Find out all you need to know about electric vehicles at the Motability Scheme’s flagship show The Big Event, on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 May 2022 at the NEC in Birmingham.

For the first time at The Big Event there will be an Electric Vehicle (EV) Info Hub. Designed to provide visitors with lots of information and expert advice on what to consider when deciding if an EV is right for them. The dedicated EV Info Hub will highlight the worry-free motoring package available through the Scheme, including the features and benefits of the home charging units, offered at no extra cost for customers leasing their first pure battery electric vehicle. There will also be a chance to explore some of the most popular smartphone apps and find out how they can help you make the most of an EV.

At The Big Event, there will be lots of opportunities for visitors to learn more about EVs.

  • EV Speaker Sessions – from EV experts and the Motability Scheme’s home charging partners Ohme and Easee
  • EVs on display from manufacturers including Nissan, Hyundai and Vauxhall
  • E-WAV see how wheelchair accessible mobility in electric vehicles is being developed
  • Charging demonstrations from the Scheme’s charging partners
  • App technology – explore Zap-Map’s digital platform for EV drivers to search for charge points, plan longer journeys and share updates with other EV drivers
  • EV experts available to answer in questions you may have

This family-friendly event is free to attend, and children can meet the Scheme mascot, Billy the Bear, who is always happy to take selfies. There will also be a children’s play area, as well as cafés, plenty of seating, and accessible toilet facilities. Ear defenders are available upon request, and a sensory room, providing a quiet space for those who need it.

In addition to the in-person show, The Big Event 2022 will be live-streamed for anyone who is not able to attend. Join our host Helen Dolphin MBE, as we live stream all the Speaker Sessions PLUS exclusive live interviews, product demos, Q&As, and footage from across the two days at The Big Event. Visit to watch all the action from the comfort of home.

For more information about all the events including the test drive T&Cs, visit For the latest announcements visit the Motability Scheme Facebook page (

For more information on leasing a car, scooter or powered wheelchair through the Motability Scheme, visit or call 0800 953 7000.