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Wheelchair accessible vehicles (also known as WAVs) or WPVs (Wheelchair purpose vehicle) are designed to enable a wheelchair passenger to access a vehicle and travel whilst seated in the wheelchair.
The main principles of a Wheelchair accessible vehicle are that wheelchair access is provided either by ramp or lift at the side or at the rear of the vehicle. There is space for the wheelchair passenger and mechanisms for securing the wheelchair in place. A seat belt must also be provided for the wheelchair passenger.
Wheelchair accessible vehicles WAV’s are usually converted from MPVs (multi purpose vehicles) or vans. Small MPVs e.g. Renault Kangoo, can take up to three passengers in addition to the driver and wheelchair passenger. Full MPVs, e.g. VW Sharan, can also take three passengers, although some companies may keep the middle row of seats accommodating more passengers, with the wheelchair passenger travelling at the back of the vehicle. The Largest MPVs, e.g. Chrysler Voyager, VW Shuttle can take up to six passengers and one wheelchair passenger in addition to the driver. Seating arrangements can vary; some of the larger vehicles can be converted to take two wheelchair passengers, e.g. Peugeot Expert.