To mark the second anniversary of Co-cars in Cornwall, the hire-by-the-hour Car Club scheme will be on the Moor in Falmouth – on Saturday 4th May from 9.00 am to 4.00pm.
Those who register on the day and complete the application process by 13th May will get first year’s residential membership for half price (£12.50 instead of £25) and £5 driver’s credit per person (£10 for 2 person household), which has to be used by 30th June.
Co-cars members have the convenience of a car without the hassles and wasted costs of car ownership. Members pay for a car only when they want to use one. Co-cars are aimed at occasional drivers, short trippers and families who don’t want or can’t afford the second vehicle and want to hire one for an hour or two. If you’re a local business or employer you can also benefit.
The Co-cars team will be on the Moor explaining how pay-as-you-go driving works.
Those who go along will be able to look at one of the smart new low emission cars which, with the latest technology, allows you to book 24/7, swipe and drive as a Co-cars member.
The Co-cars vehicles in Cornwall are based at Truro and Falmouth Town railway stations, Truro’s Pydar Street car park and Waterside House Penryn. Co cars is a not for profit Co-operative social enterprise based in Exeter operating in Devon, Wiltshire, Dorset, as well as Cornwall.
Co-cars membership provides access to all Co-cars vehicles. With cars now located at many railway stations people can connect their train journey with a station-based ‘hire by the hour’ car bringing more sustainable transport solutions to Cornwall.
Funded by Cornwall Council, the Department for Transport, Co-cars and Great Western Railways the Co-cars scheme launched in Cornwall in May 2017.