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What about outdoor electric vehicles?

If you feel that car driving isn’t for you then you might consider buying an outdoor electric vehicle. Some things to think about:

  • They can be bought with your Mobility Allowance.
  • You don’t need a driving licence.
  • You don’t have to pay road tax.
  • They can be driven on the pavements.
  • Second-hand models are available.
  • The Department for Work & Pensions doesn’t provide outdoor electric vehicles at present.

Seek the advice of your occupational therapist, aids centre or rheumatology department. Make sure you try out the vehicle before buying.

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