Motability Sent Me An Email Today

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  • #250903
    MickC
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      Saying as i am about to be able to order another car within the next 2 months….i should consider an electric vehicle.

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    • #250927
      kezo
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        mmm, yu see I’m not a fan of pursuasion tactics or their agenda behind them!

         

        #250928
        solent60
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          I got the very same email today too.

          I did consider – very briefly – opting for an EV, even though I have no driveway or even a charging point anywhere near me. I did contemplate applying for a grant in the sum of £400K in order to purchase a small  bungalow, with sea views, along here on the South coast. I’d happily have one then.

          #250937
          DumfriesDik
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            @MickC are you going to make the leap of faith?!

            VW ID3 Max is my DD

            #250938
            swwchris
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              As ever (there are loads of posts on this subject), some people will be 100% for EV, some will not be bothered either way and be happy to go with it, some will just not want it at all and of course some will want an EV but due to their house location / layout, not be able to install a charger.

              Its as simple as that, I am not currently ready for EV myself but I really cant get to excited or bothered if I am encouraged to move to an EV car (its hardly tactics!!), the debate will probably go on for ever! It really is old news!

              #250940
              Glos Guy
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                mmm, yu see I’m not a fan of pursuasion tactics or their agenda behind them!

                Me neither. Motability should not be pushing one type of car over another. That is not their role or purpose. Anyone who is a low mileage user, never does long journeys (so never needs to rely on the public charger network) and has the ability to charge off road at home will no doubt have already switched to an EV or be seriously considering doing so. The rest will have legitimate concerns and should not be made to feel pressured.

                Besides, if Motability (and manufacturers) want more people to switch to EVs they need to make them more affordable (prices / APs). With a few exceptions, the up front costs are so high that this erodes a lot of the fuel savings. We know from this forum that many people really struggle to raise high APs.

                #250947
                Avatar photoMenorca Mike
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                  They sent me 2 emails and phoned me up

                  #250953
                  Gordon
                  Participant

                    @swwchris

                    Well said.

                    #250961
                    MickC
                    Participant

                      @MickC are you going to make the leap of faith?!

                      I am tempted.

                      I did view the new Ford Explorer while it was on its nationwide tour at my local Ford dealer,i found getting into it far more difficult than my current 2021 Kuga,the raised floor made it more difficult,what would have made entry much easier is if Ford had put that innovative flip up steering wheel out of the new Transit into the Explorer.

                      I did’nt like the “akimbo” effect the higher floor had on my legs/knees.

                      #250969
                      MFillingham
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                        EVs have their benefits, especially if you’re constantly doing short trips.  However, they’re not for everyone and Motability really should be catering for all potential customers.

                        Personally their push for EVs suits me.

                        I'm Autistic, if I say something you find offensive, please let me know, I can guarantee it was unintentional.
                        I'll try to give my honest opinion but am always open to learning.

                        Mark

                        #250976
                        kezo
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                          Personally their push for EVs suits me.

                          IMO they should not be pushing by telling you to consider one power source over another. At most they should only provide a leaflet outlining the potential benifits and weaknesses of choosing a BEV over another power source.

                          For exampe its pointless telling somebody who lives in a terrace property, you should consider a BEV and who lives no where near BP Pulse network!

                          #250986
                          MFillingham
                          Participant

                            IMO they should not be pushing by telling you to consider one power source over another. At most they should only provide a leaflet outlining the potential benifits and weaknesses of choosing a BEV over another power source. For exampe its pointless telling somebody who lives in a terrace property, you should consider a BEV and who lives no where near BP Pulse network!

                            We agree, the pushing of EVs is an environmental thing, which isn’t in Motability’s remit.

                             

                            However, maybe targeting customers who are capable of taking the biggest advantage of driving an EV and sending them information on how they could benefit from switching at their next change may be acceptable.  There are too many people for whom the infrastructure is inadequate, not so much with the rapid network for longer distance driving but definitely for those who need to charge near home.  Too many councils are either deliberately dragging their heels or waiting upon someone else to find suitable provision for pavement side charging and for parking for blocks of flats.  Once councils are either more willing to allow their people access to charging from home or provide their own solutions then ownership for those without off street parking.

