Co-wheels works with universities across the UK to bring smarter car access to students, staff and their local communities.
A Co-wheels car on campus can:
- Encourage staff to commute sustainably by bicycle, walking, or public transport
- Reduce car parking pressure
- Allow facilities and estates teams quick and easy access to transport
- Promote greener travel choices and students and staff
- Simplify and reduce mileage claims
- Eliminate the hassle of pool car management
Co-wheels allows students the freedom of car travel without the hassle of car ownership. We have low hire rates and an excellent insurance policy to enable smarter journeys away from home. To qualify for student membership, you just need to have held a full driving licence for a minimum of 12 months - there's no joining fee, and you'll receive £10 of driving credit when you join. Co-wheels terms and conditions are much more favourable for young people than other car clubs so we can offer a great service to students.
To find out more, please visit our Students page.
Universities are at the cutting edge of education and innovation, and electric vehicles are being increasingly recognised as part of a low-carbon future.
We are working with several universities to provide affordable, pay-as-you-go car hire in convenient, easy-to-access locations for local communities.
Co-wheels has implemented a large number of car club services linked to residential developments.
Co-wheels has the largest geographical spread of the UK car club operators which gives us experience of working in variety of settings. The Co-wheels team works in partnership with:
- Property Developers
- Housing Associations
- Local Authorities
We find solutions to meet planning obligations relating to Section 106 and support location travel plans. Having a car club is a very attractive incentive for many people today who do not own their own personal car. This is especially true when marketing properties with limited or costly private parking for residents.
We offer a bespoke package to each Developer to fit the specific requirements of the site. Our service will establish the best locations, car types and promotional activity to ensure the car club is a success. Having 60+ operations across the UK increases the opportunities for linking residential schemes to community car clubs and for establishing local partnerships.
Our social enterprise status makes us an ideal partner for housing associations and community housing schemes. We can also provide a community franchise service to support local initiatives.
Co-wheels has developed a specialist telematic fleet management service for local authorities
Over 20 local authorities now use the Co-wheels service as an alternative to grey fleet for delivering services. The Co-wheels solution provides a flexible approach to meet the needs of the organisation.
- Fleet Management System - telematic unit, software system and helpdesk only
- Intermediate Fleet Management Service - as above with fuel card and insurance provided
- Full Fleet Management Service - car, insurance, fuel, servicing, telematic unit & software provided
The system provided by Co-wheels allows fleet cars to be accessed and managed remotely. There is no staff time needed to allocate keys or collate information. Detailed reports of use are provided which allow organisations to manage staff travel effectively. The system allows vehicle resources to be used to maximum efficiency.
Large fleet - Maximum benefits
Recent contracts with Cumbria County Council and Durham County Council have transferred large local authority pool car fleets on to the Co-wheels telematic management system.
A report conducted for Aberdeen City Council by the Energy Saving Trust concluded that the use of the Co-wheels service resulted in an annual saving of £40k and helped introduce electric cars to the city (see below).