Motability Scheme EV Experience Day events launch in Stafford

The Motability Scheme is charging up its event calendar with a new series of free EV Experience Days

The Motability Scheme is hosting a series of free EV Experience Days – launching at the Arnold Clark Innovation Centre in Stafford on Thursday 9 May.   

There are over 70,000 Motability Scheme customers currently based in the West Midlands, and Stafford’s EV Experience Day will give local customers a chance to learn everything they need to know about electric vehicles (EVs) in person.  

The auto industry is shifting, and manufacturers are focussing on producing more and more EVs. Motability Operations, the organisation which delivers the Motability Scheme wants to ensure customers can stay connected to their local communities through their Scheme vehicles, so is offering attendees the chance to book a slot in the driver’s seat and test drive an EV for themselves.  

Experts will also be available to answer common questions on charging and range to help customers find an EV to suit their lifestyle.  

Though free to attend, test drives must be booked in advance via Eventbrite. Visitors will need to hold a full UK driving licence to take a test drive and will need to bring this on the day. 

Ashleigh Evans, Events Manager at Motability Operations, said:  

“We can see first-hand that the industry is changing, and petrol and diesel cars are becoming more expensive with less choices available. The country is quickly moving to greener vehicles, and we want to make sure our 750,000 customers are not left behind. 

“By hosting our EV Experience Days, we hope our customers will feel more confident and knowledgeable around EVs and can really see if this is something that can work for them now or in the coming years. 

“The EV Experience Days have been designed to help educate and inform Scheme customers and eligible disabled people so they can make the right choice for them when choosing their next Scheme vehicle.” 

The 2024 full EV Experience Day event series includes:  

  • Arnold Clark Innovation Centre, Stafford – 9 May 2024  
  • GRIDSERVE Braintree, Essex – 4 July 2024  
  • Donnington Park – 3 October 2024  

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Notes to editors

Notes to editors:  

  • The EV Experience Days are free to attend, but test drives must be booked in advance via Eventbrite
  • Visitors will need to hold a full UK driving licence to take a test drive and will need to bring this on the day.  
  • For more information about the event and terms and conditions, visit www.motability.co.uk/news-and-events/ev-experience-days/.  
  • For media requests and images, please contact: Hannah Simms via pressoffice@mo.co.uk or call 07876867027.   

About the Motability Scheme   

Delivered by the commercial company Motability Operations, the Motability Scheme is the UK’s leading car scheme for disabled people.   

The Scheme is available to anyone who receives the higher rate or enhanced mobility allowance, so they can lease a brand-new car, electric vehicle (EV), Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV), scooter or powered wheelchair.   

In the UK over 750,000 disabled people and their families use the Scheme and customers can enjoy independent mobility and benefit from the Scheme’s worry-free package that includes insurance, servicing, tyres and breakdown cover.   

Disabled people and their families can check if they are eligible for the Scheme on our online eligibility checker.