SOUTH BEND, Ind., Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mobility Ventures MV-1 is in a class of its own as being recognized as the only American made, purpose-built accessible vehicle that has the ability to accommodate two wheelchair users and has passed rigorous highway crash test standards to successfully demonstrate safe occupant protection.
"For government fleets, taxicab and limousine operators, or families in general including those with one or multiple wheelchair users, this vehicle is all about going places safely together," said John Walsh, Mobility Ventures Vice President for Sales and Marketing. "This is the only purpose-built vehicle solution in its class that will accommodate two people who use wheelchairs and their family members to travel together in style, comfort and safety."
Access Services Paratransit Fleet Manager, Rick Streiff, said, "Access Services of Los Angeles averages 11,000 trips a day system-wide and the MV-1 has become an important part of our fleet. Considering the MV-1 can accommodate two wheelchairs safely and affordably, this vehicle is very attractive to us, our clients and I am sure other paratransit providers around the United States."
While other accessible vehicles are converted to accommodate ramps and wheelchairs, the MV-1 was designed specifically around those who use wheelchairs. With a side-entry ramp, ample head room, and the ability to safely accommodate two wheelchair users at a time, the MV-1 is redefining accessible transportation options.
Mobility Ventures' MV-1 meets all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards direct from the factory with no modifications. Additionally, the MV-1 is more durable and cost effective to own with an average city fuel economy of 14 mpg versus that of a traditional retrofitted raised roof van or bus at 6 mpg. It is dedicated to transporting all passengers, with or without mobility challenges, making it the perfect solution for both commercial fleets and consumer use.
About Mobility Ventures LLC
Mobility Ventures is an industry innovator in purpose-built paratransit vehicles for public and private transportation providing design, engineering, marketing, sales, and customer service support. Mobility Ventures is an AM General company. Please see more information about Mobility Ventures at www.mv-1.us
About AM General
AM General designs, engineers, manufactures, supplies and supports specialized vehicles for military and commercial customers worldwide. AM General has more than five decades of experience meeting the changing needs of the defense and automotive industries, supported by its employees at major facilities in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, and a strong supplier base that stretches across 43 states. Please see more information about AM General at www.amgeneral.com
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