                             

                            In fairness, the rapid network has improved significantly, where motorway users will be able to drive long distances with confidence that they’ll find a charger when they need it.  Major A roads are improving and the others will attract chargers when predictable demand dictates.  It’s destination charging that’s inadequate right now, every single street lamp should have a plug in place, every flat’s parking space should have a pop up charger (for pavements) or wall based charger with a security code and connection to the home supply and every parking bay that isn’t time limited (especially those with residential parking) should have some kind of street side charging.

                             

                            I'm Autistic, if I say something you find offensive, please let me know, I can guarantee it was unintentional.
                            I'll try to give my honest opinion but am always open to learning.

                            Mark

                            #251080
                            Callmejohn
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                              I think the best way of Motability promoting EV’s is to reduce the AP’s, as I for one would never have considered a Hyundai Ioniq 6 Premium with a £8,000 AP. However it was a different kettle of fish when they added the dearer Ultimate model (with almost everything I needed other than it not being an estate) at a very reasonable £3,500, which suddenly became a consideration which I went on to order.

                              I think the more worrying thing, than emails and phone calls asking if we had considered an EV, is if Motability is pushing EV’s, then does that mean that there is less likely hood of them adding large petrol and diesel estates such as the new Passat and Superb estates which a lot of it’s customers with wheelchairs or scooters plus additional medical equipment, need.

                              Could it also encourage Motability to raise the AP’s on petrol and diesel cars that they don’t actually want us to choose, as there is no way we can ever tell how Motability Operations actually work out the AP’s.

                              #251086
                              AndyDStone
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                                I think the best way of Motability promoting EV’s is to reduce the AP’s

                                100% correct. EVs should be available to everyone. However, it is up to the consumer to decide whether an EV is right for them.

                                Motability should ‘encourage’ the take-up of EVs, for environmental reasons if nothing else. ✅

                                If drivers are being ‘encouraged’ to go EV, then this incompetent Govt needs to get its act together (joke) and ‘encourage’ suppliers to deploy much more charging infrastructure as soon as possible. In addition, the Govt also needs to ‘encourage’ energy companies to produce more UK based electricity.?

                                Unfortunately this will take many years, if not decades…??‍♂️

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                                Andy

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                                #251097
                                MFillingham
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                                  I think the best way of Motability promoting EV’s is to reduce the AP’s

                                  100% correct. EVs should be available to everyone. However, it is up to the consumer to decide whether an EV is right for them. Motability should ‘encourage’ the take-up of EVs, for environmental reasons if nothing else. ✅ If drivers are being ‘encouraged’ to go EV, then this incompetent Govt needs to get its act together (joke) and ‘encourage’ suppliers to deploy much more charging infrastructure as soon as possible. In addition, the Govt also needs to ‘encourage’ energy companies to produce more UK based electricity.? Unfortunately this will take many years, if not decades…??‍♂️

                                   

                                  I’d go a step further.  If Motability want to encourage the take up of EVs they should be looking at how to provide more specialist charging solutions for those who don’t have the simple off street parking.  Those who have a dedicated space but a path or pavement between their home and car.  To those who have a pavement before public parking on the road.  There are solutions available, they aren’t standard ones but if Motability could get a fund together where people who have difficulty paying for such installs could be given the necessary funds and a project manager to help ensure the coordination of all the different bodies involved and information they all require.  Obviously this all costs money but it’s not like Motability are short of a penny or two.

                                  I'm Autistic, if I say something you find offensive, please let me know, I can guarantee it was unintentional.
                                  I'll try to give my honest opinion but am always open to learning.

                                  Mark

                                  #251104
                                  kezo
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                                    I’d go a step further.  If Motability want to encourage the take up of EVs they should be looking at how to provide more specialist charging solutions for those who don’t have the simple off street parking.  Those who have a dedicated space but a path or pavement between their home and car.  To those who have a pavement before public parking on the road.  There are solutions available, they aren’t standard ones but if Motability could get a fund together where people who have difficulty paying for such installs could be given the necessary funds and a project manager to help ensure the coordination of all the different bodies involved and information they all require.  Obviously this all costs money but it’s not like Motability are short of a penny or two.

                                    Agree but, I don’t know how they would do that, other than adding it as as a £999 option as part of non standard install for example.

                                    The ther issue is, it will have to go through the LA and not all LA’s will approve such a system. The other point is , some LA are offering hefty discounts, whils’t other aren’t, mean you could end up pay more through Motabiliyt than going direct.

                                    #251105
                                    kezo
                                    Participant

                                      I think the more worrying thing, than emails and phone calls asking if we had considered an EV, is if Motability is pushing EV’s, then does that mean that there is less likely hood of them adding large petrol and diesel estates such as the new Passat and Superb estates which a lot of it’s customers with wheelchairs or scooters plus additional medical equipment, need. Could it also encourage Motability to raise the AP’s on petrol and diesel cars that they don’t actually want us to choose, as there is no way we can ever tell how Motability Operations actually work out the AP’s.

                                      Excellent comment.

                                      #251107
                                      crippleddad
                                      Participant

                                        If they gave me 5 grand toward the ridiculous AP, I might consider staying.

                                        #251434
                                        MickC
                                        Participant

                                          Got another email today asking >

                                          Help us to understand how you feel about the move to electric vehicles.

                                           

                                          The Motability Scheme aims to provide all our customers with worry-free mobility. As you are approaching the end of your lease and about to choose your next vehicle, we’d like to understand how you are feeling about the move to electric vehicles.

                                           

                                          Your opinion is incredibly important to us! The first question is below, please select your answer and you will be taken through to a handful of other questions that will take you less than 5 minutes in total to complete.

                                           

                                          How likely are you to choose an electric vehicle for your next Motability Scheme car once your current agreement ends?

                                          Definitely won’t

                                          Probably won’t

                                          Undecided

                                          Probably will

                                          Definitely will

                                          Thank you in advance for helping us to provide the best possible customer service.

                                          I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

                                          You click on one of the five choices and you are taken to do a survey.

                                          #251436
                                          kezo
                                          Participant

                                            The bigger question is, did you fill it out and which box did you tick 🙂

                                            #251438
                                            Avatar photoMenorca Mike
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                                              Try not to let it worry you and get on with your life I did

                                              #251452
                                              MickC
                                              Participant

                                                Undecided

                                                To start off i went “Undecided” to get into the survey.

                                                #251496
                                                swwchris
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                                                  Try not to let it worry you and get on with your life I did

                                                   

                                                  Could not agree more. Either fill it out or delete it and move on 🙂

                                                  #251503
                                                  MickC
                                                  Participant

                                                    Try not to let it worry you and get on with your life I did

                                                    Could not agree more. Either fill it out or delete it and move on ?

                                                     

                                                    I was interested to see what questions would be asked and you could rate them from 1 to 10.

                                                    #251504
                                                    kezo
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                                                      I was interested to see what questions would be asked and you could rate them from 1 to 10.

                                                      Sorry mate but, can you epand on what the other questions were?

                                                      Its easy to just say either fill it out or delete it but, surely to god, we are all of an age where we can make our own minds up!

                                                      Perhaps a fact sheet on what would be needed, would have been more appropiate.

                                                       

                                                       

                                                      #251509
                                                      MickC
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                                                        I was interested to see what questions would be asked and you could rate them from 1 to 10.

                                                        Sorry mate but, can you epand on what the other questions were? Its easy to just say either fill it out or delete it but, surely to god, we are all of an age where we can make our own minds up! Perhaps a fact sheet on what would be needed, would have been more appropiate.

                                                         

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