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I doubt it. The only car I have had was my Seat Alhambra 3 and a half years ago. You maybe lucky if your dealer is feeling kind.
I ordered a Hyundai Tucson Phev Ultimate +Tech Pack at the beginning of November. The dealer contacted me last week to say its still ontrack for the end of February.
@Oscarmax. Ouch that is a big rise. My Go rate is similar to yours and is due to end in May so I will expect an email in a couple of months, I hope it does not rise even further than your rate.
As struth says the Kona Ultimate has them. What size of car are you looking for Debbie? I have the Kona Ultimate at the moment, the seats are comfy, heated and ventilated and go back a long way they also have height adjustment.
Debbie the only Tucson to my knowledge is the Ultimate Version which has Power Heated seats. You’re right the AP is very high. I managed to get a Tucson Ultimate before the AP went crazy.
@John Reilly. Thanks for your comment and fingers crossed for the delivery of the Tucson in February. When it arrives and after I have driven it for a couple of days I will send a review and photo’s.
I had a few drives of the Tucson Premium Hybrid and Tucson Ultimate Plug-in last October. I found the Ultimate PHEV the better drive, it was also more comfy probably because of the leather seats.. I odered an Ultimate PHEV at the beginning of November before the price rise in Q1. Hopefully it will be delivered at the end of February. The dealer contacted me earlier to say its still looking good for the end of February and will let me know when it’s at sea.
I too have a Kona EV which is a great car but due to my circumstances changing I need a larger car which is why after a lot of thought I have gone for the Tucson. Motability have kindly let me change early.
@Fastbike1000 – I found the auto box excellent. Acceleration was great from traffic lights and junctions. My various cars for the past 30 years have all been automatics and I can honestly say this is one of the best gearboxes. I drove it on A and B roads as well as the country lanes near where I live, it coped well over bumps and a few pot holes. I liked the different modes there are to conserve your fuel and just use the battery.
@Fastbike1000 – I had a two hour drive in the Premium Hybrid and then the following day I had an hour and a half drive in the Ultimate Plug-in Hybrid.
They were both good cars to drive and both have excellent safety features and are roomy. The Hybrid version is for someone who is unable to plug in at home or cannot be bothered to plug it in to charge. They were both economical.
I preferred the Ultimate Plug-in as I found the leather seats more comfortable than the cloth seats. It comes with a type two and also a granny charger so you can use your 3 pin sockets at home.
I have ordered the Ultimate Tucson Plug-in with the Tech Pack today, the dealership had one that is being built at the moment so should get to me either end of December or first week in January. The dealership said there are very few Tucsons available at the moment.
Let me know if you have any questions Fastbike1000.November 3, 2021 at 9:43 pm in reply to: BP Pulse Home Charger – Model Number? Anyone had a recent install? #168262
@Yorkman – That’s great the Ohme charger is a good charger. I know when I last spoke to Motability they said they would be using Ohme chargers as BP Pulse had such a backlog of chargers to get installed. Who knows they maybe replacing mine with an Ohme charger. I will let you know how my install goes next weekend.November 3, 2021 at 12:27 pm in reply to: BP Pulse Home Charger – Model Number? Anyone had a recent install? #168230
@Yorkman – Yeah its an old model, it was installed in June. It worked ok for a month, then after that it was constantly switching on and off which meant sometimes it would be off when the cheap rate Octopus Energy was on. Initially it was there was too high a voltage coming into the house that was sorted by Northern Powegrid but I still had the same problem the Electrical contractors were finally given the go ahead by BP Pulse to replace the unit with a new one. Hope it all goes smoothly for you.November 3, 2021 at 12:13 pm in reply to: Having a bit of a crisis and starting to lose hope #168227
@Capuchin – How large a car do you want to go? I’ve just had a test drive in the Hyundai Tucson Premium Hybrid that was nice and comfy – has heated seats etc also has a good automatic gearbox. My wife in pevious years has had 3 Honda Jazz’s they are very roomy, she only had to change due to them getting larger so wouldn’t fit in our garage. I will be going to our local Hyundai Dealer in the morning to sign up for a new Tucson so if you want I can find out availability for the different versions.
Take Care.November 3, 2021 at 11:58 am in reply to: BP Pulse Home Charger – Model Number? Anyone had a recent install? #168223
@Yorkman I’m due to have mine replaced on Friday the 12th so will let you know over the weekend or the following week once I’ve used it.June 17, 2021 at 12:16 pm in reply to: Vehicles not on Motability Scheme (or recently removed) #155493
I did try recently to get a higher spec car that was not on Motability but was unsuccessful.
Like Wigwam says automatics are easily adaptable to left foot driving. I use a left foot flip up and flip down accelerator due to my leg being amputated many years ago.
