A car made for wheelchairs

VPG's new wagon is designed to provide easier mobility to the disabled.

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Wheelchair ready
Wheelchair ready
One secret of starting a small business is to find an under-served market. For instance, wheelchair users who, when selecting a vehicle, have their choice of minivans, and sometimes tall wagons, that have been "up-fitted" with needed equipment added and unneeded seats taken away.

But a South Florida-based start-up company, VPG, plans to begin offering the MV-1 this fall. It's a vehicle that is designed, engineered and built, from the start, to be wheelchair-ready.

With prices starting around $40,000, VPG executives say their vehicle should cost about $10,000 less than comparable "up-fitted" vehicles.

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Last updated July 12 2010: 3:55 AM ET
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