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Passenger Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

Travel with your wheelchair. You can ride in these, or store your wheelchair. A supplier will bring one to your home so you can make sure it’s right for you.

What is a passenger Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle?

These are the most common type of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle) on the Scheme and they’re a popular choice for wheelchair users. They’re specially adapted so you can travel in your wheelchair, as a passenger.

You’ll usually access this Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle using a ramp or lift, then you or someone else will need to secure your wheelchair with tie-downs.

How is it different from a car?

You can travel without leaving your wheelchair, in a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. In a car, you’d need to transfer out of your wheelchair and store it.

At a glance

  • You do not need to leave your wheelchair to travel
  • It’s simpler to get in and out
  • Good for long journeys
  • Up to eight people
  • You’ll need someone to drive you
  • They can be tricky to drive and park

Your options as a passenger

Sit in the back, as a passenger

You can choose to sit in your wheelchair towards the back of the Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle.

A man smiling in a wheelchair, inside a WAV

Sit up front, as a passenger

You can choose to sit in your wheelchair near the front of the Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle.

A man smiling in a wheelchair, inside a WAV
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You might be able to get a grant to help you cover the costs

Learn more about grants

Illustration of a WAV with a rear ramp and a WAV with a side ramp

We have sizes to suit every need

We have a range of different Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle sizes – from small to large, and everything in between. You’re likely to find one that suits you.

See our Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle sizes

What else can I get?

Speak to a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle supplier

You can start applying online, from the comfort of your home. Then speak to a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle supplier and they’ll arrange a home demonstration for you.

Find a supplier

What you’ll get in our worry‑free package

Insurance cover

Insurance cover

We’ll arrange this for you. You can add up to three named drivers and can change these at any time.

Servicing

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 RAC cover, so you can travel with peace of mind.

Support

Continued support

Call your Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle supplier and they’ll be happy to help.