I recently placed an order for a VW but have cancelled it without any bother. I too have gone for a Kona EV Ultimate which will be delivered on the 12 or 14th Jun.
@Shirley it’s not due to be launched until the end of this year 2021. With any luck it will be available on Motability in January 2022.
Happy to help ajn.
@Ajn if you go onto the Motability website and look to the left you will see a Search Box where you can input your search queries.
Below is information of what you need when you take your car abroad. Who knows Ajn when we are allowed to travel you may want to visit parts of Europe.
Taking your car abroad
Your insurance cover allows you to take your Motability Scheme car abroad within the European Union and to Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, but there are a few important documents that you will need to take with you.
All Motability Scheme customers need to take a VE103 (Vehicle on Hire) form when travelling to foreign countries in a Motability Scheme car. It proves you are allowed to take the car abroad and will cover you for 12 months. You can get this from RAC Motability Assist.
Telephone the special RAC Motability Assist foreign travel line on 0800 73 133 10 at least three weeks before you intend to travel to obtain a VE103 certificate.
You can take your Motability Scheme car abroad within the European Union (EU) and to Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein free of charge for up to 90 days in any 12-month period, but you will need to obtain a Green Card before you travel.
A Green Card is a document that proves your vehicle is insured if you are driving in Europe. You will need to carry a Green Card with you at all times when you are driving abroad, including in the Republic of Ireland.
RSA Motability (RSAM) will automatically issue you with a Green Card when you request a VE103 from the RAC and for most customers this will be valid for 12 months.
If you live in Northern Ireland, RSAM will issue you with a Green Card at the start of your lease to ensure you can travel freely throughout the whole of Ireland. This will be valid for the full duration of your lease.
Please note that if you are towing a caravan or trailer this will need a further Green Card of its own. You can request this from RSAM by calling 0300 037 3737 . They will issue a Green Card free of charge, but please be aware they will only provide third party cover whilst the trailer or caravan is attached to your Motability Scheme vehicle.
Your driving licence
If you have a UK photocard driving licence, your licence will still be valid when taking your Scheme car abroad. Some countries require you to have an International Driving Permit (IDP) in addition to your UK driving licence, but at this time, none of the countries that you can visit in your Scheme vehicle are planning to implement this for photocard driving licence holders.
However, if you only hold a paper driving licence you may need an IDP to visit certain European countries. More information on IDPs can be found on the Government’s websiteOpens in new window , the Post Office’s websiteOpens in new window or from the Government of the specific country you are visiting.
European breakdown cover
When you request your VE103 you’ll be able to include RAC European Breakdown Cover at no extra cost. If you choose to travel abroad without arranging breakdown cover you’ll be responsible for all recovery charges in the event of a breakdown. To discuss your breakdown cover with RAC Motability Assist, telephone the special foreign travel line on 0800 73 133 10
More about breakdown cover
Country specific rules and regulations
Make sure you check whether there are any specific motoring regulations in the country you are visiting. For example, in some European countries it is compulsory to pack high visibility jackets and a warning triangle in your boot. Most countries will also now require you to display a GB sticker on your vehicle. For more information on what is required in the country you are travelling to, visit the RAC’s motoring advisor toolOpens in new window .
It is also worth taking a Statement of Facts on Motor Vehicle Accident form in case you have an accident while you are abroad. These can be printed in English and the language of the country you are visiting, so that you can easily exchange details with another driver despite any potential language barrier. You can obtain a copy of this form from www.cartraveldocs.comOpens in new window .
If you’re travelling for more than 90 days, you must speak to RSA Motability (RSAM) on 0300 037 3737 at least three weeks in advance of your journey. RSAM will consider your request and there may be a charge. If your request is permitted, they will send you written consent. Please note that cover for legal expenses and replacement locks is not available while you are abroad.
If you are going abroad for six months or longer, you should contact our Customer Services team on 0300 456 4566 . We may need to make changes to your agreement.
Before Covid @ajn I have had a couple of trips to Paris and a couple of trips to various parts of Germany Lou has mentioned there is useful info in the faq section on Motabilities Site. I have also been the full length of Britain. I don’t know where the person who mentioned it has got that idea from.
Cheers BigDave fo that info. I’ve managed to update my Account. 🤩🤗
Thats great. Which iD.3 did you go for?
@MickC. It sounds like Motability have approved the application. You can check by going online, it will show the car you have ordered and if it has been approved.
I think I’m correct in thinking that most house’s have a 60amp fuse (which is single phase) if you have a 100 amp fuse it means you a have 3 phase power coming into your house. You only need 3 phase if you have large motor driven devices located at your address, I think you would also need 3 phase if you wanted a 22 Kwh wall charger installed.
60 amps is adequate for the 7 Kwh wall charger.