Vehicle numbers on the Motability Scheme

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  • #174011 Reply
    wmcforum
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    This is a continuation of the old thread started by Jamesg, the old thread had over 2300 posts and was becoming slow to load.

    We keep a list of all the changes on this page:

    https://www.whichmobilitycar.co.uk/motability-news-feed/

     

    edit: 25/01/22

    We will be deleting all posts not related directly to the number of vehicles on the Scheme at the end of the day, or sometimes sooner. Please do not take offence if your post is deleted, it’s intended to make this thread as uncluttered as possible. WMC

     

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  • #185074 Reply
    kezo
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    As Rene suggests that’s the mild hybrid MHEV not the full hybrid.

    #185078 Reply
    joss
    Moderator

    Buggeration. So that model is now only available  in Petro. No mild or ant thing FFS

    Joss
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    #185079 Reply
    Rene
    Participant

    Huh, no – it’s available as MHEV, the one you linked (48V) is the mild hybrid.

    It’s available as Diesel, MHEV or Petrol. They removed the FHEV (or HEV as they called it) – the MHEV is still available.

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    #185140 Reply
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    Friday 13th May 2022  –  Vehicles on the Scheme – 555                                No Change

     

    Under 25’s 

    Friday 13th May 2022  –  Vehicles on the Scheme – 254                                Change  +51

    Insurance group raised from 16 to 21 and power from 120 to 140bhp.

    The Hyundai 39kWh electrics are now available.

     

     

    #185142 Reply
    garry
    Participant

    That’s good news for the young un’s 😀

    #185144 Reply
    pg

    seems that it’s only for electric cars unfortunately, there is a Peugeot and an Astra with 130hp and 20abi group but still says unavailable

    #185143 Reply
    Rene

    Flipping finally.

    #185148 Reply
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    seems that it’s only for electric cars unfortunately, there is a Peugeot and an Astra with 130hp and 20abi group but still says unavailable

    I will raise this with motability

    #185149 Reply
    Ginny
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    Not quite as good as it first appears; it only applies to EVs. It does make a lot of sense though  EVs tend to weigh a lot more so need more powerful motors, So not many with low Watt motors.

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    #185150 Reply
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    They have changed the information to only apply to Electric cars:

    #185151 Reply
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    This morning it simply stated this:

    #185153 Reply
    Rene

    Hm, okay.. Less good than i thought, but still.

    Although, i’d argue that the limit for EVs should’ve been 150hp, since i remember seeing quite a few with that number (including things like the 2008 etc).

    #185157 Reply
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    Hm, okay.. Less good than i thought, but still. Although, i’d argue that the limit for EVs should’ve been 150hp, since i remember seeing quite a few with that number (including things like the 2008 etc).

    Yes. Much, much less good.

    #185158 Reply
    Elliot
    Participant

    The increase of insurance group to 21 for electric vehicles doesn’t really make much difference. Cars like the e-208 are still too high an insurance group for the under 25’s.

    #185166 Reply
    kezo
    Participant

    On a positive note, at east it gives the young un’s access to a couple of EV’s on the scheme, given the vast majority of EV’s are over 120hp and of a higher insurance group.

    All we need now is some large EV’s on the scheme for the over 25’s.

    #185168 Reply
    DBtruth
    Participant

    A 100kw electric motor seems to be quite a common size which would come in at under the 140bhp cap.
    I think the cap would have have to be raised a fair bit more to include a significant number of extra cars for U25. I’d guess that it would need to go to around 180bhp possibly a bit more

    #185195 Reply
    Elliot
    Participant

    The problem is the majority of the lower powered EV’s are still over the insurance threshold for under 25’s.

    #185204 Reply
    Ginny
    Participant

    The problem is the majority of the lower powered EV’s are still over the insurance threshold for under 25’s.

    Still leaves 20 cars; 10 FIAT 500s, 2 SMART FORFOURs, 2 SMAT FORTWOs, 2 HYUNDAI IONIQs, 2 HYUNDAI KONAs and 2 VAUXHALL COMBO-E LIFEs.

    Current vehicle: 2018 SEAT LEON ST 1.8 TSI FR Technology DSG
    On order: MINI 5-Door Hatch 2.0 Cooper S Classic Steptronic

    #185236 Reply
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    Saturday 14th May 2022  –  Vehicles on the Scheme – 555                                No Change

     

    #185242 Reply
    Elliot
    Participant

    The problem is the majority of the lower powered EV’s are still over the insurance threshold for under 25’s.

    Still leaves 20 cars; 10 FIAT 500s, 2 SMART FORFOURs, 2 SMAT FORTWOs, 2 HYUNDAI IONIQs, 2 HYUNDAI KONAs and 2 VAUXHALL COMBO-E LIFEs.

    I’m sure that list will excite them.

    #185261 Reply
    Ginny
    Participant

    Most I agree will not, but a surely even a youngster wouldn’t mind a 500 Cabrio (so long as they did not need to carry any mobility aids or many passengers).

    Current vehicle: 2018 SEAT LEON ST 1.8 TSI FR Technology DSG
    On order: MINI 5-Door Hatch 2.0 Cooper S Classic Steptronic

    #185267 Reply
    Elliot
    Participant

    Well there are 4 under 25’s in my house and I showed them the list. All 4 of them said no way would they drive any of those cars. My eldest lad even though he could have a car on the scheme leases his privately as that way his only restriction is how much he can afford.

    #185274 Reply
    Rene
    Participant

    Well there are 4 under 25’s in my house and I showed them the list. All 4 of them said no way would they drive any of those cars. My eldest lad even though he could have a car on the scheme leases his privately as that way his only restriction is how much he can afford.

    Clearly they don’t need a car then. When i was under 25, i drove a 15 year old econobox that i barely held together with duct tape and bubble gum, and would’ve licked a leg to get my hands on a brand new Kona.

    If there’s “no way” your kids would drive a forfour, kona or 500 then clearly, they’re sorted.

    Yeah, not particularly cars to show off with, but that’s precisely the reason as to why those restrictions exist in the first place, and proof that they’re needed.

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    On Order: VW Golf GTE PHEV DSG MY22

    #185284 Reply
    Djw38uk

    Yep, I drove a mark 1 Escort, Alfasud, Vauxhall Viva and an Austin Maxi (in brown when I was 21 but gifted) as they were all I could afford at the time.

    Maybe it’s a generation thing.

    My girls will choose a car for it’s colour over any service history, mileage etc.

    Madness……

    #185288 Reply
    kezo
    Participant

    The majority of young ones especially males would want to skip that selection of EV’s in favour of the likes of  a petrol Fiesta, Corsa etc.  Although I can see some young females who would opt for the 500.

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