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Vic Young adapts fully electric vehicle for wheelchair accessibility

Vic Young EVE

Vehicle dealership Vic Young (South Shields) has adapted a fully-electric Nissan e-NV200 Combi to offer full wheelchair accessibility.

Electric Vehicle Evolution (EVE) is based on the Nissan e-NV200 Combi, which has been customised by Northern Truck Bodies (NTB), the company’s specialist on-site conversion arm. 

The conversion includes a vehicle ramp system, to ensure that the wheelchair user can access the vehicle with ease. EVE’s five standard passenger seats are retained even while a wheelchair user is on board.

Vic Young, managing director at NTB and Vic Young, said: “EVE is an innovative and forward-thinking concept which meets the demands of service providers as it is a multi-purpose vehicle suitable for all passengers including those with reduced mobility.

"I have witnessed on many occasions how awkward it is for, say a taxi driver, to assist a passenger with mobility requirements to enter and exit a vehicle.

"Our concept eliminates this problem and once the wheelchair user enters the vehicle they will then travel on a low, flat floor, ensuring a high level of comfort for the passenger.

"We are confident that the EVE Nissan e-NV200 Combi will make a major impact in the region.”

The vehicle is aimed in particular at service providers including taxi firms, care homes, local authorities and charities.


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