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How to go green in the country with community run car clubs

Car clubs and electric cars are becoming commonplace in cities. But how can rural areas, where there are fewer alternatives to cars, ensure they are not left behind?

Rhodri Clark
27 September 2019


The car club in the remote rural town of Llanidloes, Powys, passed a milestone in June when it took delivery of its first electric car. Its journey to that point might provide inspiration for many other communities that don’t yet have a car club. Llanidloes has fewer than 3,000 inhabitants and is surrounded by rolling countryside. The nearest main town is Newtown, 15 miles away.

Llani Car Club was founded in 2007 by four people, including Andrew Capel and his wife, who decided they would...

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