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WAV20 - Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Taxi grant is back

The amazing Wheelchair Accessible Taxi grant, known as WAV20, is once again available from the National Transport Authority in Ireland. This is a fantastic initiative to help taxi drivers cover the added cost of a 'fit for purpose' accessible conversion to make sure wheelchair passengers are traveling in comfort and safety. McElmeel Mobility have been offering a purpose designed, G9 compliant, wheelchair accessible taxi conversion for a few years and it is recognised as the market leading taxi conversion for 9 seat vehicles.

We know it isn't always possible to buy a new taxi, so we designed our conversion to work with new and used Ford Customs. Please phone Anton +44 2837 525 333 for details as there are a few things you will need to consider with the base vehicle. Anton will be able to support you with your grant information and senior engineer James will send your information to the regulator on your behalf.

McElmeel Mobility Ford Custom ACab 9 Seat Wheelchair Accessible Taxi from McElmeel Mobility Services

The grant ranges from €7,500 to €2,500 and is broken down as follows;

  • New Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (<3,000kms and <3 months old) - €7,500
  • Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle less than one year of age - € 7,000
  • Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle less than two years of age - € 6,000
  • Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle less than three years of age - € 5,000
  • Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle less than four years of age - € 4,000
  • Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle less than five years of age - € 3,000
  • Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle less than six years of age - € 2,500
Check out the Information guide for more details.

Setting the standards for WAV conversions across the Island of Ireland, our conversion is specific to the LWB Ford Custom and includes;

  • 1 x taxi ramp and ramp plate,
  • 1 x taxi head room adjustment,
  • 1 x taxi upper anchorage bracket,
  • 1 x taxi wheelchair base plate
  • 1 x taxi SBS passenger seatbelt system,
  • 2 x taxi front SBS hand retractable J Hooks,
  • 2 x taxi rear removable SBS hand retractable J Hooks with mushroom pods,
  • 1 x taxi side action side step with buzzer,
  • 1 x taxi change handle colour,
  • 1 x European Type Approval,
  • 1 x independent assessment,

If you would like to apply for your grant, follow the lead below for the necessary paperwork.

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