Vehicle numbers on the Motability Scheme

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  • #174011
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

      This is a continuation of the old thread started by Jamesg, the old thread had over 2300 posts and was becoming slow to load.

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    • #227730
      Elliot
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        I know you can add optional extras to Motability car orders, but how about paying for a trim level upgrade? The Msport is £1,500 more, but I’d guess that wouldn’t be allowed. In fact that £1,500 increas in price is probably why this car is on Motability. Very few retail/lease customers would choose the Sport with the Msport at such a slight increase in price.

        It’s annoying in that if you want to upgrade the seats it costs the same money. I would rather spend the £1500 on upgrading to Msport trim.

         

        #227731
        Adrian
        Participant

          Is there a benefit to m sport other than it does look nice?

          "Come on BYD Seal!"
          #227735
          Elliot
          Participant

            Is there a benefit to m sport other than it does look nice?

            It has a bigger battery, leather seats and I prefer the Msport steering.

            #227743
            Adrian
            Participant

              Is there a benefit to m sport other than it does look nice?

              It has a bigger battery, leather seats and I prefer the Msport steering.

              ?? fair play

              "Come on BYD Seal!"
              #227744
              Adrian
              Participant

                Oh yeah I remember that was in an option pack on an SE I had way back when and presume was standard on the m sport. Explains why I didn’t notice the difference ?

                "Come on BYD Seal!"
                #227787
                wmcforum
                Which Mobility Car

                  Monday 24th July 2023  –  Vehicles on the Scheme – 740                                           No Change

                   

                  #227807
                  Berty
                  Participant

                    Out of interest @wmcforum, currently we have 740 vehicles on the scheme.

                    What was the vehicle count in July 2019 before the pandemic turned the World upside down?

                    Thx..

                    • This reply was modified 11 months, 4 weeks ago by Berty.
                    #227811
                    Glos Guy
                    Participant

                      Out of interest @wmcforum, currently we have 740 vehicles on the scheme. What was the vehicle count in July 2019 before the pandemic turned the World upside down? Thx..

                      I can’t remember the exact year, but at its peak I think there was over 4,000 cars.

                      #227838
                      Avatar photoslightly ginger

                        hi.

                        the BMW i4 Msport 40 is £59,00 plus change.

                        the BMW i4 Msport 35 is £51,000 plus change.

                        only the 40 has a bigger battery.

                        #227841
                        wmcforum
                        Which Mobility Car

                          Out of interest @wmcforum, currently we have 740 vehicles on the scheme. What was the vehicle count in July 2019 before the pandemic turned the World upside down? Thx..

                           

                          July 24th 2019

                          1948 Vehicles Avaialble  807 of which are automatic gearbox  407 Nil AP or less ( 74 Automatics)

                          ( 20 Electric vehicles,  7 Plugin Hybrid,  47 Hybrid,  1198 Petrol,  676 Diesel)

                          #227874
                          Berty
                          Participant

                            Out of interest @wmcforum, currently we have 740 vehicles on the scheme. What was the vehicle count in July 2019 before the pandemic turned the World upside down? Thx..

                            July 24th 2019 1948 Vehicles Avaialble 807 of which are automatic gearbox 407 Nil AP or less ( 74 Automatics) ( 20 Electric vehicles, 7 Plugin Hybrid, 47 Hybrid, 1198 Petrol, 676 Diesel)

                             

                            Jeezo…Thx Admin, That is quite a lot….lol.

                            It just shows the impact Covid had on vehicle manufacturing and Motability.  Around 2000 vehicles….lol, that is crazy.

                            #227905
                            wmcforum
                            Which Mobility Car

                              Tuesday 25th July 2023  –  Vehicles on the Scheme – 740                                           No Change

                               

                              #227913
                              Avatar photoAbercol
                              Participant

                                Jeezo…Thx Admin, That is quite a lot….lol. It just shows the impact Covid had on vehicle manufacturing and Motability. Around 2000 vehicles….lol, that is crazy.

                                And that 2019 figure is half of what was available 4 years before that. The scheme has been in decline for a number of years as car prices outstrip the annual increase in benefit. Thus we have fewer choices, fewer nil AP cars and some pretty crazy high AP’s on many of the cars available.

                                That doesn’t make Motability poor value, as private purchase and lease costs have also climbed due to the massive increases in car prices. However, if you are disabled and on a limited budget (as many on the scheme are) then your choices dwindle.

                                In life, it's not who you know that's important, it's how your wife found out.

                                #228027
                                RogerWilko

                                  Toyota BZ4X (joint development with Subaru, three specs available has been added this morning

                                  #228030
                                  wmcforum
                                  Which Mobility Car

                                    Wednesday 26th July 2023  –  Vehicles on the Scheme – 743                                              Change +3

                                    Toyota +3  (electric)

                                    BZ4X  +3

                                    71.4kWh battery, range up to 318 miles, 3 trims Pure £2749 Advance Payment, Motion £4199 AP and Vision £4899 AP.

                                    full details https://www.toyota.co.uk/new-cars/bz4x

                                     

                                    #228045
                                    Ele
                                    Participant

                                      How much AP lol

                                      AP far to high imo for a dated cheap looking ugly duckling as this

                                      AP will dive nest Q me thinks

                                      Suspect the High AP reflects their need to recoup the 3 month loss of production following the wheels falling off recall

                                      • This reply was modified 11 months, 3 weeks ago by Ele.
                                      • This reply was modified 11 months, 3 weeks ago by Ele.
                                      #228047
                                      Glos Guy
                                      Participant

                                        Whilst I welcome all additions to the scheme, it’s beginning to look as though the only meaningful additions to the current paltry selection going forward will be EVs.

