DriveNow is a premium car sharing service brought to you by Sixt, BMW and MINI. It is simple and easy to use, and guarantees you a quality vehicle for a flat rate fee.
1. Register with DriveNow online
2. Find a car online or via the app
3. Pick your car up with your DriveNow card and simply drive
4. Leave the car anywhere you want in the DriveNow zone
You can pay per the minute or select a longer package at a reduced rate. The cost of petrol, insurances and everything else are included in your DriveNow rate so you don't need to worry about hidden costs. Even your parking could be included!
The DriveNow car sharing service is not only the world’s most stylish, but also most flexible and spontaneous car sharing service. It is entirely location and booking free - cars have no fixed bay to return to, and can be dropped for free anywhere across the city zone. DriveNow’s unique ‘drop anywhere’ service makes it possible to use DriveNow for one-way trips – opening up a whole new range of uses for car-sharing.
DriveNow is a premium, modern car sharing service provided by the trusted mobility providers, Sixt, BMW and MINI, and made quick and easy by leveraging today's technology. It is simple to understand and to use:
1. Register for DriveNow - See the below section on how to register.
3. Pick up your car and start to drive - All you need for this is your DriveNow Customer Card that you receive at registration and your personal pin which you set up at registration, and these will enable you to open the car and let you start driving, linking your activity to your account. See below for more information.
4. Leave your car anywhere you want in the DriveNow zone - When you have finished with your vehicle simply leave it in the DriveNow zone and either end your booking or park & reserve. See below for more information, including how to find out your DriveNow zone and how to find out which parking spots you can park in.
All driving costs are included in your flat rate DriveNow fee - this includes the cost of the vehicle, your insurance (extra insurance packages are available), your fuel (although you can refuel your car if you want), your parking in our eligible parking spots and road taxes.
The DriveNow vehicles are regularly refuelled, cleaned and serviced and they all display the parking permits for the free parking spaces.
DriveNow is currently available in selected UK cities and European and international countries:
DriveNow is expanding fast, keep checking back for more cities as they are released.
Select the UK cities and international countries that you are interested in finding more about on the left hand side of this page. You can also go to the DriveNow website for more information.
DriveNow vehicles can be driven anywhere within the country they were picked up in, but they need to be returned to the DriveNow city zone from which they came from. Check your specific city details to understand what your DriveNow city zone is.
Please check the city that you are interested in using DriveNow in for specific criteria.
You can register for DriveNow online via the DriveNow website. Selected cities also allow for registration in person at DriveNow stations, please check the DriveNow city you are interested in for specific details.
To register for DriveNow you will need your driving licence and payment cards. Once registered, you will receive your DriveNow Customer Card and pin which provides access to the vehicles.
The DriveNow registration fee is a one off payment and it covers all DriveNow locations internationally.
There are no designated depots, so DriveNow cars are ready and waiting for you all over the DriveNow city zone. Locate and reserve a car close to where you are via the DriveNow website, app or by phone call. You can reserve it free for the first 15 minutes and then after that a reservation charge per minute will apply. You can also simply hop into any available DriveNow car that you see on the road - the DriveNow reader behind the windscreen indicates the status of the vehicle:
DriveNow is brought to you by Sixt, BMW and MINI, and the cars in the DriveNow fleet are: MINI, MINI Convertible, MINI Clubman, MINI Countryman, BMW 1 Series, BMW X1 and BMW ActiveE. The exact fleet varies between the cities so check your specific DriveNow city details for which cars are available. For more information on each of the cars, take a look at the DriveNow car fleet.
All the models are the very latest and are managed and maintained by the DriveNow fleet team.
To access the vehicle:
You can park and hold your car (for a fee) anywhere within the country that your DriveNow is in. DriveNow has selected partnerships with a wide range of public and private parking providers to give you free parking, please check your DriveNow city for details on free parking.
Select "Park" on the display and lock the car with either your Customer Card or the app. Wait until the status indicator turns red. The car is reserved for you at the agreed parking rate for your city. The parking mode is possible outside the DriveNow city zone.
To end your booking, simply park your car anywhere in the DriveNow city zone - DriveNow does not have designated depots that you need to return the car to. Park in one of the DriveNow free parking spots to ensure that there are no parking fees to pay.
Select the function to end your booking on the display in the cockpit and confirm. Then lock the car with your DriveNow Customer Card or the app and wait until the status indicator goes back to green. It is not possible to end a booking outside the DriveNow city zone.
DriveNow is an economical car sharing service with a number of rates and packages. The are dependent on the DriveNow city that you are using the service in, however most cities have tariffs for:
For full rates, please see the details for the DriveNow city that you are interested in.
Your DriveNow registration fee and usage rate includes all standard administration and vehicle costs including maintenance, cleaning, fuel, insurance, car tax and most parking. You are also paying for the car (time and miles) so any additional passengers are all enjoying the ride for the one price!
For costs relating to extended insurance options and additional fees for specific offences please see the section above.
If you need to refuel, then you can refuel the vehicle using the fuel card that is always kept in the cockpit. The DriveNow display shows eligible refuelling stations which can then be programmed into the sat nav.
As a reward for those who like to help our fleet staff out, you can earn bonus DriveNow minutes for returning the car with a full tank of petrol - or full electric charge! Check your specific DriveNow city information for details on refuelling bonuses.
Fuel costs are included in the DriveNow price.
Yes, once you have registered for DriveNow in your home country you can use DriveNow in other countries, as long as:
New customers can register for DriveNow abroad however they can only register in the country which they are resident. Check above for the countries that offer DriveNow.
Additional points to remember about using DriveNow abroad:
If something goes wrong or you encounter a problem when using DriveNow such as:
Firstly contact DriveNow by the vehicle phone system (which is free) if you are in the vehicle, or via the customer services details which are available online. One of the DriveNow customer service agents will be able to help you and talk you through your options.
If the issue is not your fault then DriveNow insurance and maintenance fleet will be responsible for the cost. If you are at fault then there may be an additional fee for you to pay if it is not included within your insurance package - see the costs section above for additional fees.
You should check that the vehicle is clean and free from unreported damage (those that are not listed in the vehicle damage menu) before starting your journey. You can report any issues via the vehicle phone system. It is also your responsibility to ensure that you operate the vehicle management system correctly to reserve, park and terminate your booking.
You must ensure that you use the DriveNow service within the outlined treatment and use guidelines, these stipulate that: