Types of wheelchair accessible vehicles explained:
WAVs (abbreviation for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle) This is the most common term used to describe different types of wheelchair accessible vehicles. Other terms are Mobility Vehicles, Adapted Vehicles and Disabled Cars
Rear Wheelchair Passenger Vehicles
This style of vehicle allows the person using the wheelchair to access the vehicle from the rear and remain seated in their wheelchair at the back of the vehicle for the duration of the journey. This is the most budget-friendly option for purchasing a wheelchair accessible vehicle.
Up-front Wheelchair Passenger Vehicles
This style of vehicle allows the person using the wheelchair to sit at the front of the vehicle in place of a traditional front passenger seat. The Up-front Wheelchair Passenger Vehicles are more expensive than standard wheelchair accessible vehicles due to the additional cost of modifying the vehicle to allow the wheelchair passenger to sit beside the driver.
Customised Adapted Vehicles
WCI work to the highest industry standards; specialising in adaptations designed to meet the specific needs of individual wheelchair and disabled drivers and passengers.