Car numbers on the Motability Scheme today

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  • #170142
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    Saturday 27th November   –  Vehicles on the Scheme – 1021       No Change

     

    #170194
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    Sunday 28th November   –  Vehicles on the Scheme – 1021       No Change

     

    #170275
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    Monday 29th November   –  Vehicles on the Scheme – 1021       No Change

     

    #170342
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    Tuesday 30th November   –  Vehicles on the Scheme – 1021       No Change (Yet)

     

    #170345
    sean1969
    Participant

    Just waiting for the VW exodus……..today!

    Current car 2019 Ford Kuga 1.5T Titanium X Edition

    #170365
    VictorOne

    ⚡️ STOP PRESS…

    Skoda have announced that ALL Kodiaqs will be removed from the scheme today.

    #170367
    Paul

    Jeez ,Kodiaq along with the apparant vw removals, will take it below 1000..

    #170425
    Laura

    Why Skoda removed it? My choice of an suv is going down even more. Fingers crossed q1 brings some back otherwise I am going to struggle to find something suitable. I’ve got a Kia Sportage and been happy with it ish for nearly 5 years and I can’t even get that on scheme at the moment

    #170440
    Ray Penn

    998?

    Scary!

    #170450
    fwippers
    Participant

    Now under the psychologically important 1000 barrier. Ouch.

    #170457
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    Wednesday 1st December  –  Vehicles on the Scheme – 998       Change -23

    Renault +9 (8 petrol 1 electric)

    Captur +6

    Clio +2

    Zoe +1 (new number for GT line car)

    (These are new trim lines, the Iconic becomes Iconic Edition and the S Edition Becomes SE Edition, the +9 is because they have not taken the old cars off)

     

    SEAT -7  (6 petrol, 1 diesel)

    Tarraco -7  (removed from Scheme)

     

    Skoda -9  (6 petrol, 3 diesel)

    Kodiaq -9  (removed from Scheme)

     

    Volkswagen -16  (5 petrol, 3 diesel, 8 electric)

    ID3 -6  (removed from Scheme)

    ID4 -2 (removed from Scheme)

    Tiguan -8 (removed from Scheme)

     

    #170462
    TheSUVGuy

    Depressing times.

    #170463
    Glos Guy
    Participant

    Depressing times.

    Indeed. If we were renewing today there isn’t a single car left that would tick all our boxes. I feel very sorry for those who don’t have the ability to leave the scheme in order to get what they want. Disabled people should not be forced to have to compromise, as this can bring all sorts of problems.

    Let’s hope that the cull is solely down to the chip shortage, but as the scheme has been in persistent decline for many years, well before the chip shortage and pandemic started, I’m not convinced.

    #170464
    dayskipper

    Now is the winter of our discontent.

    #170466
    Brydo

    I fear we are not at the end of the road yet.

    #170468
    vinalspin
    Participant

    I left the scheme last day of August and I thought it was bad then, looking now I wouldn’t consider getting another as it’s so poor and getting worse month on month, really sad.

    #170471
    ChrisK
    Participant

    Motability need to restart there advertising campaign to stop disabled folk leaving.

     

    You know the sort of adverts I mean, the ones where every customer is driving along in perfectly suitable cars with great big smiles on their faces.

    😢

    #170485
    Spenno
    Participant

    I’m due this month, here’s hoping the next quarter is alot better

    #170487
    fwippers
    Participant

    I had a very short shortlist and wanted to go electric so was one of the lucky few, however for those preferring a traditional ICE or PHEV, and especially for those under 25 or needing space to store a wheelchair, options are very limited, even more so for those with limited budgets. At this stage it is hard to predict what Q1 will bring, probably more of the same, given the semiconductor shortage is unlikely to easy significantly in the next 4 weeks.

    #170499
    Tharg
    Participant

    And another thing… we are encouraged, quite rightly, to consider buying BEVs. As of today, only 8% of vehicles on the scheme are pure electric. Very few of them will handle a big motorised scooter; many won’t even take an ordinary manual wheelchair easily. At least Motability ought to stop urging us to buy stuff which ain’t there. This applies to car makers too – VW’s website, in its Motability bit, continues to extol the virtues of the ID3, Tiguan and others which are not on Motability.

    #170503
    Glos Guy
    Participant

    And another thing… we are encouraged, quite rightly, to consider buying BEVs. As of today, only 8% of vehicles on the scheme are pure electric. Very few of them will handle a big motorised scooter; many won’t even take an ordinary manual wheelchair easily. At least Motability ought to stop urging us to buy stuff which ain’t there. This applies to car makers too – VW’s website, in its Motability bit, continues to extol the virtues of the ID3, Tiguan and others which are not on Motability.

    Although this forum is very heavily biased towards EV’s, the reality is that they still only represent about 5% of the cars on the road and still well under 10% of all new cars being registered (massive % growth yes, but from a tiny start point). So the 8% is reflective of the market. Given that Motability is not an environmental organisation, that’s how it should be IMO. It is (at least now) a matter of personal choice if people choose to go electric and Motability shouldn’t favour one form of propulsion over another.

    The issue that you rightly raise about lack of larger vehicles applies to the whole scheme frankly, but I agree is particularly problematic with EV’s. There isn’t a single EV on the scheme at present that would be suitable for those of us who have to lug around wheelchairs, scooters etc, presumably due to the very high prices of EV’s. That brings us back to the subject of the daft price caps, which need abolishing IMHO, not just for EV’s but for all cars.

    #170515
    Tharg
    Participant

    Agree with all your points, Glos Guy. Didn’t intend to champion the BEV over all else. Merely point out that a large chunk of the available BEVs is gone. Moreover, we’ve also seen a fair few PHEVs disappear too – the Seat Leon in particular.

    #170516
    Tim

    What’s worrying is the position of reducing cars on the scheme, I’d like to think it’s due to some drastic change they have planned for Q1 22, but I can’t think of a single scenario where reducing availability makes any sense.

    #170518
    Brydo
    Participant

    The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe.
    Anything i post over three lines long please assume it is an article lol.

    #170522
    Glos Guy
    Participant

    Interesting that there are only 345,000 BEV’s on the roads at present (according to the above article). There are 32m cars in the U.K., so that’s only 1%. Far less than I thought. BEV sales in 2020 were just 6.6%, again very low. As I said, big percentage increases but from a tiny base. Higher market share for a few months this year which they describe as anomalous, with EV’s being less effected by the chip shortage. Clearly these percentages will continue to rise but it looks as though Motability has the balance of BEV’s about right at present.

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