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 encourage 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

Latest project news

  • by Wendy Duckham
    Thinking about buying an electric vehicle, but need to know more – and ideally without the pressure of a sales environment? We’ve got the perfect event for you! Come along to the Thame Drive Electric event on Saturday 11th September, 10am – 3pm, in the Upper High Street car park, opposite Rumsey’s. Organised by Thame […]
  • by Wendy Duckham
    Thame resident Laurence Archer was the lucky winner of Thame Green Living’s recent prize draw after completing the online survey to gauge local interest in an EV Hire Club. Thanks to everyone who took part in the survey – the extremely valuable results are being used to help determine the best model for a hire […]
  • by Wendy Duckham
    One of the many exciting projects that the Thame Green Living (TGL) team are currently working on is an Electric Vehicle (EV) Hire Club for Thame and surrounding villages. And we would really value your input. In return, you have the chance to win the use of the new VW ID3 for the weekend, kindly […]

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

Project Partners

Project type:
Energy

Project status:
Current

Project start:
October 2020

Project end:
Ongoing