In a recent news release, designer and manufacturer of the MV-1, Mobility Ventures LLC, states that MV-1 Canada has been appointed as the executive Canadian distributor for the MV-1.

Mobility Ventures LLC, South Bend, Ind, is a wholly owned subsidiary of AM General.

AM General forged an agreement in September 2013 with the Department of Energy (DOE) to purchase the DOE’s secured loan to the defunct Vehicle Production Group (VPG). Following the transaction, AM General was set to assume ownership and operation of the MV-1 business and Mobility Ventures LLC was formed.

The MV-1 is a factory-built mobility vehicle engineered to provide accessible transportation to individuals with mobility challenges, commercial fleets, institutions, and municipalities. It is designed to meet or exceed the vehicle guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and the Canadian CSA D-409 safety standards.

The release states that the SUV-like vehicle features a deployable manual or powered ramp built directly into the frame but below the floor. The ramp extends from the side to allow wheelchair users to enter from the curb and move into the front passenger location.

Rick Smith, president, Mobility Ventures, designates MV-1 Canada as an ideal partner for the company in Canada.

“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 across Canada,” Smith says.

Nick Grande, CEO, MV-1 Canada, articulates the company’s excitement regarding the agreement with Mobility Ventures and emphasizes that it looks “forward to supporting our customers and dealers across Canada…The MV-1 is now available in Canada for immediate delivery.”

Source(s): Mobility Ventures LLC, AM General, MV-1 Canada,