Mobility Ventures Creates "Empire Taxi" for NYC
Mobility Ventures’ new Empire Taxi MV-1
model is built to be comfortable for all
passengers (and all of their luggage).
No other American city is so
closely associated with taxicabs as New
York. Those fleets of yellow and green
vehicles are part of the city’s life blood — and
Mobility Ventures has acknowledged the
importance of the city’s taxicabs by unveiling
a model especially designed for drivers and
Mobility Ventures’ new MV-1 Empire Taxi
is wheelchair accessible, just like its MV-1
forebear. But in a news announcement,
Mobility Ventures said the Empire Taxi also
“provides more legroom and luggage space
than any other taxi vehicle operating in New
The Empire Taxi features a built-in, side-entry
ramp and seats up to five passengers,
including up to two wheelchair users at a time.
To celebrate the new model, Mobility Ventures is offering a
driver incentive bonus match to encourage New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) drivers to give the car a try.
Mobility Ventures is also offering discounted pricing to drivers.
The TLC is providing taxicab drivers a
grant of $14,000 that can be used to purchase
any wheelchair-accessible vehicle. Mobility
Ventures says that would bring the cost of an
Empire Taxi down to $19,000.
Drivers who use wheelchair-accessible
vehicles will also be eligible for more TLC
incentives, including an extra payment of 50
cents per pickup.
The manufacturer will match that 50-cent
bonus for the first 25 drivers who purchase an
MV-1 Empire Taxi, Mobility Ventures said.
Mobility Ventures Executive VP Pat Kemp
said of the new model, “The unmatched
safety, reliability and ease of use of the MV-1
Empire Taxi, combined with this new incentive
program, makes it the best choice for taxi
drivers and fleet owners now making the switch to a wheelchair accessible