Monday, November 9, 2009
VPG's MV-1 Ready For Taxi Duty In 2010
Take a good look at this car here because you will likely be seeing them all over the place next year. Vehicle Production Group (VPG) is readying production of their new vehicle, the MV-1 for 2010. Originally conceived as a low-cost and wheelchair accessible replacement for taxis, VPG is expanding its role as a transporter for any commercial company. It has been designed from inception to be accessible, with a 36" wide ramp and a height of 56"with an in-floor ramp that can be adjusted to two different lengths to ease entry and exit for the wheelchair user. The vehicle can transport up to 6 people, with 2 of them being wheelchair users, and more than double the cargo space of a typical taxi. Lock down of the wheelchairs is done with standard tie-downs and can be positioned to the driver's preferences to secure nearly every existing wheelchair or scooter. Drivers will like the fact that it is designed to be easily maintained and driven and even has the option to run on Compressed Natural Gas, making this car one of the first "green" wheelchair-accessible vehicles. For more information, check out VPG's site here.