For drivers with disabilities and their caregivers, mobility is key. That’s why we’re always looking for clever, purposeful solutions to help folks get through their everyday. But our journey is just beginning, with each innovation fueling our desire to make driving more accessible for all. Because everyone deserves to move confidently, with pride and peace of mind.
Welcome to the Mobility Program
At General Motors, we know just how important mobility is if you have a disability. That’s why we’ve created the GM Mobility Program. It’s designed to help people with disabilities access the resources they need, and get a reimbursement of up to $1,000* towards the cost of adapting an eligible new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac plus a two-year subscription to the OnStar Essentials Plan, on us, which includes OnStar® Safety & Security, Remote Access, and access to the new OnStar Guardian App.
To help you find the equipment and vehicle that’s right for you, we’ve included the information you’ll need and a number of links in the following pages, as well as a helpful overview you can download and keep.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Getting the vehicle you love adapted with the right equipment can be a simple process. To start, we recommend you:
Obtain an evaluation or visit your medical practitioner
First find a driver assessment facility and arrange for a complete evaluation. There are a number of facilities across the country, but if you’re not sure where to find one, you can always get in touch with the Ministry of Transportation or contact us at the GM Mobility Program. Your assessment should include suggestions about your driving and a list of vehicle modification recommendations.
If you already know what kind of adaptive equipment you need, you won’t need an evaluation. Your equipment installer will only need a physician’s authorization form.
Contact the Provincial Ministry of Transportation
In most provinces, people are required to report any changes in their medical status to the Provincial Ministry of Transportation. When you report a change in your medical status, the Ministry may conduct a medical review, and may need to alter your driving privileges for your safety. Also keep in mind that failure to report a change in your medical status may put your driver’s licence status in jeopardy altogether.
To be eligible for a GM reimbursement for up to $1,000,* your adaptive equipment must be:
Permanently installed in an eligible vehicle
Installed for a driver or passenger with a permanent disability
Vehicle conversion must be completed for eligible participants within 12 months of the new vehicle purchase/lease date.
Regular production options and GM accessories are not eligible for reimbursement.
The following equipment is eligible for reimbursement:
Automatic Door Opener (when used with lift)
Wheelchair and/or Scooter Lift
Brake /Accelerator Systems
Brakes — Reduced Effort
Brake System — Emergency Backup
Parking Brake — Push/Pull Control
Parking Brake — Electric
Parking Brake — Extension Lever
Servo-Assisted Hand Controls
Left Foot Accelerator
Vinyl Seat Cover (Front Seating Area Only)†
Extended Travel Transfer Seat (non-OEM Only)**
Safety Belt Extenders
Adaptive Steering Devices
Steering Column Extension
Steering System — Emergency Backup
Steering System — Reduced and Zero Effort
Driving Consoles for Relocation of Secondary Controls
Gear Selector Lever for Left Hand
Power Channels/Power Pan
Turn Signal Lever for Right Hand
Wheelchair Tie-Down and/or Lockdown System
Other Vehicle Modifications
Joystick Driving Systems
Quad Key Holder/Turner
Raised Roof/Door (when used with a lift)
Get your driver assessment professional involved in the process. There is a broad range of vehicles and adaptive equipment available, but finding the right match can be challenging. Space limitations, vehicle use and the type of equipment you need are all factors you should consider when you’re doing your research. Remember if you need help choosing the right vehicle, get in touch with us at Jim Gauthier Chevrolet for additional assistance.
Mobility Van – The Chevrolet Express
The full-size Chevrolet Express provide abundant interior space, cargo capacity,† and accessibility that wheelchair and scooter users can appreciate. Express is a practical choice for installing adaptive equipment and mobility accessories like wheelchair lifts, ramps, running boards, and driver aids.††
What's more, the Express vans offer amenities, options, and safety features that help make every outing more comfortable and secure.
Before you choose an adaptive equipment dealer, shop around and ask about their qualifications, warranty, service practices and capabilities. Consider more than just the initial cost, and if you think it’s necessary, ask the company for a list of references. If you’re not sure where to find qualified installers in your area, the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA), your provincial rehabilitation services agency and the Ministry of Transportation are good sources of information.
Get to know NMEDA
NMEDA is a non-profit trade association of mobility equipment dealers, driver rehabilitation specialists, and other professionals dedicated to broadening the opportunities for people with disabilities. To make sure you have the chance to drive or be transported in a vehicle modified with adaptive equipment, they maintain an up-to-date list of dealers and installers across the country. Use the NMEDA search tool to find an adaptive equipment dealer near you.
To take advantage of the GM Mobility Reimbursement Program, you must have the vehicle adapted and submit a claim within 12 months of the date of purchase/lease. Other program rules apply.
The Canadian government does offer tax credits and rebate programs for some adaptive equipment. Contact your Provincial Ministry of Transportation for more information.
If you’re not sure where to find qualified installers in your area, the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA), your provincial rehabilitation services agency and the Ministry of Transportation are good sources of information. You can also use the NMEDA search tool to find an adaptive equipment dealer near you.
There are a number of facilities across the country, but if you’re not sure where to find one, you can always get in touch with your local Ministry of Transportation or contact us at the GM Mobility Program at 1-800-GM-DRIVE (463-7483).
* Up to $1,000 (tax exclusive) credit available on eligible new 2022 or 2023 MY Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac delivered by January 2nd, 2024 to eligible customers. Only certain equipment and adaptations are acceptable for the credit under the program. Proof of eligibility must be provided upon request. GM Canada may modify or terminate program in whole or in part at any time without notice. See dealer for details.
‡Offer available to eligible retail customers who purchase/lease a new 2022 or 2023 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac vehicle (excluding: 2021 Camaro A1Z, Corvette and Spark; 2022 Camaro A1Z, Corvette, CT4 1SP, CT5 1SV, Silverado 3LT, Sierra 4SG, Spark) delivered by January 2nd, 2024 at participating dealers. Eligible customers are those who require vehicle modification(s) or equipment to enable them to drive or to transport a person with a disability. Proof of eligibility must be provided upon request. Only certain equipment and adaptations are eligible; see dealer for eligibility parameters. Eligible customers will receive 2 years of the Essentials Plan at no additional charge; requires working electrical system, cell reception and GPS signal. OnStar links to emergency services. Service coverage varies with conditions and location. Service availability, features and functionality vary by device and software version. See onstar.ca for details and limitations. May not be combined with other offers or retroactively applied.
**GM Mobility will not reimburse for relocation of, or modification to, original equipment seats or seat tracks. Only if vehicle is not available with vinyl/leather.