American Automaker VPG Debuts First Purpose-Built Wheelchair Accessible Car

American Automaker VPG Debuts First Purpose-Built Wheelchair Accessible Car
Design

With 1.5 million converted vehicles in operation in the US, VPG is hoping their ground up design is better suited to meet the transportation needs of disabled passengers.

Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 30 july 2010

To coincide with the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), new American automaker Vehicle Production Group (VPG) unveiled the first designed, engineered and factory-built, wheelchair accessible car. Called the MV-1, the vehicle intends to make traveling by car easier for 14 million American adults who use wheelchairs or rely on other mobility devices.

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