Vans and Wheelchair Vans

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Mercedes, Ford, Dodge and Toyota Paratransit Vans.

Featured Buses

1. Ford Transit Ambulette/Paratransit Vans

With the SmartfloorTM Flexible Flooring System
Driverge Paratransit vans are the most popular wheelchair lift upfits in the industry for non-emergency medical transportation. All of their ambulette and paratransit vehicales are ADA and FMVSS compliant, meeting all state and federal requirements. Side and rear mounted wheelchair accesible lifts are available on the Transit in addition to a ‘short floor’ economical option with wheelchair positions and a rear lift added behind OEM seating. Available on the Transit a rear lift added behind OEM seating. Available on the Transit 150,350 and 350 EL (extended length).

Upfit Features:

  • SmartFloor flexible flooring and seating system
  • Altro non-skid commercial flooring over
  • Side or rear mounted wheelchair lifts up to 1,000 lb capacity
  • Retractable wheelchair tie-downs with storage bags
  • Entrance grab handle for safer entry and exit of ambulatory passengers
  • First aid kit & 5 lb. fire extinguisher

Paratransit Options

  • Stainless steel side steps
  • Bi-fold entry bus doors with remote control
  • Stanchion poles and overhead grab rails
  • Wheelchair storage unit
  • Cot mount Stretcher Systems


2. Ford Transit Transporter /Minibus Shuttle

With the SmartFloor Flexible Flooring System
Driverge Paratransit vans are the most popular wheelchair lift upfits in the industry for non-emergency medical transportation. All of their ambulette and paratransit ve-hicles are ADA and FMVSS compliant, meeting all state and federal requirements. Side and rear mounted wheelchair accessible lifts are available on the Transit 150, 350 and 350 EL.Upfit Features:·Available on Transit 150, 350 and 350 HD EL·SmartFloor flexible flooring and seating system·Dozens of floor layouts available for up to 4 wheelchair positions·Altro non-skid commercial flooring over ·Wheeled seat bases – provides for quickly changing seating positions ·Side or rear mounted wheelchair lifts up to 1,000 lb capacity·Retractable wheelchair tie-downs with storage bags·Entrance grab handle for safer entry and exit of ambulatory passengers·First aid kit & 5 lb. fire extinguisher·Meets all FMVSS compliance requirements

Upfit Features:

  • Available on Transit 150, 350 and 350 HD EL
  • SmartFloor flexible flooring and seating system
  • Dozens of floor layouts available for up to 4 wheelchair positions
  • Altro non-skid commercial flooring over
  • Wheeled seat bases – provides for quickly changing seating positions
  • Side or rear mounted wheelchair lifts up to 1,000 lb capacity
  • Retractable wheelchair tie-downs with storage bags
  • Entrance grab handle for safer entry and exit of ambulatory passengers
  • First aid kit & 5 lb. fire extinguisher
  • Meets all FMVSS compliance requirements


3. Ford Transit Connect Mobility Van w/FlexFlat Ramp

A Wheelchair Ramp that Folds Flat When Not in Use!
Our Ford Transit Connect ADA accessible minivan with FlexFlat ramp technology pro-vides for one wheelchair and five passengers. The FlexFlat design creates a usable deck when not in use like a standard minivan, making it available for luggage, boxes, cargo, golf clubs and more. Middle-row OEM seats are kept intact for multi-rider functionality, including: senior living facilities; non-emergency transport; taxi; rideshare; and more.

Upfit Features:

  • ADA and FMVSS compliant
  • Fits a single wheelchair plus five passengers
  • Ideal for group homes, senior living, hospitality, and more
  • Holds up to five ambulatory (incl. driver) and one wheelchair passenger
  • Exclusive FlexFlat ramp comes standard with Transit Connect
  • Folds flat to create usable deck when not in use, providing cargo room for lug-gage and other passenger items
  • Middle-row 60/40 OEM seats kept intact for ideal multi-use capacity
  • Fold-down, tumble forward middle row seats provides for openspace and driver interaction with wheelchair passengers
  • Auto-retracting wheelchair securement system
  • Best-in-Class 26 MPG average combined driving


4. Mercedes-Benz Metris WAV

Adding Accessibility and Sophistication to Your Fleet
A combination of style and innovative engineering, the Mercedes-Metris WAV pro-vides an efficient, ADA compliant, multi-function vehicle that’s perfect for transport-ing a wheelchair passenger and ambulatory riders. The vehicle comes with a fold-out rear ramp that folds flat when not use. Optional tip & fold third row seats add room for two additional riders. Rear securement retractors provide an efficient, easy-to-use, 4-point tie-down system. The Metris WAV also comes equipped with an automatic tensioning system that as-sists with loading and unloading a wheelchair passenger.

