The Vehicle Production Group (VPG) today announced a new program called "Cash for Conversion Clunkers" for their wheelchair-accessible MV-1 van. VPG's program will credit individual buyers $3500 and fleets buying at least five MV-1s $5500 towards the purchase of an MV-1 if they trade in their old conversion van.

Built by AM General, makers of the military Humvee and now-extinct civilian Hummer H1, the VPG MV-1 is a $39,950 van that comes from its Indiana factory ready to accommodate up to six passengers, including wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

Under its new Cash for Conversion Clunkers program, VPG will allow individual buyers and fleets to trade in a used "conversion" wheelchair-accessible vehicle (like the minivan conversions that operate in many cities as cabs) at a VPG dealer towards the cost of an MV-1.

"The MV-1 is the safest and most reliable wheelchair-accessible car on the road, and now with our introductory Cash for Conversion Clunkers program, the MV-1 is more affordable than ever," said VPG chief Fred Drasner, "This program will help improve the quality of life for members of the disabled community by providing them a factory-made mobility option."

VPG's Cash for Conversion Clunkers program will run from March 1, 2012 through May 31, 2012, and is valid at all of the automaker's dealerships nationwide.

Source: VPG