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Pioneering electric vehicle operation

Funded on Spacehive 22 September 2021 Delivered 28 February 2022

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Pioneering electric vehicle operation

Pioneering electric vehicle operation

Teme Wheels By Teme Wheels

To set-up and implement an Electric MPV (with wheelchair capability) service for the local rural community. This will be a two year pilot study and take people for medical and other essential purpose

Malvern Hills District Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 22 Sep 2021!

The government has stated that it will not be possible to purchase petrol and diesel powered vehicles after 2030. Community Transport currently relies almost entirely on diesel powered vehicles. The project is to acquire and operate a 7/8 seat electric MPV in a rural area for community transport purposes. The MPV will have wheelchair carrying capability and will be used to transport people who do not have easy access to transport and may have disability issues. Destinations will include medical facilities (surgeries, hospitals etc.) and essential shopping. A new charity - Teme Wheels - has been registered and will use volunteers to achieve its objectives. A two year pilot scheme is envisaged at the end of which a report will be written and made available to other community transport charities.

What we'll deliver:

  • Plan routes and services to operate with the electric MPV
  • Research and acquire the EV along with installing suitable charging arrangements.
  • Provide accessible transport for essential journeys

Why it's a great idea:

This project will be transformational, not only in terms of the environment, but also for the social impact it will have on our long-term financial sustainability in continuing to provide vital transport services to the vulnerable communities of Worcestershire. Many of the older residents in our rural communities suffer badly from isolation with consequent impacts on their health and wellbeing. Families may also need support in transporting children for educational and social purposes. Since this project is also aimed at improving our environment, it should attract funding from large organisations that have ecological concerns on their agendas.

Steps to get it done:

  • Acquire an electric MPV with wheelchair capability

The charity has five trustees; four have considerable operating experience with community transport providers in Worcestershire. The other is a past mayor of Tenbury Wells and has accounting knowledge. In the last month we have attracted some small donations amounting to a total of approx. £4000.

Location Malvern Hills District

About the space

Teme Valley


Malvern Hills District Council

How will the money be spent?Total £43,711

An electric MPV (with wheelchair capability) - £40,969 (94%)
Other - £2,742 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

An electric MPV (with wheelchair capability)
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

Total £43,711

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