TripTo has its roots in long-standing community-run car clubs in Llanidloes and Machynlleth, and was brought to life as part of an Open Newtown project.

Llani Car Club was chosen as the obvious vehicle (no pun intended!) to expand from conventional car clubs to an electric car club because it was the most well-established of the car clubs in the area. It’s run as a non-profit company limited by guarantee, and TripTo is the trading name chosen as part of the Open Newtown project after consultation with the community.

Board of directors

Cath Boswell – Lectured in Housing at Cardiff. Lives in Llanidloes.

Jamie Andrews – Set up a European train ticket selling business with his sister, is a Director of Riding Sunbeams. Lives in Machynlleth. His father-in-law was one of the founder members of the Llani Car Club

Charles Patterson – Background in retail banking and working for Robert Owen Community Banking Fund in Newtown which included successful social media campaigns. now works for the NHS in Powys helping people get connected to their online health and wellbeing appointments.

Other voluntary work includes Director of Banc Cambria working with Monmouthshire Building Society to bring community banking to locations across Wales.

Andrew Capel – Founder and coordinator of the Llani Car Club is also an IT Consultant, teaches Tai Chi and works part-time for the mid-Wales Peaceful Schools project.

Local Coordinators

Julia StevensOwner & manager of a holiday cottage ‘Bwthyn Gweilch’ in Machynlleth, mountain bike guide and owner of ‘Trail Divas’ and has two children.