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We Need Your help to make EVs more Accessible

Posted in General News on Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

DMUK is becoming increasingly involved in various projects to make electric vehicles (EVs) a more viable option for disabled motorists ahead of the EV switchover. If you would be willing to be consulted on any of these projects in the future, please contact the office either by emailing or calling 01508 489449. 

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Roger Powell

Wednesday, August, 11th, 2021

While I am not against the idea of having an EV, the government does not appear to have given any thought to drivers, be they disabled or not, who live in high rises or terraces. Where are we supposed to recharge the battery(ies)? Not everyone is lucky enough to live in a property with it’s own driveway

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Carol Hull

Wednesday, August, 11th, 2021

I have a recharge hybrid vehicle and use a hoist abs powered Wheelchair. It is important to me that ev vehicles and charging points are accessible or have service assistance for ppl with mobility issues.

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Wednesday, August, 11th, 2021

I extended my last motability vehicle for 2 years in the hope of there being a better choice of electric vehicles and better infrastructure for charging but neither have improved. I have just ordered a petrol WAV with limited choice partly due to my height of 6ft 4ins and limited headroom in all but 1 vehicle.

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John Roberts

Wednesday, August, 11th, 2021

I have previously written to the Motabilty Charity on this subject, to date I have not had a reply, I would be very keen to get involved in this issue,

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Robert Nicholls

Wednesday, August, 11th, 2021

Living in the South Wales valleys it’s so important a rival to have a EV as you can’t charge it due to on street parking. The range is united in many cases is incorrect on everyday use, and it’s lights on the tv and cold weather. It could be the new Diesel scandal with mileage and charging

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Steven Couldwell

Wednesday, August, 11th, 2021

My wife is a wheelchair user and we travel 200 mile to see family. I cannot see a practical way we can do this with an EV! I have seen no suggestions of how and when a solution for WAVS might be put forward. If you travel at night in winter, how do you keep warm and what reduction in range would an EV have?

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Jane Shelton

Tuesday, August, 17th, 2021

I would love to be involved. I have a particular interest in ev cars as I have one on order. I am hoping this will be the right choice as I am a wheelchair user

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Jane Shelton

Tuesday, August, 17th, 2021

I would love to be involved in this project as I have an ev on order. I am a wheelchair user and think this is the way forward

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James Tatton

Wednesday, August, 18th, 2021

The biggest problems are lack of charging points, range of travel between charging points and not enough development and availability with WAVS, especially with drive from or transfer to drive.

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Martin Hobgen

Thursday, August, 19th, 2021

EV charging points need to be accessible for disabled drivers and particularly to those of us who use a wheelchair.

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Chris Mulholland

Sunday, August, 22nd, 2021

I am looking at buying an EV for my next car. I need one that seats 5 and has room for a hoist and scooter. So far they are so large I cannot access the drivers seat.( the one I have now is a petrol.) I gather a step can be added. However my main concern is how long does the charge last and how long it takes to charge. I hope to find these answers. Chris