Electric Car Club

We’re very excited to announce that Haddenham will soon have its own car club!

Local hire firm 3B are preparing to launch the Haddenham and Thame EV Hire Club. A few details still need to be ironed out, but if you haven’t already done so, email ross@null3bhire.co.uk to be added to the mailing list and be the first to know when it’s up and running.

The EV Hire Club is a commercial venture rather than a Zero Carbon Haddenham project, but we encourage villagers to see if it is right for them, as car clubs have great potential to help us decarbonise whilst minimising our consumption of resources

Car club membership means you pay for your car only when you need it:

  • Hire a car for as little as an hour to run a quick errand
  • Or take advantage of cheaper rates for longer trips

Either way, you’ll be driving a modern, environmentally friendly vehicle

It also means the car club deals with the hassle and cost of car ownership, taking care of:

  • Servicing/MOT
  • Repairs
  • Breakdown cover
  • Insurance
  • Cleaning
  • Vehicle Excise Duty (Tax)
  • Depreciation

Modern, efficient, electric vehicles produce no tailpipe emissions and generate much lower “whole of life” carbon emissions than the equivalent petrol or diesel cars. But the environmental benefits of sharing rather than owning don’t stop there.

It takes a significant amount of energy and materials to manufacture cars, but because the average car club car in England and Wales takes 9 privately owned vehicles off the road, this impact is vastly reduced.

Zero tailpipe emissions means you are helping reduce the carbon dioxide going into the atmosphere that adds to climate change, and you are avoiding local air pollution especially from micro-particles that are known to be damaging to health.

Members also tend to drive less than car owners, because each journey is evaluated on merit. With a car in the driveway, driving becomes the default choice. As a car club member, you compare the cost of driving to public transport, walking or cycling.

But you will still be able to rely on the convenience of driving when you need to. Just book a car when you want one and drive away.