I founded the Llanidloes community car share scheme in 2007. Initially it was run by me and 3 other volunteers, after 3 years we decided to pay a part-time coordinator to run the club on a daily basis. I was awarded the position. My main work is to deal with any issues which arise so that the club runs smoothly so that our members can rely on the cars. I also make sure the cars get serviced, mended, taxed, insured and cleaned. We use a local professional mechanic to keep the cars in excellent working order. My other duties include inducting new members, buying and selling cars as well as marketing the club. We got involved with Renew because we are keen to share our experience of setting up and running a community car club with those who are interested in doing the same thing. We have already started the process of purchasing our first eV and look to progressively replace the next one in due course. We anticipate that our first eV will generate more new members and we can use it to educate the wider public about the pros and cons of driving an eV.
What is your vision of your region in 2050? What will have changed and how will we have got there?
To only have electric vehicles(eVs) in the club and have a membership large enough to support a wider variety of vehicles such as a van and others powered by hydrogen or other fuels that become available.