New MV-1 Van, First-Ever Built for People With Disabilities, on Display in Detroit
A vehicle that will make a major difference in the lives of people with disabilites is on display at the North American International Auto Show. The MV-1, built by South Florida-based Vehicle Production Group LLC (VPG), is the first mobility vehicle that was designed specifically for wheelchair accessibility. The MV-1 comes equipped with a deployable integrated ramp for quick and easy passenger access, and has a spacious interior that can accommodate up to six occupants, with the optional jumpseat. Unlike vans that have been modified, the MV-1 meets federal crash test standards. The MV-1 is the only factory-built vehicle that meets or exceeds the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It's powered by a V-8 engine, with an optional natural gas powered engine. At $41,000, the MV-1 costs significantly less than a conversion van and is assembled by AM General LLC at their facility in in Mishawaka, Indiana.