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    Just wanting to know do motability do electric cars or hybrids on the scheme ?

    Like the title says do they do it ? As when. My van went in and I got a auris hybrid that I was getting around 90mpg and did 300 miles on 20 quid worth of petrol .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt billabong View Post
    Like the title says do they do it ? As when. My van went in and I got a auris hybrid that I was getting around 90mpg and did 300 miles on 20 quid worth of petrol .
    Dont think they do, but Electric cars have bad depreciation, so for the time being, cannot see Motability having them on the scheme. If the costs of electric cars go down, then it may be a possibility in the future.
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    If you search the Motability Price list for 'other' on fuel it does come back with a few, either LPG or hybrids.

    For example the Honda Jazz 1.3HE 5 door Hybrid with an AP of £1034.

    There is a couple of Proton Gen 2 LPG powered cars and also a couple of Toyota Yaris models for nil AP listed as 'other' for fuel.

    Paul

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    The Prius was available until the changes that happened last October, although you needed at least £4000 AP!
    Motability Car History
    05/09-05/12; Nissan Qashqai 1.5 Diesel Tekna; 36,500 miles; avg 41.1mpg
    06/12-07/15; Ford C-Max 2.0 Diesel Titanium Powershift; 35,400 miles; avg 37.8mpg
    07/15-09/17; Skoda Octavia 1.6 Diesel SE-L DSG; 28,200miles; avg 43.9mpg
    09/17-Present; VW Touran 1.4 Petrol SEL DSG; 11,600miles; avg 35.9mpg (28.6 - 43.9mpg)

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    are electric cars the way forward? in california they use hydrogen cars,

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    Hydrogen is currently very expensive to produce both in cost and resource, plus we don't have the infrastructure in place to support either Hydrogen or Electric vehicles.

    I don't think either are the way forward just yet. There will be other possibilities once technology is improved.

    We just need a government to look into the long-term and not just their 5yr term (in government) to put in place an infrastructure to support any technology that is viable be it electric, Hydrogen or other.
    Motability Car History
    05/09-05/12; Nissan Qashqai 1.5 Diesel Tekna; 36,500 miles; avg 41.1mpg
    06/12-07/15; Ford C-Max 2.0 Diesel Titanium Powershift; 35,400 miles; avg 37.8mpg
    07/15-09/17; Skoda Octavia 1.6 Diesel SE-L DSG; 28,200miles; avg 43.9mpg
    09/17-Present; VW Touran 1.4 Petrol SEL DSG; 11,600miles; avg 35.9mpg (28.6 - 43.9mpg)

    Click here to send me an email with any private Motoring questions you may have. Replies usually within 48hrs

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    once the oil starts to run out i bet they invent something new

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