MONTREAL, Feb. 25, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The demand for transport for
people with disabilities is rising rapidly, creating a challenge for
service providers either in planning or in the choice of tools
available. To meet this demand, we introduce the MV -1, the only
universally accessible vehicle designed and assembled in the factory.
The MV-1 vehicle is dedicated to transporting regular passenger and
disabled passengers in public or private sectors. It effectively
addresses the needs of all disabled people including those in large
Its versatility enables the vehicle to multi-task for a wide variety of
situations. It offers the taxi industry a solid and robust vehicle
including an integrated ramp and a spacious interior.
This vehicle is manufactured in the United States in a dedicated
assembly facility. Ten years of intensive research and development were
required for VPG Autos to put this unique vehicle on the road. MV-1
Canada is the exclusive distributor in Canada. For Québec province, the
groupe Handi Services has been chosen to distribute the MV-1. NAPA
AUTOPRO provides vehicle warranty and maintenance across Canada.
Available since January 2012 in the United States and since May 2012 in
the rest of Canada, our vehicle meets the needs of all users whether in
private or commercial applications.
Today, February 25, 2013 marks the launch of the MV-1 in Quebec. As a
demonstration project, the MV-1 will be used specifically as a taxi.
Indeed, over the next 10 weeks, 6 MV-1 taxis will serve regular
customers and passengers with disabilities on the island of Montreal,
in Laval, as well as Longueuil.
Le Comité provincial de concertation et de développement de l'industrie
du taxi (the provincial committee for consultation and development of
the taxi industry - CPCDIT) which represents taxi industry in Quebec,
le ministère des Transports du Québec (Ministry of Transportation,
Quebec - MTQ), le Bureau du taxi et du remorquage de la Ville de
Montréal (Taxi and Towing office, City of Montreal - BTRVM), public
transport society of Laval, Montréal and Longueuil and several
organizations representing community associations are working with MV-1
Canada on this demonstration project.
Our partners welcome the MV-1 as an additional option highly likely to
meet the needs of their customers. During the project, we will conduct
technical assessments of the vehicle and collect feedback from drivers
and a variety of different users. The results of these assessments will
identify the extent to which this new vehicle meets the requirements of
respective customers, allowing us to improve future versions of the
About the MV-1
The MV-1 is the first factory-built mobility vehicle designed from the
ramp up to provide accessible transportation to fleets, municipalities
and individuals with physical challenges.
The MV-1 features a unique deployable access ramp, a spacious entryway,
and a large interior that accommodates a wheelchair and four passengers
comfortably. The MV-1 has a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powertrain
option to reduce operating expenses and carbon emissions and is the
ONLY accessible vehicle that comes with a three year bumper-to-bumper
MV-1 Canada was involved in the conception and design of the MV-1 and is
proud to be the exclusive Canadian distributor of this extraordinary
For further information:
For MV-1 inquiries, contact Denis Cartier, Consultant-514-924-9521
For CPCDIT inquiries, contact Dory Saliba, President CPCDIT 514-996-5011