The Vehicle Production Group LLC started production for the "First Mobility Vehicle," MV-1, the first and only factory-built and assembled vehicle which meets or exceeds the vehicle guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The MV-1 will be available in either gasoline or compressed natural gas powertrains. Production of its fully certified vehicle has officially begun and deliveries to customers will begin by the end of September 2011.
The MV-1 features a 56-inch high by 36-inch wide side door opening for easy wheelchair or motorized scooter entry and exit via a wide deployable ramp with a 1,200 pound capacity that quickly and easily stores beneath the floor inside the vehicle. The vehicle's ramp is available in either a manual or powered version.
The vehicle can accommodate a passenger in a wheelchair and another five occupants, when equipped with an optional rear facing jump seat.