MV-1 launches 'Cash for Conversion Clunkers' program

Posted on February 28, 2012

The Vehicle Production Group LLC (VPG) announced its forthcoming "Cash for Conversion Clunkers" incentive program, which will provide consumers a $3,500 allowance towards the purchase of a new MV-1, and up to $5,500 each toward the purchase of five or more MV-1 vehicles by fleet operators.

Made in Mishawaka, Ind., the MV-1 is the only vehicle built from the ground up as a wheelchair-accessible vehicle. It features a fully-deployable side ramp, can accommodate up to six occupants — including wheelchairs and motorized scooters — and offers an environmentally-friendly compressed natural gas engine.

The Cash for Conversion Clunkers program begins on March 1, 2012 and ends on May 31, 2012 and will be in effect at all VPG dealerships nationwide.

The MV-1 also meets or exceeds vehicle guidelines under the Americans with Disabilities Act and does not require an exemption under the Federal Transit Administration's Buy America program.


View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

FTA issues guidance on how transit agencies can implement ADA

To enhance understanding of the Act, the new circular offers a user-friendly, one-stop resource on its requirements.

CTED workshop to focus on ADA requirements, small bus inspections

The course is instructed by Halsey King, a well renowned speaker and writer on maintenance and technology issues, that includes repair, inspection and management of vehicle fleets.

S.D. council softening stance against raising paratransit fares

The about-face came just six days after an internal audit of the city's public transportation system was released to the council. In it is a recommendation to raise paratransit rates to $2.50 a ride from the $2 fee riders have paid since 1996.

AC Transit, BART celebrates ADA's 25th anniversary, new paratransit office

Since the ADA’s signing in 1990, AC Transit and BART have worked to ensure disabled residents are able to enjoy the many benefits of public transportation. The two agencies joined together in 1994 to form the East Bay Paratransit Consortium.

Chicago Pace's draft budget includes paratransit shortfall

A paratransit fare increase may be proposed to fill the gap; however, Pace Executive Director T.J. Ross acknowledged it would be very difficult for those riders to absorb.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment


Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close