MV-1 Maker Signs Canadian Distribution Deal
Mobility Ventures LLC, designer and manufacturer of the MV-1, has announced the appointment of MV-1 Canada as its exclusive Canadian distributor. Headquartered in South Bend, Ind., Mobility Ventures is a wholly owned subsidiary of AM General.
According to a news release, the MV-1 is the first factory-built mobility vehicle designed from the ground up to provide accessible transportation to individuals with mobility challenges for commercial fleets, institutions and municipalities.
Built at AM General’s 675,000 square-foot commercial assembly plant in Mishawaka, Ind., the MV-1 is universally designed, allowing people of all abilities equal access to a quality, safe and inclusive transportation option. It meets all applicable Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS) direct from the factory, with no modifications.
Additionally, the MV-1 is more durable and cost effective to own and operate than a traditional retrofitted van or bus, the company said.
“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.”