Wheelchair Accessible Rental Cars
We at VroomVroomVroom want the best for our customers, including those who have special needs. With that in mind, our customer care team are more than ready to help arrange a wheelchair-friendly car for you through our partners Europcar and Hertz.
These Australian car hire companies tied up with Automobility Pty Ltd to provide vehicles for people with limited mobility so they can easily transport their wheelchair without any problems. The industry leader in Wheelchair Access Vehicle (WAV) conversions modified the vehicles of our suppliers to meet the needs of persons with disability and their family or caregiver.
Where to rent a wheelchair van?
The wheelchair accessible vehicles are available in selected locations in Australia and should be requested in advance. Get in touch with our customer care team so we can check if the location has an available wheelchair van and provide details on how you can request it.
Europcar offer wheelchair friendly rental cars in the following locations: Melbourne, Melbourne Airport, Sydney Airport, Brisbane, Brisbane Airport, Gold Coast Airport, Surfers Paradise, St Kilda, Tullamarine and Maroochydore Airport.
Hertz offer wheelchair accessible vehicles in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
You can also find a diverse vehicle fleet in Sydney at Disability Hire Vehicles.
What brand of wheelchair accessible cars do Europcar and Hertz offer?
Currently, Europcar and Hertz offer the Kia Grand Carnival, which boasts of its luxurious and roomy interior. It can accommodate one wheelchair user and five passengers, which makes it perfect for family outings. Here are the other specifications of the wheelchair friendly rental car:
- Width – up to 750mm,
- Length – up to 1300mm
- Wheelchair occupant
- Total weight (wheelchair and occupant) – 300kg
- Entry height 1430mm
- Internal clearance 1500mm
- Width of wheelchair space – 800mm
- Aluminium ramp with spring assistance – approx. 3kg force to lift
- Ramp angle – 12 degrees
- Locking mechanism – 2 stage locks on each side
- Ramp release – centrally mounted handle
- Front – Electrically operated units
- Rear – Manual over centre latch units
VroomVroomVroom's main goal is not only for our customers to have the best car rental booking experience, but to have a pleasant trip as well! Thanks to the partnership of Europcar and Hertz with Automobility, people with limited mobility can now travel more comfortably.