Chrysler Educates Employees About Vehicle Conversions

As part of National Awareness Month, Chrysler Group hosted an event at its headquarters last month to increase employee awareness of wheelchair accessible vehicles and adaptive mobility equipment options.

The company also debuted its new Automobility Program Web site.

The week-long celebration included a town hall featuring discussions of adaptive automotive products by various mobility conversion providers as well as displays of converted vehicles.

"There are more than 18 million people in the United States and Canada with mobility issues," said Steven Beahm, vice president of Chrysler’s U.S. sales operations. "That is an opportunity to foster new customers for Chrysler Group products, but more importantly, it is a call to us to help our customers with disabilities to live their lives to the fullest."

The new Automobility Program Web site also shows examples of the driver and passenger mobility equipment conversions possible on Chrysler vehicles. In addition, the site is home to the details about Chrysler’s financial assistance program, including information on cash reimbursement to reduce the cost of installing adaptive equipment. Customers who purchase qualifying conversions to Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and Fiat models can receive up to $1,000.

Chrysler will donate a 2012 Chrysler Town & Country minivan to one local hero as part of National Awareness Month celebrations.