Electric cars and accessibility. What drivers with disabilities need to know

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With over 345,000 electric vehicles (EVs) and in excess of 650,000 plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) on UK roads at the end of October 2021, it’s fair to say the nation is adopting the transition towards a cleaner means of travel. But how accurately does this represent the relationship between EVs and those with accessibility requirements?

A guide, by the company Autotrader gives those with accessibility requirements a comprehensive breakdown of how to make the most of your EV experience.

From looking at the barriers you might face, to finding the best ways to overcome them, the guide explores what support is available to you, the pros and cons of getting behind the wheel of an electric model, and what changes are being made to make driving EVs more accessible for all.

accessibility barriers at electric vehicle charging points and the more accessible Tesla charging point Photos: Accessibility barriers at EV charging points and Tesla charging point (Autotrader)


1. Accessibility on the road

2. Driving an EV with a disability

3. Help with charging your EV

4. Useful links and references (with focus on the UK market).

Read the Guide at the Autotrader website: Electric cars and accessibility. What drivers with disabilities need to know

For UK drivers, you may like to compare the costs of charging at home, at public charging points and using a combination of the two.
Visit: The GoCompare comparison tool for electric vehicle charging.

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