliers featured here are examples of what you might find. Policies will vary depending on where you shop.

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4. Swincars

Here’s a contraption you’ve likely not seen before: the Swincar e-Spider, an electric, four-wheel-drive quadricycle resembling something between a dune buggy and a Model T. Easily able to navigate all kinds of terrain, the Swincar matches its extreme off-road capabilities with a light environmental impact and silent operation.

In Chattanooga, the Swincar is available at Adventure Sports Innovation on River Street, a company that specializes in high-tech outdoor experiences. When you book an outing, ASI will deliver your Swincar to Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center for a 60- or 90-minute tour within the 317-acre property.

Mark McKnight, president and CEO at Reflection Riding, says ASI’s CEOs and co-founders Carolina Eiris Molloy and Patrick J. Molloy reached out to him in 2018 with the “idea of letting people try out these crazy toys you might see on YouTube but never run into in day-to-day life.”

The buggies are ideal for exploring the 15 miles of trails at Reflection Riding, says McKnight.

“They allow you to see a lot more of the terrain and easily move across the terrain, especially as a way for people with disabilities to get out onto the trails,” he says. “They’re really low-impact — not like a four-wheeler where you’re tearing up the trails. They’re very low-impact and very quiet.”

Rental fees range from $109 to $250, which includes a $10 donation to Reflection Riding.

Other rentals available through ASI are electric bikes and scooters, hoverboards, hovershoes, Segways, electric unicycles and water bikes.

* Learn more: 423-591-5654, adventuresportsinnovation.com

Click here for the original article of Try before you buy in Chatter Magazine

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Swincar USA is a network of dealers, eco-tour operators, service centers, and independent sales agents around the country.   Built around Adventure Sports Innovation – the first Swincar fleet operator and now distributor  in the U.S.  For more information about the manufacturer, go to Swincar.net We work together to show America that off-roading can be quiet, low-impact, emission-free, and SO. MUCH. FUN.

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