Community Car Club Launches in Derby

The Derby Community Car Club, operated by Co-wheels, launched today in Derby City Centre which will give residents access to ten low and ultra-low emission vehicles across the city on a flexible 'pay-as-you-go' basis.

The scheme is part of Derby’s Connected initiative which is all about making sustainable travel choices a way of life in Derby
— Ellie Grebenik, Co-wheels Regional Manager for Derby

To become a member of the scheme, drivers pay a one-off lifetime joining fee which enables them to book one of ten cars, depending on their requirements, with prices starting at little as £3.75 an hour for a vehicle.

I am pleased to be part of the city’s new car club launch and look forward to seeing this scheme enhance the city’s sustainable travel agenda
— Asaf Afzal, Cabinet Member for Cohesion and Integration

Cars will be available from dedicated parking bays throughout the city:

  • Queen Street
  • Vernon Street
  • Friar Gate
  • St. Helen's Street (BBC Radio Derby)
  • Tennant Street (Guildhall)
  • Midland Road (Derby Train Station)
  • Belter Street 
  • Drewry Lane
  • Derby City Council House

New members receive a smart card which will allow them to open the car, which they reserve online. At the end of the booking they return the vehicle to its dedicated bay and their debit card is charged.