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The Motability Scheme’s free Big Event makes pit stop in Exeter

The Motability Scheme is returning to Westpoint in Exeter, and this time for a two-day motoring show on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June 2024.

With a new focus on electric motoring, The Big Event, Exeter gives visitors a chance to see a range of electric vehicles, speak to manufacturers and Scheme experts and try out the latest accessible innovations.

The automotive industry is changing and Motability Operations, the company behind the Motability Scheme, is committed to educating its customers about the switch to electric. The Scheme has already helped to change the lives of over 12,000 customers in Devon, providing them with access to a vehicle, scooter or powered wheelchair, and the organisation wants to ensure that customers are not left behind as the country transitions to electric vehicles (EVs).

To equip customers with as much knowledge, information and choice as possible, the event will feature a dedicated EV Information Hub where Scheme experts will answer customer questions, demonstrate products and discuss the benefits of switching to an EV.

Visitors can also look forward to test driving a range of vehicles, including EVs and vehicles fitted with the most popular driving adaptations available on the Scheme. Alongside Scheme cars, the event features an indoor scooter test drive area for customers to try out different products in a safe space.

Katie Clare, The Big Event Manager, said:

“We're excited to return to Westpoint this summer to host the Big Event. For the first time we’ll be there for two days, meaning we can welcome even more visitors through the doors!

“As we all prepare for the changes in the motoring industry, we’re giving the Big Event an electric focus, so visitors can find out everything they need to know about going electric and have the chance to try out an EV for themselves.”

Doors for The Big Event open from 9am until 4pm and everyone is welcome to attend. There’s no need to pre-book tickets, and free accessible parking will be available on site.

For more information about The Big Event Exeter including the test drive terms and conditions, visit


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About the Motability Scheme   

Delivered by 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 760,000 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