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2012 VPG MV-1 taxi, Niagara Falls, N.Y.

And now for something completely different… saw this taxi on Main Street in Niagara Falls yesterday morning, where it really stood out from the crowd. This is the 2012 MV-1, manufactured by The Vehicle Production Group (VPG) of Miami at an AMGeneral plant in Indiana. From a block away I thought it was a London cab, but as I got closer I could tell it was something different. Wheelchair ramp-equipped, the MV-1 is powered by a Ford V-8, which can be ordered to run on compressed natural gas. The nearest dealer is in Webster, just outside of Rochester, where advertised prices are generally in the low 40s. You can view the MV-1 brochure here.

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know