- 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.
- July 14, 2016
- Dorset County Council Unveil Brotherwood WAV Fleet
A new fleet of wheelchair-friendly cars has been brought in to help deliver better council services to Dorset’s disabled residents.
Three converted Ford vehicles will be used to transport both older people and disabled children who require special equipment to travel, including wheelchairs.
- June 1, 2016
- Brotherwood Launch Into Space With New Mercedes-Benz WAV
Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle specialists Brotherwood have recently expanded their incredible range of WAVs to include a unique new conversion of the Mercedes-Benz Vito Tourer. Offering a class-leading 60 inches of internal headroom, and 60 inches of entry height, the Brotherwood Ex-i-60 conversion caters for wheelchair users of almost any height.
- May 13, 2016
- Brotherwood Enjoy Busy Showcase at Haynes Museum
Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle specialists Brotherwood recently enjoyed a busy VIP launch event and WAV showcase weekend at the prestigious Haynes International Motor Museum in Sparkford, Somerset.
Benefitting from beautiful weather across the April Bank Holiday weekend, Brotherwood invited wheelchair users and their families from across the UK to partake in the museums’ excellent hospitality, explore the amazing displays of over 400 historic cars and motorcycles, and view and test drive the incredible range of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles that Brotherwood can offer.