FAQ / Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

What Type of Wheelchair Accessible vehicles are there?

What Type of Wheelchair Accessible vehicles are there? There are 3 main types of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle  (WAV) – small, medium and large.


  • Most small WAVs are designed to accommodate up to four people. This includes the wheelchair user.
  • These WAVs normally have a ramp rather than a lift which enables access.
  • Small WAVs usually have a lowered floor to give more headroom inside the vehicle and reduce the angle of the ramp which makes it easier to get in and out.


  • A medium WAV is more suitable for a larger wheelchair or for carrying lots of equipment.
  • They accommodate between five and seven people including the wheelchair user.
  • Most will have a ramp as with small WAVs, but there are some that are available with a lift instead.


  • Large WAVs are a good option if you regularly travel with lots of passengers.
  • They are suitable for large or heavy wheelchairs or if you carry lots of equipment.
  • Large WAVs are normally fitted with a lift to make entry easier.

To determine the best type of wheelchair accessible vehicle choice for you, please get in touch on 0800 091 4252 where our team of experts will be happy to help.