Conversion WAV-kit

Build a wheelchair car or bus with a B-Style conversion kit

There are different types of wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAV), each with their own purposes and use. In this blog we explain what the differences are.

A vehicle conversion company can easily built different wheelchair accessible vehicles with a B-Style conversion WAV-kit, such as a wheelchair car, disability car, wheelchair van, wheelchair bus or city bus. This conversion kit contains all the parts needed to build a wheechair accessible vehicle. 

Discover the different WAV-kits:

b active auto icon bigWheelchair accessible car

A lowered floor at the rear of a vehicle, with a wheelchair ramp for easy entry of a wheelchair passenger into the car. Thanks to the lower floor, the wheelchair passenger has considerably more interior space in the wheelchair accessible van (or car). The wheelchair is secured with the supplied belts (Q-straint or Unwin). For longer wheelchair vehicles, folding seats are available for an extra row of seats, for flexible use of your wheelchair van. Depending on the type of vehicle, you can transport a maximum of one wheelchair passenger and six able-bodied passengers at the same time.

More information about B-Active wheelchair cars

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Wheelchair bus

A ready-made floor that you can lay on the bottom of a bus, to safely and easily transport multiple able-bodied and wheelchair passengers. This B-FiT floor system includes integrated belt pop-ups to secure a wheelchair, which can be operated with a touchscreen. The folding seats on the floor are located under the window so that the wheelchair passenger can look outside. If a wheelchair space is not used, the folding seats can be used for other passengers, which makes the layout of the wheelchair bus or handicap van very flexible. There is a pre-drilled hole pattern in the floor to install the the wheelchair lift for van.

More information about B-FiT wheelchair busses

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City bus

A lowered chassis in the middle of a city bus, to facilitate passenger boarding. The B-Moved is unique, because the driveshaft runs through the lowered section of the chassis. This protects the shaft while also providing greater ground clearance.

More information about B-Moved city busses

b open icon bigLow entry - combined with B-FiT

A lowered entrance at the right front, behind the passenger door. The passenger does not have to make such a big step, and because the door opening is larger there is no need to bend over either. This is often delivered in combination with the B-FiT floor system.

More information about B-Open low entry


What's in the conversion kit?

Everything you need. Every part to convert the vehicle is included. This may include attachment hardware, step-by-step instructions, cover panels, parts specially developed for the vehicle, a replacement exhaust system (or parts thereof), suspension parts and/or a wheelchair ramp.

All the conversion company needs to have itself are the tools and, in some cases, a jig for proper placement of the conversion. These are one-off investments, with which you can install many conversion kits. And, of course, personnel, who will most certainly be very happy working with the conversion kits from B-style, which are so easy to install. 

Quick installation, without welding

The B-style conversion kits are known for their fast installation time, without the need for any welding. B-style has been a conversion company for 44 years and therefore knows exactly how to quickly and easily convert a vehicle into a wheelchair van or bus. This knowledge was used to design the conversion kits. The faster you convert a vehicle, the higher your profit margin per vehicle and the more wheelchair vans you can build.

Inventor of the wheelchair accessible vehicle

Ad Smulders, the founder of B-style, invented and built the wheelchair van in 1973. Over the years many variants have been added and the wheelchair van has been constantly improved, making our conversion kits among the best on the market. There have also been many innovations along the way, which means that B-style offers a wide range of mobility solutions.

History B-Style

Personalisation of conversion

If desired, you can personalise your conversion kit with extra options. This includes things like extra LED or conventional lighting, a foldable ramp, a gas spring for extra light operation, additional folding seats etc. All the personalisation options are detailed on the product pages, but you are certainly also welcome to contact one of our advisors, by phone on +31 (0)418 638200 or by mail at

Manual and training

Each and every conversion kit includes a comprehensive step-by-step instruction manual, so even someone who has never converted a vehicle can install a B-style conversion kit. B-style also offers training, to provide our conversion partners’ technicians with extra tips and tricks. This further reduces the installation time so that vehicles can be converted as efficiently as possible.

In-house R&D and testing facilities

A large team of automotive engineers is hard at work for you every day to develop vehicle modifications in the form of conversion kits. All the innovations are conceived, drawn and developed in house. In order to guarantee safety and longevity, all components are thoroughly tested, most of them on our own equipment. The test results are checked by an independent public authority, the RDW, for European approval.

Research & Development

Paperwork & Certification

B-style takes care of the paperwork for the conversion kits. There is a European Type Approval (ECWVTA) for the B-Active and B-Moved, and B-style provides a second phase Confirmation of Conformity (CoC) for each vehicle. This eliminates the need for each adapted vehicle to be tested individually to obtain registration plates.

Homologation of vehicles

Satisfied passengers

Through years of improvement and innovation of the conversion kits, B-style offers the best adapted vehicles in their class. Thanks to endurance testing, the quality is guaranteed, ensuring years of pleasure. With the light, intuitive operation, the ease of use is also top notch. Because cover panels are included, the finish level is very high. As if the wheelchair accessible vehicle was made by the car manufacturer itself.

Safety guaranteed

All versions have been tested and found safe. Securing the wheelchair passengers is not only very easy but also very safe. The belts, as well as the fastening points, have been tested to determine how much force they can withstand. This is well above the legal requirement, so you can drive with peace of mind.

Approved conversion kits

  • PremiumPartner Volkswagen
  • Mercedes-Benz VanPartner
  • PSA Groupe – Quality Certificate Level 3
  • European Mobility Group
  • NEN
  • TUV
  • RAI vereniging
  • RDW

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In house R&D + testing facilities

Inventor of the wheelchair car in 1973

Quick installation, without welding

Worldwide delivery

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