May 21, 2019 at 3:19 pm #77407
Should you lease an EV on the scheme the dealer will arrange through the manufacturer for you to have a Home Charging Unit installed at no extra cost to yourself.
If you were to change address, then any costs associated with fitting a charging point at the new address would be to yourself.
Unfortunately, a requirement of having an electric vehicle through the scheme is that you would have to have a charge point fitted at your home address, thus if you don’t live in a suitable property, i.e. one with a private driveway, you will be unable to lease an EV.
Mota History - Nissan Qashqai Ford Focus Seat Leon ST Mazda CX-5
May 21, 2019 at 6:41 pm #77433
Trev I take it that’s from the motability website? If so it disappointing, there millions of pounds being spent on charging points throughout the country so to restrict motability customers in this way is outrageous.
What if you get a charger fitted then move house and don’t get a charger fitted in the new house would they take the car back?
Surely its for every individual to decide if a vehicle is fit for purpose.
The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson CrusoeMay 21, 2019 at 7:21 pm #77436
This was from the Live Chat Brydo,
I was taking the positives that Motability are including the cost of a home charger in the ‘package’, and seeing that the scheme is for the mobility impaired it’s taking a line to ensure anyone who takes out an ev on the scheme will have easy anytime access to a charger, being it’s at their home.
They wouldn’t take the car back if you moved home, you would have the responsibility then to ensure you had access to a charger. I think it’s great that they are costing and ensuring you have a home charger when you take out the lease.
My view is from a personal point from the experience i had in trying to get permission for a home charger so i could consider an EV. My position remains the same that without a home charger i wouldn’t entertain an EV.
The problem here isn’t motability, it’s more to do with legislation surrounding who can have a home charger.. it shouldn’t be for only those that have a private driveway. And again personally for me, social housing landlords should be approving permission for home chargers, and not refusing on the basis that they would be then responsible for additional wiring.
Mota History - Nissan Qashqai Ford Focus Seat Leon ST Mazda CX-5May 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm #77437
Trev does this included PHEV or just EV, and does it cover the full installation as per the government grant contribution?
In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.May 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm #77438
Is this just for EV’s or are Phevs also included? as we paid for are own charger to be installed.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.May 21, 2019 at 7:34 pm #77439
I only asked about EV’s, one would assume this applies just to them, but i can certainly ask the question tomorrow and post back with clarification – no problem.
The supply and installation is fully covered Oscarmax
Mota History - Nissan Qashqai Ford Focus Seat Leon ST Mazda CX-5May 21, 2019 at 7:37 pm #77440
Thanks Trev,although its probably to late for me since i already had it installed.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.May 21, 2019 at 7:49 pm #77441
I would hope they would bring some documentation about this in the form of a webpage, leaflet, etc But i presume it’s still a trial in progress and maybe it’s a reason for not adding an influx of EV’s on to the scheme until they have ironed out any creases.
For the manufacturer to be responsible for installing the home charger is great, but unless all manufacturers are going to use the same contractor, or at least a majority of them, then installation times will be greatly varied. It also leads to a number of unanswered questions i.e when do you enter your pin, at installation of the charger or handover of the vehicle? and if the latter can you still pull out of the lease after installation of the charger? I’m afraid it opens more questions than i can answer.
Mota History - Nissan Qashqai Ford Focus Seat Leon ST Mazda CX-5May 21, 2019 at 9:58 pm #77447
Trev usually the chargers are installed a few weeks prior to the car being delivered, well the EVs iv`e heard of.
It is great that Motability install the charger free of charge but refusing a customer who can`t park off street seems questionable at the very least.
EVs should be available to all no matter your housing situation, if, like yourself Trev, you wouldn’t want an EV without one, that’s fine, but to refuse others who would happily seek out a local charging point is ridiculous.
The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson CrusoeMay 21, 2019 at 10:08 pm #77448
Info on EV connector types in case you get a choice.
