I am very excited to let you know first about the new 2015 Ram ProMaster 2500 with the AutoAbility Advantage conversion. This is a full size conversion van that does not need to use a traditional platform lift. You can accommodate up to 4 wheelchairs and 5 ambulatory occupants in this vehicle. You can even do up to a total of 6 wheelchairs and 2 ambulatory occupants with the right configuration, but that will also depend on the size of each chair.
This vehicle is fully ADA compliant, has a 1000lb weight capacity on the 8 ft. manual ramp equipped with gas shocks for easy operation, and also has an air-kneeling suspension in the rear for easy ingress/egress. The beauty of this system is that there is very little down time or service needed as moving and mechanical parts are minimized.
It is truly awesome. The sales rep’s unit was equipped with the 3.6L Pentastar V6 from Chrysler, and he said he has averaged about 18mpg combined city / hwy since it has been in his care. You may even exceed that number with the 3.0L EcoDiesel upgrade.