Driving The MV-1, The Car Made For People With Disablities

After the company behind it failed last year, the MV-1 — the van made for people with disabilities — is back under management by AM General. But what's it like to actually drive one? Opponaut macanamera will tell you all about it. » 3/15/14 11:28am 3/15/14 11:28am

The Car Built Specifically For People With Disabilities Is Back

The Vehicle Production Group had a very interesting idea: a van built from the ground up for people with disabilities in mind, rather than an existing car retrofitted to accommodate a wheelchair. Unfortunately, despite a $50 million taxpayer loan, the company failed last year. But now they're back! » 3/14/14 12:40pm 3/14/14 12:40pm

NY Legislator And Wife Made Money Off Failed Gov-Backed NYC Taxi

It would seem as if the demise of The Vehicle Production Group, the now-defunct manufacturer of taxis and vans that received $50 million in government loans, is solely a tale of losers. But at least two big winners were involved: New York State Assemblyman Micah Kellner and his wife, who got a lot of money and a job… » 6/24/13 11:05am 6/24/13 11:05am

Yet Another Government-Backed Car Company Has Failed

The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program, which floated taxpayer-funded loans to Fisker Automotive and four other companies, has been taking a lot of heat lately in the wake of Fisker's troubles. Critics now have another reason to be angry: The Vehicle Production Group. » 5/08/13 2:23pm 5/08/13 2:23pm

VPG MV-1 Handicapable Standard Taxi Spied

The Vehicle Production Group MV-1 isn't a pretty vehicle, but it's designed with function in mind. That function? It's a purpose-built, wheelchair-accessible vehicle. This "mule" was spotted around Detroit and never has a slang term been more aesthetically accurate. » 11/06/09 12:00pm 11/06/09 12:00pm