Brotherwood News

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August 30, 2018
Important News for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Owners

Brotherwood® have been campaigning for years for more stringent safety checks for critical wheelchair and passenger restraint systems, which are crucial for the safe transportation of wheelchairs and their users, and so we welcome these new regulations which ensure that your vehicle can continue to safely serve your needs for years to come.

June 1, 2018
Brotherwood Reveal Klastar Long
Over the May bank holiday, hundreds of wheelchair users, their families, carers and occupational therapists were in attendance at the exclusive Brotherwood WAV WEEKEND event, held at the amazing Haynes International Motor Museum in Sparkford, Somerset, to witness the reveal of their latest development: 
 
The new Brotherwood Klastar Long, Brotherwood's newest wheelchair-accessible iteration of the luxurious Mercedes-Benz V-Class.
March 15, 2018
The Brotherwood WAV Weekend 2018

This May, the UK's Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle specialists Brotherwood® return to the fabulous Haynes International Motor Museum, giving you the unique opportunity to see, explore and try out their outstanding range of Accessible Vehicle solutions under one roof.

January 25, 2018
Petrol vs Diesel: Which Is Better For a WAV?

With so much coverage of the petrol versus diesel debate in the current news, we are often asked by our clients whether a petrol or diesel powered Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle is better.

The quick answer is, that neither is automatically better than the other - but depending on your driving style, and typical vehicle usage pattern, one may be better suited to your needs than the other.

Let's look at the benefits of petrol and diesel, and discuss how each may suit your requirements when looking for your next WAV.

November 3, 2017
Brotherwood Supply Milestone 5000th Accessible Vehicle

Brotherwood, the UK’s leading Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle specialists, reached a historic milestone this summer – converting and supplying their 5000th new WAV to yet another delighted client. 

The gleaming Obsidian Black Mercedes-Benz V-Class with Brotherwood’s unique ‘Klastar’ lowered floor conversion was delivered to the Wilkinson family, who can now enjoy comfortable journeys in and around their home town of Southampton and further afield. The Brotherwood conversion enables daughter Sophie to travel inclusively as part of the family, whilst seated in her bespoke wheelchair.

August 3, 2017
Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles: Approval & Testing Explained

There are no statistics, records or evidence that people who travel in their wheelchairs are at greater risk than any other motoring passenger. However there are many specific regulations and requirements to ensure that Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs) are as safe as possible.

May 8, 2017
Brotherwood WAV Event Reaches New Heights

A full-capacity audience recently joined Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle specialists Brotherwood to celebrate the launch of their new “Klastar” Mercedes-Benz V-Class WAV at an exclusive unveiling event, hosted by the prestigious Haynes International Motor Museum in Sparkford, Somerset.

April 10, 2017
Changes to VAT Exemption for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

Following a review and a public consultation over the VAT treatment of adapted motor vehicles by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), a number of changes were made to the legislation with effect from 1 April 2017. These include the introduction of a limit on the number of vehicles that can be purchased under the relief, with an eligible individual now being able to purchase only one vehicle that meets the qualifying conditions every 3 years.

February 27, 2017
The Brotherwood Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Weekend Returns

We are pleased to announce that the Brotherwood ‘WAV Weekend’ Event will be returning this April Bank Holiday Weekend, giving you the opportunity to explore and drive the UK's leading range of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles in one place.

January 3, 2017
Coming in 2017: Mercedes-Benz V-Class 'Klastar'

We are pleased to reveal that 2017 will see the launch of our most luxurious Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle ever! We will be offering an exclusive lowered floor conversion of the Mercedes-Benz V-Class, complete with remote-controlled powered ramp, power assisted wheelchair restraint system, and our patented self-tensioning restraint system.

The V-Class 'Klastar' conversion will be available with the Mercedes-Benz 7G-Tronic automatic transmission, and a choice of 2 powerful diesel engines.