The MV-1 Is an Amazing Wheelchair Accesible Van

Model 1 | May 4, 2015

The MV-1 Is an Amazing Wheelchair Accesible Van

When choosing a wheelchair accessible vehicle there are several key factors that cannot be overlooked. Those are the safety, convenience and dignity of the disabled driver or passenger.

“Adaptive Equipment” is the term used for any aftermarket equipment that is installed in a vehicle in order to help people with disabilities drive or ride in a particular vehicle. While some modified vehicles might be adequate, wouldn’t it make sense to have that necessary equipment designed and installed from the start?

Enter the MV-1, the world’s first purpose-built universally accessible vehicle. Take a look at some of the features the MV-1 offers:

  • The large interior seats five.
  • An automatic power ramp with safety lights.
  • A universal wheelchair support system integrated into the van’s floor
  • A safety switch preventing vehicle operation when the ramp is deployed
  • Standard steel-reinforced bumpers and side-impact beams
  • All MV-1’s are certified by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) to meet all applicable safety and crash requirements
  • 100% made in America
  • Best list of available options in the market

John Walsh, Mobility Ventures vice president, Sales and Marketing, says every accessibility aspect on the MV-1 meets or exceeds ADA vehicle guidelines. According to Walsh,

“We combed through every line item in the American Disabilities Act of 1990. In addition to delivering a fully compliant vehicle, our goals are to bring more comfort and convenience to those who rely on paratransit service.”

In addition Walsh notes that New York City MTA is replacing its paratransit bus fleet with MV-1’s. NYC stopped their usual year-long testing process early when the MV-1 benefits were crystal clear after only six months.

The MV-1 is paving new roads in the wheelchair accessible world.