Electric cars on the motability scheme
Here at Nathaniel Cars, we’re one of over 4,500 Motability Scheme dealerships across the UK.
The Motability Scheme allows you to exchange your mobility allowance to lease a new car. To be eligible, you need to receive one of the available mobility allowances, with at least 12 months left of your allowance remaining. The eligible allowances include the:
- Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of your Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP)
- Higher Rate Mobility Component of your Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA)
- War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
- Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
It couldn’t be easier to lease a car. Simply choose one of the vehicles that are available on the scheme, find a local Motability dealer (like your friendly neighbourhood Nathaniel Cars!) and your payments will be deducted from your allowance. Depending on the vehicle that you choose, there maybe an advance payment to pay.
Many people use the Motability Scheme, and those who do may be wondering if you can lease an electric car on the scheme.
Well, the Motability specialists at Nathaniel Cars are here to answer that very question.
Can you get any electric vehicle (EV) on the motability scheme
The short answer is, yes, you can.
There’s a selection of EVs available on the Motability Scheme.
Before we look at the options that are available, it’s worth remembering that there are a few things you should consider when it comes to owning your first electric car. These include:
- how you will use your electric car
- how far you will drive your electric car
- charging your electric car
Discover more in our blog, Making EV easy: what to look for when buying an electric car.
Once you know a bit more about the kind of electric car that’s right for you, you can start to look at the choice that’s on offer on the Motability Scheme.
The best electric cars on the motability scheme
Driving Electric, the electric car review site, has put together a handy list of the top 20 electric cars on the 2022 Motability Scheme.
It’s great to see that the three EVs we offer on the Motability Scheme at Nathaniel Cars feature on the list. So, we thought we’d look at each of them in a bit more detail.
Fiat 500e Motability Scheme
Perfect for city driving, with a driving range of 115 miles (WLTP) for the Action model, the Fiat 500e is great for shorter journeys and commuting to work. It takes just 26 minutes to charge to 80% and comes with built-in Level 2 Autonomous Driving, which can assist you by braking, accelerating and staying in the lane while you drive.
Those eligible on the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) can get the three-door Fiat500e Action hatchback with £Nil advance payment (prices change quarterly).
MG ZS EV Motability Scheme
The MG ZS EV has three driving modes that can adapt to your needs, from urban driving to longer road trips. The long-range model has a driving range of 273 miles (WLTP combined cycle), with rapid charging taking 63 minutes to charge to 80%.
Those eligible on the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) can get the five-door, MG ZS EV hatchback from £Nil advance payment between April and June in 2022.
MG5 EV Motability Scheme
The MG 5 EV is Europe’s first fully electric estate car, with plenty of space and a massive boot. The long-range model has a driving range of 334 miles (WLTP) and rapid charging takes 50 minutes to charge to 80%.
Those eligible on the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) can get the five-door Exclusive MG 5 EV estate with an advance payment of £2,499 (prices change quarterly).
Motability Offers At Nathaniel Cars
Check out our Motability Scheme offers page to find out more about the electric, hybrid and petrol cars that are available.
Or pop in for a chat with one of the Motability Specialists at our Cardiff and Bridgend showrooms.