VPG Promotes Innovative Wheelchair Vehicles

Posted on May 19, 2010 by LCT Staff - Also by this author - About the author

The unique MV-1 goes into production later this year, and operators can now get a preview on the company’s new web site.

MIAMI — The VEHICLE PRODUCTION GROUP (VPG) has launched a new web site, WWW.VPGAUTOS.COM, which is highly interactive and allows visitors to build and reserve their very own MV-1.

The 2011 MV-1 is built in America and production is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2010 at the assembly plant at AM General LLC in Mishawaka, Ind.

Headquartered in Miami, VPG designs, makes, markets, and distributes the first mobility vehicle engineered from the ground up for wheelchair accessibility. The vehicle has been aptly named the "MV-1" (the first Mobility Vehicle) and it is the only new vehicle that meets or exceeds the stringent vehicle guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The MV-1 features a unique deployable access ramp with a 1,200 lb. weight capacity, and has an extremely spacious entryway and interior which seats up to six people comfortably. The vehicle interior is large enough to allow wheelchair users or scooter users to easily enter and turn effortlessly so that the passenger can sit next to the driver.

The MV-1 uses the Ford 4.6L V8 engine and is available with either a traditional gasoline or a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling system option. The MV-1 is built like a truck, yet it rides like a car. It has a durable body-on-frame vehicle architecture and independent rear suspension, which gives it a comfortable ride.

Source: VPG

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