Mike Betts, chief executive Motability Operations, said: “The increased mileage allowance has been introduced to improve the worry-free nature of the Motability car scheme and is being extremely positively received by customers.
"Those who live in rural areas, or who use their Motability car for frequent hospital visits, will find the additional mileage allowance particularly useful.
"The more-miles policy applies to both existing customers and new. We hope that anyone who has found the mileage allowance a barrier in the past will reconsider the Motability car scheme.”
In addition to the mileage allowance increase from 45,000 miles to 60,000 miles for contract hire users, customers with a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) on a five year agreement have had their allowance increased to 100,000 miles over the period of their contract.
Existing customers on the Motability scheme do not need to apply to be eligible for the changes as the increase will automatically apply to everyone.