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Mobility Vehicle Conversion: Your Questions Answered

Updated: Aug 8, 2023

As one of Ireland's best adapters of vehicles to mobility-assisted vehicles, we often get questions on this process. Converting a car is a significant investment, so individuals, of course, what to make sure they know what they are getting. We have complied some of the most common questions to make this information easier to access.

Can you convert a regular van into a Moblity-Assisted van?

Yes, converting a regular van into a mobility-assisted van is possible. The conversion process typically involves modifying the van to include features such as wheelchair ramps, lifts, hand controls, and other assistive technologies to make it accessible and usable by individuals with disabilities.

Many companies specialise in van conversions, and they can help you select the appropriate modifications based on your specific needs and budget. Some changes may include lowering the floor, adding a wheelchair ramp, installing a lift, or modifying the seating arrangements to accommodate a wheelchair.

 How much does it cost to convert a vehicle to mobility-accessible?

The cost of converting a vehicle to a mobility-assisted vehicle in Ireland can vary depending on many factors, such as the type of vehicle, the extent of the modifications required, and the specific needs of the individual.

We recommend contacting us to discuss your specific needs. We'll then be able to provide a fully customised quote.

What grants are available for converting a vehicle to a mobility-assisted vehicle?

In Ireland, various grants are available to assist with converting a vehicle to a mobility-assisted vehicle. These include:

Mobility Allowance: This is a monthly payment of up to €239.50 to help with the cost of transport for people with disabilities who are unable to use public transport. This allowance can be used towards the cost of a vehicle conversion.

Motorised Transport Grant: This is a once-off grant of up to €6,000 to assist with the cost of a new or used vehicle for people with disabilities. The grant can also be used to convert a vehicle to a mobility-assisted vehicle.

Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme: This scheme provides a range of tax reliefs and exemptions to drivers and passengers with disabilities, including a full or partial exemption from Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) and a refund of Value Added Tax (VAT) on the purchase of a vehicle.

It is important to note that eligibility criteria and application processes vary for each grant, and it is recommended that you contact the relevant agency or department for further information and guidance.

If you have more questions on mobility-assisted vehicle conversion, then please get in contact with us directly.

 

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