WAV stands for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. This means you can travel in the vehicle while seat in your wheelchair
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How the Motability Scheme works

Exchange your qualifying mobility allowance for a brand-new car, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle), scooter or powered wheelchair, so you can enjoy more freedom and independence.

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Which type of vehicle suits me best?

Different vehicles suit different people, so we’ll help you decide between our vehicle types and any adaptations. We’ll help you make sure you’re making the right choice for you.

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How do I pay?

We’ll receive your payments straight from your allowance provider, to make paying simple. So you know, you might need to top this up with an Advance Payment.

Learn about payments

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How do I apply and order?

You can start applying online if it’s a car or a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. Once you’ve had a test drive and you’ve found a vehicle you like, visit a Motability Scheme dealer and they’ll order it for you.

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How do I get my vehicle?

You’ll pick it up from your local dealer, if it’s a car. If it’s a different vehicle, they’ll deliver it to your home. Once you’re happy with it, you can start enjoying your vehicle.

How delivery works

What you’ll get in our worry‑free package

Insurance cover

Insurance cover

We’ll arrange your insurance. You can add up to three named drivers and can change these at any time.


Servicing and MOT

We’ll cover your regular services and routine repairs, to keep your vehicle running perfectly.

Breakdown cover

Breakdown cover

We’ll give you breakdown cover so you can travel with peace of mind. If you get a car or a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle, you’ll get RAC cover.

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Support with your electric car

We’ll arrange and cover the cost of a home chargepoint and a standard installation, or give you access to the bp pulse network of over 9,000 public chargepoints. This depends on a few things.

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Not sure which vehicle type is right for you?

We can help you decide. It’ll only take a couple of minutes.

Find what suits you
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On average, satisfaction with the Scheme among our car customers is 9.6 out of 10

Ipsos interviewed 600 Motability Scheme car customers by telephone between 27 February 2024 and 20 March 2024

The Scheme is run by Motability Operations Ltd, and overseen by Motability (operating as Motability Foundation)(opens in a new window),  a registered charity.

Related FAQs

What does my car or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Scheme package include?

You’ll get a full package, including insurance, servicing and breakdown cover.

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What does my scooter or powered wheelchair Scheme package include?

You’ll get a full package, including insurance, servicing and breakdown cover.

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When will you receive my first lease payment?

Your payments will start once you get your Scheme vehicle. We’ll receive these straight from your allowance provider, to make paying simple.

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Can I get a vehicle and a scooter or powered wheelchair?

You cannot lease a car or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle and a scooter or powered wheelchair at the same time because you can only have one lease on the Scheme at a time.

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Do I need to be in my vehicle while it's being used?

Your vehicle needs to be used by the disabled customer or for their benefit.

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How many miles am I allowed to drive?

You can drive up to 60,000 miles over a three-year lease and 100,000 miles over a five-year lease.

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Can I buy the vehicle at the end of my lease?

No, we're not able to sell you the Motability Scheme vehicle at the end of your lease.

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