The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson CrusoeMay 21, 2019 at 11:22 pm #77449
You are not required to have a charger fitter for a PHEV. The pamphlet that comes with the pin code after ordering only suggest you get one
I had to pay for my own
PS. Love my new OutlanderMay 21, 2019 at 11:53 pm #77450
So EV’s only available to less than 20% of scheme users then.May 22, 2019 at 12:00 am #77452
PHEV & EV are far apart and two separate issues I don’t see the point within relations to the Thread.
great to hear your enjoying the Outlander though , a lot of interest in that at the moment. But and @brydo may correct me on this but you can run a PHEV and never plug it in, as it runs on fuel, plug in is optional. EV is necessary.May 22, 2019 at 12:06 am #77453
You are absolutely right you can run it without ever plugging it in but that would be madness
I only commented as someone earlier asked if it applied to PHEV as well as BEVMay 22, 2019 at 12:38 am #77455
Sorry Bo I quickly scanned though threads without reading past comments clearly, and your absolutely right sorry, I’m guilty of not knowing enough about PHEV/ EV etc my comments were not said to offend.
i apologise to yourself and realise once taking the time to read the other posts properly my comment was not necessary. Sorry.
i could of deleted my comment but I’m not one for hiding behind mistakes, I’m guilty of reading it wrong and I apologise for that,
thank you for you informed input to the thread and Forum.
JSMay 22, 2019 at 12:44 am #77456
Vinalspin i am contacting motability to ensure they never give you a BEV, you are far to negative with regards to EVs to ever be allowed to drive one ?
The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson CrusoeMay 22, 2019 at 1:32 am #77459
Sorry should have posted this link
The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson CrusoeMay 22, 2019 at 9:27 am #77471
@bo Sorry Bo I quickly scanned though threads without reading past comments clearly, and your absolutely right sorry, I’m guilty of not knowing enough about PHEV/ EV etc my comments were not said to offend. i apologise to yourself and realise once taking the time to read the other posts properly my comment was not necessary. Sorry. i could of deleted my comment but I’m not one for hiding behind mistakes, I’m guilty of reading it wrong and I apologise for that, thank you for you informed input to the thread and Forum. sorry JS
No worries JS
no offence was taken, I fully understand the need to keep a post on track.
Thank you for your apology and the good work done on this forum
BoMay 22, 2019 at 10:10 am #77475
I have a feeling although my circumstances are just about perfect I think they will take issue with me still having ceramic fuses and not a consumer unit. The reason I still have them is that so far there has been no advantage to my having a consumer unit. It would not be more efficient and in the last 25 years the only time a fuse has blown is when an old style(now banned) bulb has blown and shorted. Plus I could put one in myself but I am not allowed to. If I hadn’t been here so long and could blame the previous owner I would just change it myself. I am not paying £400 to have one put in when the unit itself is only £70 and I could fit it if not for red tape.
Still looking for an EV I can get my wheelchair in or has not got a ridiculous AP!May 22, 2019 at 10:38 am #77480
if there was an ev with at least 120 miles range,affordable ap i would go for it but my problem is i rent so not sure the landlord would allow a charger to be fitted.May 22, 2019 at 11:52 am #77482
I have just phoned motability customer services and asked them if I “have to have a charge point installed” in my garage and they have told me that it will be very much up to the dealer if I want to use the 240 granny charger and my own electrics or not. It is for the dealer to decide if it would be acceptable.
On the other hand when we were talking it would seem you can just “tell them you already have one installed” and that’s as far as it goes.?
Still looking for an EV I can get my wheelchair in or has not got a ridiculous AP!May 22, 2019 at 12:51 pm #77492
Well done Shawn, nice workaround.
Mota History - Nissan Qashqai Ford Focus Seat Leon ST Mazda CX-5May 22, 2019 at 9:08 pm #77542
Cheers brydo, I had been wondering how to get on that list?! ?May 22, 2019 at 9:12 pm #77543
My work here is done lol.
The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe