Category Archives: Electric WAVs

Government Announces Grant Support for Electric Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

Electric Vehicle Preview

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 Electric Question: Where are all the Electric WAVs?

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.

Charity’s Electric Ambulance Hits the Road

Electric WAV Ambulance

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, […]

Community Group Acquire First Electric WAV

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 […]

Go Green With Envy: The UK’s First Electric Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle From Brotherwood®

Nissan eNV200 electric 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.