                                        Ok for those who want an EV, have the ability to charge at home and can afford the sky high APs, but I do wonder what proportion of the Motability population at large (as opposed to this forum) fit these criteria.

                                        #228050
                                        kezo
                                        Participant

                                          It has more black plastic than a plastics factory!

                                          #228062
                                          Avatar photoAbercol
                                          Participant

                                            Why give the upper trims 20’s, they kill the range, which, despite Toyotas lofty claims is far from decent.

                                             

                                            In life, it's not who you know that's important, it's how your wife found out.

                                            #228070
                                            HammerHead
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                                              Whilst I welcome all additions to the scheme, it’s beginning to look as though the only meaningful additions to the current paltry selection going forward will be EVs. Ok for those who want an EV, have the ability to charge at home and can afford the sky high APs, but I do wonder what proportion of the Motability population at large (as opposed to this forum) fit these criteria.

                                              Blame the UK gov for banning the sale of ICE and diesel from 2030 and if you consider that some ICE/D cars can take 18 months for a factory order, I would’nt be surprised if all ICE/D vehicles  dissappeared from MB site by July 2028! 5 years and counting 🙁

                                              Seems like for once MB are being pro active.

                                              #228071
                                              Glos Guy
                                              Participant

                                                Whilst I welcome all additions to the scheme, it’s beginning to look as though the only meaningful additions to the current paltry selection going forward will be EVs. Ok for those who want an EV, have the ability to charge at home and can afford the sky high APs, but I do wonder what proportion of the Motability population at large (as opposed to this forum) fit these criteria.

                                                Blame the UK gov for banning the sale of ICE and diesel from 2030 and if you consider that some ICE/D cars can take 18 months for a factory order, I would’nt be surprised if all ICE/D vehicles dissappeared from MB site by July 2028! 5 years and counting ? Seems like for once MB are being pro active.

                                                Very few ICE cars are taking 18 months now and other leasing companies aren’t taking the same stance, so this is a conscious decision by Motability. The 2030 date will change by at least 5 years, but the current government are being very canny over this, saying that they won’t move the date, in the knowledge that it won’t be down to them and Labour will have to do it when they get into power next year. However, with the date looming and it becoming increasingly obvious that it’s totally impractical, public opinion is starting to swing against it, so maybe there are more votes to be won by making the call to delay it!

                                                #228079
                                                kezo
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                                                  The 2030 date will change by at least 5 years, but the current government are being very canny over this, saying that they won’t move the date

                                                  Its been in the papers the last couple days or so that Sunak has said he is looking at watering down some of the “ECO” plans to make it affordable for the population. In that was the ICE ban, where he cast doubts.

                                                  Now the EU has pushed the date back, the UK will have to follow and they all

                                                  ready know they will have to do the same.

                                                  Interesting read

                                                  https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/business-environment-and-energy/analysis-uk%E2%80%99s-ice-ban-have-global-impact

                                                  #228080
                                                  Berty
                                                  Participant

                                                    All wishful thinking and putting up links to an auomotive magazine is hardly a balanced view.

                                                    You seem to think that the phasing out of ICE is going to be delayed or deferred 2030 – 2035,

                                                    You are wrong, it is going to be brought forward.

                                                    This year 2023 is hte first year of a full degree increase in average global climate Temps sine the 1970’s. The trend is ANOTHER degree increase by 2030.   IT is THAT fast.

                                                    The removal of ICE will be brought forward for ONE reason.

                                                    The Furious temperatures seen in North America and Southern Europe these past 3 weeks. It is not over yet and this will re-focus the minds of the EU members and thus the UK to cutting emissions. Europe is essentially burning.

                                                     

                                                    Give it a few weeks and see what stance the Govt’s take regarding ICE and renewable energy.

                                                    You think they are going to extend the date for removal od ICE vehicles? No, they will make 2030 the END of ICE, completely.

                                                    Not just new veicles but ALL vehicles.

                                                    Just watch what happens in the UK in the next few weeks. The fires in Greece will fire up these stupid ‘Just stop oil’ thugs.

                                                    It is like a call to arms for them…expect them to be very very active in the next few weeks…

                                                    #228081
                                                    Colin

                                                      Have to disagree more and more dealer groups dread battery cars as there depreciation is awful at this time Also our local VW and Nissan dealer works on 6-8 week lead times for investigation faults I live in a city which has decent public charge facilities but will not consider fill ev until they crack 400 miles plus

                                                      The country didn’t have enough power station to meet household demand as at least 3 power stations short Not enough renewable either no matter what they spout

                                                      #228085
                                                      RogerWilko

                                                        Again the fallacy that the EU have changed the date for the banning of ICE cars. They have not. The EU agreed to permit sales and registration of internal-combustion engine (ICE) models after the 2035 deadline — provided those vehicles operate only on carbon-neutral fuels, often generically referred to as ‘e-fuels Which cost a lot more to produce and refine, so fuel costs will rise.

                                                        This is a sop to Germany, who have been pretty poor at looking forward, but all manufacturers are reducing build of ICE cars, Roget will still build them, but in plants outside the EU for third world markets.
                                                        Unfortunatly, all political parties have been sucked into this global warming nonsense, so regardless of who you vote for, this dash towards carbon neutral will continue

                                                        Mitability don’t want to be left with loads of ICE cars, they know the future trend.

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