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    Official: Mobility Ventures adds luxury model to its lineup of wheelchair-accessible vans
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    Mobility Ventures, the Indiana-based maker of vehicles designed and built to accommodate people with disabilities, is adding a luxury model to its lineup. Called the MV-1 LX, the vehicle joins Mobility Ventures' portfolio of purpose-built vans with wheelchair ramps. The LX model adds more ...

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    Driven To Work: US Army Humvee driver [w/video]
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    Driven To Work is a new Autoblog series exploring the vehicles that do the work of the world and telling the stories of the people who operate them. For the first time in two hours, it was quiet. SPC Brian Stehlin turned the HMMWV ignition switch from Run to Engine Stop, killing the agricultural ...

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    Report: AM General MV-1 is back in production [w/video]
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    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, ...

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    Video: Motor Trend Humvee challenge is a brawl in the desert
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    Here's a fun fact: the AM General Humvee vehicles currently used in the military weigh 14,300 pounds, with three tons of armor plating attached. Another fact, which isn't so fun: they come equipped with a 6.5-liter diesel V8 with just 190 horsepower and 355 pound-feet of torque. Motor Trend's ...

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    Quick Spin: Banks 6.5L Humvee
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    The military's High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), or Humvee to most of us, is a rugged four-wheel drive vehicle designed and manufactured by AM General. In basic trim, the truck weighs about 7,500 pounds. For a beast of this stature, that number isn't overly alarming... until you ...

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    Report: VPG Autos ceases operations
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    In the span of about a month, four start-up car-building companies in the US have encountered serious problems. Fisker laid off 75 percent of its employees, Coda filed for bankruptcy, Carbon Motors pulled out of its Indiana assembly plant and now VPG Autos has ceased its operations. VPG has not ...

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    Official: AM General Humvee C-Series kit is ready to order
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    If you were looking forward to the day you could order one of AM General's HUMVEE C-Series kits, it's almost time to get out the wrenches. Details, photos and a pre-order form are live on the AM General website. Most of the details are as we reported in August, with a couple of surprises. The ...

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    Report: AM General to offer civilian Humvee kit car
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    For anyone feeling nostalgic about the passing of the Hummer brand, or the actual wartime vehicle that inspired it, now is your chance to own a version of the original HMMWV, albeit without an engine. After a 12-year hiatus from the civilian vehicle market, AM General is reportedly set to offer ...

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    Report: Humvee reborn on the battlefield... with a chimney?!
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    The military's High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), better known to most of us as the Humvee, has already served a long and distinguished career in the battlefield, and there have been a number of replacements waiting in the wings to take over where the HMMWV left off. Or, should ...

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    Quick Spin: 2011 VPG Autos MV-1
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    A Long-Overdue Entry In An Otherwise Overlooked Segment A round of applause broke out as Marc Buoniconti, former linebacker for The Citadel, ascended the ramp of the very first VPG Autos MV-1 to roll off the assembly line inside AM General's plant near South Bend, Indiana. Buoniconti was ...

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    Isn't it Ironic? Ex-Hummer builder AM General handling final assembly of Transit Connect Electric
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    Ford Transit Connect Electric – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When Ford and Azure Dynamics unveiled the Transit Connect Electric van earlier this year, Azure announced that the electric drive systems would be installed at a facility in Michigan. Today, Azure let it be known that ...

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    U.S. Army to give long-serving Humvee honorable discharge?
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    United States Army HMMWV (Humvee) - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The military-spec High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV, or Humvee) has had a long and honorable lifespan, for sure. But there's no arguing that American troops in Iraq, Afghanistan or anywhere else the U.S. ...

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    Greenwashing? Governator looks to have gotten himself a new Dodge Challenger SRT8
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    It is well known that California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has had a very public change of heart when it comes to seeking out a greener lifestyle. Heck, he's gone from owning the very first civilian AM General HMMWV to talking up green environmental initiatives and start-ups like Tesla. He's ...

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    Spy Shots: AM General-built taxi cab gets restyled before production
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    In an oddly compelling little piece of timing, two new American companies are working on taxi designs just after Checker Motors, the most famous of all bespoke taxicab companies, has filed for bankruptcy. We've seen the Standard Taxi before, but it has apparently been restyled a bit after cab ...

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    Changfeng, AM General bidding on Hummer
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    Rejoice GM, somebody wants HUMMER! In fact, AM General, the company that created the original mil-spec HMMWV for American troops back in 1983 is rumored to be in the mix of bidders, joining forces with China's Hunan Changfeng Motor Co. Despite earlier reports, Changfeng has remained interested in ...

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    AM General to produce wheelchair-accessible transit vehicle
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    While General Motors looks over a stack of offers for its HUMMER brand, the fate of AM General hangs in the balance. The military contractor developed and built the original Humvee until the rights to the HUMMER name were bought by GM, who then contracted AM General to continue building the H1 ...

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    AM General to produce Standard Taxi cabs?
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    It sure ain't pretty, though beauty, in this case, is likely in the eye of the beholder. A few years back, a new take on the taxi was provided by Standard Taxi, a company based in Troy, Michigan. The design for the purpose-built people hauler uses GM running gear and is able to haul four passengers ...

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    Military makes stronger Humvee from balsa wood and foam
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    TPI Composites has built a Hummer for the Army that is made of composite materials. The Hummer loses 900 pounds of metal body panels and parts, which are then replaced with parts fabricated of fiberglass, balsa wood, foam, and carbon, with resin as a bonding agent. That 900 pounds is then put ...

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    Just the facts: AM General responds to Humvee spy shots
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    It turns out that the spy shots of what we thought was an AM General prototype for the next-gen Humvee was anything but. After seeing the pics appear on the web, AM General contacted World Car Fans with an explanation of what we were looking at. The vehicle shot by Brenda Priddy & Co. was in ...

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    Spy Shots: AM General Humvee prototype caught!
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    click above image for more views of the AM General Humvee Prototype var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/design/AM_General_s_new_military_HUMMER_spied'; Though normally hiding in bushes and waiting for the next-gen Mustang or Corvette Blue Devil to pass by, Brenda Priddy and pals sometimes spy things ...

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