How it works

Save money with Co Cars

Be part of the smarter alternative to car ownership.

Get affordable car hire 24/7, only paying for the hours you drive (+ mileage).

Everything else is included in the price, with no hidden costs.

Choose from over 50 electric and low emission cars in Exeter and across the South West.

Why join Co Cars

Start your journey in 4 easy steps:

Book with Co Cars

2. Book

Make and manage bookings with our app.

Unlock your Co Car

3. Unlock

Unlock your car using your personal smartcard.

Drive your Co Car

4. Drive

Enjoy your trip!

Essential information

How much does it cost?

Is there a car near me?

Ready to book?

If you’d like a Co Car near you, request a location.

Quickfire questions

What is Co Cars?
We’re a car club. It’s like owning a car but with none of the hassle!

How much does a membership cost?
Annual residential membership is £30 for one person and £40 for two people.

Can you hire by the hour?
Yes, you can book from as little as half an hour to a few days.

What about tax and insurance?
Your hire cost includes tax, insurance, maintenance and roadside assist.

How do I book?
Self-manage all your bookings online or via the Co Cars app.

What members say about us

Co Cars has enabled me to get out and about to places I wouldn’t be able to access with public transport in an affordable and convenient way. I would (and often do) highly recommend it to anyone, especially those living in a city.

John – George

Hiring an EV has been a game-changer for me. A short walk from my house sits a fully-charged new, comfortable and clean car. Plus, I love the fact that it uses renewables for charging. What is not to like? A little lifestyle change and loads more of us can save the planet.



I joined Co Cars after feeling I wasn’t using my car enough & I quickly realised the benefits. They are so easy to book, use & return. Over 90% of my work travel is now with Co Cars & often impresses the organisations that I visit.


Living centrally in Exeter & not owning a car, I love being able to use Co Cars whenever I need access to one. It’s really easy to book online for however long you need it & the system couldn’t be more flexible.


Not owning a car is single-handedly one of the best decisions I’ve made in the last 2 years. We can access one via Co Cars if we need it. However, my bike & feet are all I need in Exeter & then trains for long distance travel.


I love it when simple things work well. Tapped my membership card on the windscreen which opened the car. Hopped in, entered my pin and drove off.


Back from a #zeroemission’s mission in Cornwall with the #RenaultZoe from @CoCars Exeter. Once you try electric, you really can’t go back to petrol.


The cars are so easy & accessible to book & use – I can book & be in a car 5 mins later. They give me so much freedom & I love there’s a dedicated parking space.

Tom, Exeter College