Former Secretary of State and current Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton toured AM General’s Commercial Assembly Plant where she learned of the Company’s expanding contract manufacturing initiatives and also witnessed firsthand a demonstration of the universally accessible MV-1 vehicle, purpose built from the ground up for people with disabilities.
AM General President and CEO, Andy Hove, AM General, Commercial President, Howard Glaser, Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly and Mrs. Clinton paused during their tour of the facility to witness Mobility Ventures employee, and former Ms. Wheelchair America, Erika Bogan demonstrate the innovative vehicle that redefines accessible transportation for people with disabilities.
Bogan, a single mother of three girls, was severely injured in 2002 and has since become a vocal leader and passionate advocate for the disabled.
Upon seeing the demonstration, Mrs. Clinton spoke briefly with Bogan and then commented later to a gathered crowd, I want to thank you for coming up with the MV-1. What a remarkable invention, providing dignity, mobility to people with disabilities. I am thrilled that I got to see that.
The MV-1 is the only purpose built wheelchair accessible vehicle. The MV-1 redefines accessible transportation with a built-in side-entry power ramp, ample head room, and seating for up to five which includes the ability to safely accommodate two wheelchair users at a time one of whom rides in the front and the other in the spacious passenger area making it the perfect solution for consumers, commercial use, and government fleets. And at Mobility Ventures, safety comes first. The MV-1 safety record is unmatched by any wheelchair accessible vehicle, based on federal NHTSA safety recall data for aftermarket conversion vans. Additionally, the MV-1 meets all Buy America requirements.
Information about the MV-1 family of accessible vehicles can easily be found on our new website at http://www.mv-1.us. The site includes useful information on building/customizing your own MV-1, vehicle specifications, a downloadable brochure, vehicle photos and the nationwide dealer network locations. Also, please click the hyperlinks below for informative MV-1 customer testimonials.