The UK’s Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) specialists Brotherwood have teased a new environmentally-friendly vehicle for wheelchair users, unveiling a preview of their ‘elektron’ conversion for the Vauxhall Vivaro e-Life.
The Office of Zero Emission vehicles (OZEV) has today announced a new grant scheme, providing targeted funding specifically for Electric Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (e-WAVs).
Part of a raft of changes to the Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG) scheme, which has seen the closure of grant support for standard electric vehicles, funding will now be allocated towards extending Plug-in Grants to boost sales of plug-in taxis, vans, trucks, motorcycles, and wheelchair accessible vehicles, as announced in the Autumn Statement.
The popularity of Electric Vehicles has skyrocketed, with over 50% of new cars registered so far in 2022 including some form of electrification. Why has the WAV market not kept up?
This article takes a look at why disabled consumers face less choice when looking for an alternatively-fuelled vehicle, and how electrification might affect the future of the Accessible Vehicle.
Another local authority go green with the Brotherwood Envy!
We were delighted to supply Watchet Town Council with a fully-electric, wheelchair accessible vehicle for their zero-emission Community Transport scheme!
This week, a Sussex-based veterans’ charity is celebrating the arrival of its new sustainably-powered mini ambulance, funded entirely by its supporters. The vehicle is powered using electricity generated from solar panels installed last year at Care for Veterans, a charity which provides care and rehabilitation to ex-service personnel from its 60-bed facility on Boundary Road, […]
A community transport group in Yorkshire has become the first organisation in the country to acquire a ground breaking new fully electric, wheelchair accessible vehicle . Community Transport Calderdale (CTC) is a charitable organisation based at Luddendenfoot, near Halifax, West Yorkshire. Their aim is to provide transport for those in the area who cannot access […]
At 2015’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, a different type of record was set, as Lionel O’Connor became the first, and the fastest person to complete the hill climb in a wheelchair accessible vehicle.
30 years later the Dorset-based company has set yet another first for wheelchair passenger transport, teaming with Nissan again with the launch of the
Brotherwood Envy: The UK’s first Fully Electric Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle
, based on the Nissan eNV-200 Combi. The Brotherwood Envy marks yet another milestone for the pioneering company which was also the first to create a wheelchair passenger ‘up-front’ Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV), and also the first to achieve Low Volume Type Approval for a wheelchair car conversion.