AM General, the manufacturer best known as the maker of the US military's Humvee, has restarted production of the MV-1, the versatile van targeted specifically at the underserved market for the disabled.
Originally built by the Vehicle Production Group, production of the MV-1 didn't last long, as VPG went out of business just over a year ago. In September, though, AM General worked out a deal with the Department of Energy to acquire the assets to the handicap-accessible van. The MV-1 is unique, as it's the only vehicle to exceed the standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act, offering an integrated ramp and room for two wheelchairs.
AM General is aiming to build 5,600 MV-1s this year, with sales slated to begin on April 1. At $50,000 to $60,000, it's not cheap, but we should expect to see more MV-1's as livery vehicles in the near future. Scroll down for coverage of the relaunch from local CBS affiliate, WSBT.