How does car sharing work with DriveNow?

DriveNow's smart car sharing concept combines great fun on the road with fantastic flexibility Rent a car, whenever you need one! Choose your favourite BMW or MINI model and jump in and out, wherever you want! You can read how simple it is to use DriveNow here!


Simply register – joining DriveNow couldn't be quicker!

Register, confirm your identity, reserve a BMW or MINI – here's what you need to do:

Register online
Register online via the registration form. There is a one-off registration fee of €29.

Activation of your customer account
You can then use the quick and secure POSTIDENT service to upload a photo and confirm your identity. After the verification, we will activate your customer account and send you your DriveNow customer card by post.

Instead of using the POSTIDENT service, you can also collect your customer card from one of our registration points. Important: Please bring your driving license, personal ID card, EC bank card or credit card with you.

Download the app and get started
All you need to do now is download the DriveNow app – if you haven't already done so – and you're ready to go!

Sounds good? Register online now and download the DriveNow app. 

DriveNow App

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Always ready – here's how to reserve your DriveNow car

  • Whether you need a car during the day or at night,  DriveNow cars are parked all over the business area (e.g. in Munich, Cologne and Berlin) – ready for you to jump in and set off! We don't have any official pick-up and drop-off points.

    You can locate your nearest car in a flash, using your smartphone or tablet. It pays to be quick though – a car can be reserved for you for up to 15 minutes before you need it. You can also reserve the car you want for up to 8 hours – at a cost of 10 cents per minute. 

  • Ready to leave right now? Check out our traffic-light system!
    Are you next to one of our parked cars? How can you tell if the car is ready to rent? A reader on the windscreen shows different coloured lights, depending on the availability of the car.

    • Green: the car is available for rental. 
    • Yellow: the car is currently reserved.
    • Red: someone else has rented the car.

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Set off in the very latest models – great driving guaranteed!

Which car do you fancy? Would you like to rent a BMW, or is a MINI more your style? DriveNow always has the right car ready to go – whatever you need it for! 

All cars can be opened and locked using the app. Simply touch the open or lock button to open the car that you have rented. Alternatively, you can hold your customer card up to the reader in the windscreen, get in the car, and enter your PIN in the controller in the centre console. Then, simply press on the start/stop button, sit back and enjoy the drive! 

Advice for last-minute rentals:
Once you've opened the car with your customer card and entered your PIN, the on-board computer will take you through the registration process step-by-step.

  • Taking a break

    You are able to park your car, without giving it back. Simply select "Park and keep" in the app or car display then lock the car using the app or the DriveNow customer card. Wait for a couple of seconds, until the light turns red, the car is reserved until you comeback. The rental rate for "Park and Keep" does not apply between midnight and 6 a.m. on weekdays.

    Did you know? Cars can also be left in parking mode outside the business area. Information about different parking regulations can be found on the city page.

  • Filling up and charging your DriveNow car

    All fuel charges are included at DriveNow! Each vehicle comes with a fuel card or charging card depending on the car type. You will be able to refuel at any of our partner fuel stations (Total and Shell) / recharge at charging stations with the card.

    When the fuel tank or charge falls below 25% and you refuel / recharge the car, your account will be credited with 30 bonus minutes. To receive these bonus minutes, the fuel level will need to be over 90% at the end of your rental. For all BMW i3s, they will need to be returned to a charging station and plugged in.

  • Using DriveNow abroad

    Enjoy driving without borders: If you choose to pay by credit card, and once you've accepted the terms and conditions for your particular country, you can enjoy the benefits of carsharing in the eleven DriveNow cities.

Payment by credit card
Only customers who have entered their credit card details as a form of payment are authorised to use DriveNow abroad.

Additional documents needed for using DriveNow in Copenhagen
You can now use DriveNow in Copenhagen. You must, however, make sure that your driving license has been validated beforehand.

  1. Open the DriveNow app and scroll to Copenhagen in the map.
  2. Follow the steps in the app and upload a photo of yourself, together with the photo from your driving license. Afterwards, accept the terms and conditions for Denmark.
  3. Your uploaded photos will be verified quickly. Once you have received confirmation by email, you can enjoy unlimited access to DriveNow in Copenhagen.


Cities Where you can drive abroad

Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Vienna, Stockholm, London, Mailand, Brussels, LisbonCopenhagen,

*Saving packages and bonus minutes are unusable and unattainable while using DriveNow abroad.


Bye for now – simply park your car!

When it comes to ending your rental, you benefit from full flexibility and convenience. You can park your car for free in virtually every public car park within the business area; You don't need to pay the parking meter with DriveNow. If special parking rules do apply, these can be found on the city page.

Lock the car using the app or your DriveNow customer card and wait a second or two until the light turns green. That's all folks!

Register at DriveNow and set off!
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