EV Hire Club

The EV Hire Club project will help enable a local car hire scheme to run as a membership or discount club for the Thame and Haddenham areas to help with rapid adoption of electric vehicles

Overview

An Electric Vehicle (EV) Hire Club has the potential to bring substantial environmental benefits to Thame and Haddenham, accelerating the adoption of cleaner, less polluting vehicles on the roads, reducing carbon footprint for users, less car ownership (with reduced need for parking spaces), and encouraging people to reflect on their personal choices (eg the need to own a first and/or second car). In addition, it could provide substantial cost savings to individuals. Successful EV Hire Clubs are already established in a number of areas, including Hook Norton, Derwent Valley, Weardale Community Transport and Rose Hill.

Objectives

  • To establish a simple to operate EV hire club for Thame and Haddenham areas to run through a local existing vehicle hire company
  • The club needs to be self-funding and have an online booking system

Impact

  • Online survey completed in Haddenham and Thame, with over 140 individuals responding

Next steps

  • EV Hire Club to begin pilot launch Summer 2021
  • Organisation of EV Awareness Event in September 2021

Gallery

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Project Team

  • John Scott, Wendy Duckham – Thame Green Living
  • Alan Thawley – Zero Carbon Haddenham
  • 3B Hire
  • Ad hoc volunteers for support activities

Get involved

Assistance with EV Awareness Event organisation required

Resources

Project Partners

Project type:
Energy

Project status:
Current

Project start:
October 2020

Project end:
Ongoing