A small US based company finally gets a loan to build vehicles specifically for wheelchair users instead of modifying existing ones. So now, when we get those posts asking us how they can accommodate their wheelchair bound friend/relative around, we can point them to these guys.
The MV-1 features a deployable access ramp with a 1,200-pound weight capacity and has a 36-inch entryway. It can accommodate up to six occupants with an optional jump seat, including one or two wheelchair passengers and the driver.
“This project represents an investment in innovation that will create new jobs, promote the use of alternative fuels, and help our nation maintain its competitive edge in the automotive industry,” U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said in a statement.