Upfit Features:

  • 5 ambulatory + 1 wheelchair standard pacakge (including driver)
  • Rear fold-out ramp that folds flat when not in use providing a level cargo area
  • Optional tip & fold seats in third row for 2 ambulatory passengers
  • Wheelchair retractor and tie-down securement system
  • ADA, FMVSS & CMVSS Compliant and NYC TLC approved
  • Electronic wheelchair automatic tensioning system (standard)
  • Optional Easypull electric winch system for additional help with loading wheelchair passengers
  • All-mechanical ramp design requires little maintenance
  • Wing-style barn doors or single liftgate options for cargo area access


5. Mercedes-Benz Smartliner™ Transporter

15-Passenger Transporter with Partition and Luggage Shelf
DThe Mercedes-Benz Smartliner™ package features seating for up to 15 passengers in a center-aisle configuration, class-leading leg room, a luggage section in the rear,and all of the quality you would expect in Mercedes-Benz vehicle. It’s the perfect van for Hotels, Resorts, Tour Operators, Limo Companies, and Corporate Fleets that desire the Mercedes-Benz brand – at a price that’s competitive with other executive-style vans. Upgraded amenities and VIP-style seating options also available.

Upfit Features:

  • 13 rear seats in black leatherette material matching the front driver and pas-senger seats
  • Passenger preferred center aisle configuration for easier movement through-out the van
  • Black Altro non-slip commercial floor covering
  • Sleek black side steps at the driver door and sliding passenger door
  • Entrance-way step lighting for improved safety·Stainless steel stanchion pole at side of sliding door entrance
  • LED lights throughout the cabin for a brighter interior
  • Stainless steel luggage corral and standard partition provides 27 cubic feet of space
  • Optional Deluxe Partition with shelf provides over 41 cubic feet of space
  • Available with rear access wheelchair lift and room for 9 passengers plus two wheelchairs
  • Custom options available for the limousine, charter and touring markets


6. Dodge Grand Caravan Rear Access

The Country’s Best-Selling Minivan with FlexFlat Ramp Option
This popular wheelchair accessible minivan provides for a variety of options to meetyour ADA transport and ambulatory passenger needs. Driverge’s Dodge GC full cut conversion comes standard with (2) bucket seats in the 2nd row and a maintenance free mechanical fold-out ramp. Driverge’s innovative FlexFlat ramp is another popu-lar option to consider, creating a usable flat cargo space like a standard minivan when needed. The economical ‘short cut’ version for one wheelchair position leaves is also another option.

Upfit Features:

  • Fully ADA and FMVSS compliant
  • Successfully crash tested for impact safety requirements
  • Lowered floor ‘full cut’ from rear up to behind the front row seats
  • Easy to use, maintenance-free ramp system
  • Industry leading ramp capacity of 1,000 lbs.
  • Impressive 22 MPG average in combined driving
  • Meets Buy America Act provisions
  • Front and side-impact airbags for driver and front passenger, plus side-curtainairbags in back
  • FlexFlat ramp conversion option for flat cargo area
  • Economical ‘short cut’ version for one wheelchair position also available


7. Toyota Side Entry with Manual In-Floor Ramp

Maintenance Free Low-Cost Side Entry Option
Driverge offers an ADA compliant Toyota Sienna that’s perfect for organizations thatonly need to transfer one passenger in a wheelchair at a time. This in-floor conver-sion has a manual pull-out ramp that stows below the floor. Its maintenance free de-sign offers a low-cost side entry option with a 3-passenger rear bench seat. Popular with senior living centers and community service programs, the Sienna provides room for one wheelchair and 5 ambulatory passengers (including driver).

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Bryan George PH: 800-370-6180 X207 | Email: bgeorge@carpenterbus.com
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