DriveNow car club
What is a car club?
Car clubs provide the convenience of using a car as and when you need it, without having to worry about upkeep, insurance or residents’ parking permits. Not only can being a member of a car club help you but it’s also better for the environment, helping to improve air quality by reducing CO2 emissions.
In Barnet, we are working in partnership with DriveNow; a one-way (flexible) car club which also operates in eight other London boroughs, including: Westminster, Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Brent, Haringey, Islington, Hackney and Waltham Forest.
By signing up, becoming a member of DriveNow and downloading the DriveNow app (which is available on most smart phones and is simple to use) you’ll have access to over 700 BMW (including an Electric Vehicle (EV) model) and MINI vehicles for any one-way journey by simply picking it up and parking it in any legal parking bay across the borough.
All you need to do is follow these three simple steps:
- find and reserve a DriveNow car in the app (the first 15 minutes are free, after which you’ll need to pay.)
- pre-plan your journey by entering your destination and choosing to drive by the minute or selecting a longer package
- there’s no need for keys – unlock and lock the car in the app, and enter your PIN and start your journey.
The cars can be parked for free in any on street pay and display only bay (pay at machine / pay by phone), shared use bay (pay and display or resident permit holders), resident permit holders only bay, or white lines bay indicating on street parking. You must start and end your rental in these parking bays in the DriveNow Zone, but can drive anywhere you need to in or outside of London.
How much does it cost?
There is a one-off lifetime membership fee to use DriveNow (up to £29), and there are no ongoing monthly or annual fees – you only pay when you use the service.
Driving by the minute starts from 33p per minute, or if you need the car for longer select an hourly package (around £8/hour) or a two, three or four-day package. Fuel, insurance and a generous mileage allowance are all included in the price.
For more information on the DriveNow car club, please visit their website.