What could be better? I think I would need a small stool on the platform, (which is 47 x 60 cm), as it would be difficult with my legs dangling to make that final transfer onto the van seat. But my son already carries ramps in his van, so he would have no problem with running it out and trundling it round to the side when I need to get in, and again when I want to get out. I reckon it would be a lot more dignified than the heaving and struggling that has been going on up to now.
Oh bummer! I've just noticed a drawback. The platform isn't at ground level when at rest. I might have to go for the full forklift truck option!