Motocargo - Rapid, low emission, goods delivery vehicle, designed and made in Herefordshire, UK

The Team

Jeremy Holden

Apprenticed at Holden Hydroman in 1973. Later becoming manager, then director of the specialised forming division and ultimately sales Director of the (by then) Holden Hydroman PLC .

Sold to the BBA Group in the late 1980’s. (employees 350) – see more

Joint founder of Holden Aluminium Technologies in 1998, a manufacturing company specialising in the forming, fabrication and assembly of extruded aluminium – Sold to Hydro aluminium 2014. (employees 85)

Executive Chairman of Holden Aluminium Worcester, manufacturer of aluminium car chassis for Aston Martin , Lotus and BMW – Sold to Lotus cars in 2008. (employees 245)

Founder of Holden Vintage and classic in 1988. International automotive mail order parts/ manufacturer and supplier – Sold to SNG Barratt Group, September 2021 (employees 12)

Founder of MotoCargo (trading name of Holden EV Ltd) 2021

Matthew Humphries

Matthew was formerly Head of Design at Morgan Cars, where he modernised the company’s design capabilities.

He created the hydrogen fuel-cell Life Car, Aeromax, Plus 8, Eva GT, Supersports and Aero Coupe and reinvented the iconic Morgan three-wheeler.

He then went on to work as a senior vehicle design tutor at London’s world-renowned Royal College of Art as well as establishing Matthew Humphries Design Ltd, freelance vehicle design consultancy.  In recent years he has been involved with many vehicle projects including David Braham, Alcraft Motor Company and Williams advanced engineering. He also has a passion for Horology and designs and manufactures his own watches, MHD watches.

Fred Spaven

Fred Spaven is an engineer by training and by nature. He has many years’ experience building custom and racing vehicles with an ever increasing focus on zero-emissions vehicles as the battery and electric-power technologies have emerged and matured over the past decade.

Formally educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge, Fred initially pursued an academic career in research at Cambridge’s Centre for Advanced Power Electronics where he was tasked with the design and construction of the world’s first bulk-superconducting motor: a complex task combining electric, thermal, magnetic and superconducting systems in a rotating assembly operating in a vacuum at -196°C.

The lure of adventure brought him into the hands-on world of historic motorsport where, working with Hardy-Hall Restorations and Elwell-Smith Engineering, he had the opportunity to work on historic machines ranging from Le Mans’ winning pre-war Aston-Martins to the esteemed rear-engine Cooper-Climax single-seaters that define racing car design to this day.

Fred is now combining his twin passions of automotive engineering and electric machine design by developing the prototype of this entirely new class of vehicle – the cargo motorcycle – alongside a return to academia, studying for a PhD in electric motorcycle design and optimisation in the Electric Propulsion Group at University College London.