With over 345,000 electric vehicles (EVs) and in excess of 650,000 plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) on UK roads at the end of October 2021, it’s fair to say the nation is adopting the transition towards a cleaner means of travel. But how accurately does this represent the relationship between EVs and those with accessibility requirements? In this guide, we’ll look to give those with accessibility requirements a comprehensive breakdown of how to make the most of your EV experience. From looking at the barriers you might face, to finding the best ways to overcome them, we’ll explore what support is available to you, the pros and cons of getting behind the wheel of an electric model, and what changes are being made to make driving EVs more accessible for all.
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01 Accessibility on the road
Driving can be a very different experience if you have a disability. Drivers with mobility challenges face hurdles which some road users wouldn’t even think about. Let’s explore how accessibility is represented on British roads.
02 Driving an EV with a disability
If you’re interested in driving an EV, it’s important to understand how to maximise the performance of your car to help you. Let’s discuss what adaptations you can make, as well as help and support available from the Motability Scheme for EV drivers with a disability.
03 Help with charging your EV
As we’ve discovered, charging an EV can be one of the most challenging aspects of ownership when you drive with a disability. Let’s take a closer look at exactly why that is, the support you can receive, and advice on what’s being done to resolve the issue.
04 Useful Links & Resources
We’ve gone over a lot in this guide, but there might still be more you want to discover. Make sure to check out our list of other handy sources to find an answer to any queries you may have.
Read the full article here>> www.autotrader.co.uk/cars/electric/ev-drivers-with-disabilities/