Adapted vehicles for disabled people
Adapted vehicles and public charging
Some vehicles, including electric vehicles, are adapted to meet the needs of disabled drivers or passengers, and some of these adaptations can directly or indirectly affect how public charging is used.
These enable mobility aids such as wheelchairs or scooters to be “stowed” in or on a vehicle, for example using a boot hoist that automatically lifts a wheelchair into a car boot. These adaptations are typically electric and must be powered by the vehicle.
Using these adaptations can require extra space behind or next to the vehicle, or need the vehicle to be parked a certain way round. The driver or passenger must be able to wait safely next to or behind the vehicle while the mobility aid is moved in and out of the vehicle.
Take a look at our suggestions for making public EV charging more accessible