Friday, June 13, 2014

Mobility Ventures’ Accessible MV-1 Now Available in Canada

Mobility Ventures MV-1

Mobility Ventures, designer and manufacturer of the world’s first and only universally accessible vehicle, has announced an exclusive distribution agreement with MV-1 Canada.

“Purpose-built from the ground up in support of wheelchair users,” the MV-1 has been acclaimed throughout North America for its unique reputation as the first factory-built mobility vehicle that caters specifically to passengers who require accessible transportation.

Headquartered in South Bend, Indiana, Mobility Ventures is a subsidiary of AM General, and accordingly, the MV-1 is manufactured at AM General’s state-of-the-art commercial assembly plant in Mishawaka, Indiana. The vehicle is “universally designed,” enabling equal access to quality, safe transportation to all individuals, regardless of their physical abilities. The MV-1 meets Canadian Motor Vehicles Safety Standards straight off the assembly line, and according to its manufacturer, is “more durable and cost effective to own and operate than a traditional retrofitted van or bus.” Moreover, its universal accessibility makes the vehicle a great solution for both consumers and commercial fleets.

“MV-1 Canada is the ideal partner for us in Canada,” said Rick Smith, President of Mobility Ventures.
“The team at MV-1 Canada has a strong reputation for customer satisfaction, years of experience serving the mobility industry and a dedication to a culture of accessibility in Canada. As our distribution partner, MV-1 Canada is establishing a national network of independent dealers and services locations across Canada.”

Perhaps the MV-1’s most impressive claims to fame are its status as the only accessible vehicle that meets or exceeds the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Canadian CSA D-409 safety standards. Comparable to an SUV, the vehicle has an easily deployed manual or powered ramp built directly above the frame but below the floor, which extends from the side for ease of access for wheelchair users.

“We are thrilled about our new agreement with Mobility Ventures and look forward to supporting our customers and dealers across Canada,” said Nick Grande, CEO of MV-1 Canada. “The MV-1 is a truly innovative product, has been well received and has performed in all applications. We want to thank all our customers, partners and staff for their support and incredible loyalty to this revolutionary vehicle. The MV-1 is now available in Canada for immediate delivery.”

For more info about the MV-1 and its new Canadian distributor, visit


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