How does car sharing work with DriveNow?
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 from ten of the latest models and jump in and out, wherever you want! You can read how simple it is to use DriveNow here!
Join today and experience flexible car sharing with DriveNow
Two simple steps to join DriveNow:
Register online using our registration form. The registration fee is 30€.
Activate your customer account
Now all you have to do is upload a picture to the DriveNow app to identify yourself. Just follow the instructions in the app - it takes 1 minute. As soon as we have verified your uploaded documents, we will activate your customer account, and notify you by email. Now just download the DriveNow app – and you're good to go.
Sounds good? Then register online now. Download the app here!
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 DriveNow Zone – 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 15 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.
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.
Taking a break
You are able to park up your car, without giving it back. Simply choose "Park & Keep" on in the app and lock the car using the app. Wait for a couple of seconds, until the light turns red. The car is reserved for you now for 30 cents per minute. The parking rate does not apply during the nights between Sunday - Friday from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Filling up and charging your DriveNow car
All fuel charges are included at DriveNow! Each car 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 / recharge at charging stations with the card.
When the fuel tank or charge falls below 15% and you refuel / recharge the car, your account will be credited with 20 bonus minutes. To receive these bonus minutes, the fuel level will need to be over 90% at the end of your rental. To claim the bonus minutes by charging, all BMW i3s need to be returned to a charging station and plugged in.
Good to know: The fuel / charing card is located in the central armrest of the car.
Using DriveNow abroad
For Finnish customers, it is currently not possible to use DriveNow abroad. We will inform you as soon as you can enjoy the benefits of car sharing in all twelve DriveNow cities (presumably in late 2018). Foreign customers are enabled to use DriveNow in Helsinki starting from August 2018.
Bye for now – simply drop off your car!
When it comes to dropping off your car, you benefit from full flexibility and convenience. You can leave it for free in every public spot with time limitation of 2h hours or more, residential parking spot within the DriveNow Zone, marked with letters A-O and Z. You don't need to pay for a parking ticket at DriveNow. DriveNow also has special parking places, which can be found in the app under a parking house icon. Parking is prohibited only in public spots with time limitation of 60 min or less. If special parking rules do apply, these can be found on the Helsinki city page. You can find everything you need to know about parking here.
Lock the car using the app and wait a second or two until the light turns green to confirm the end of the rental. That's all folks!
DriveNow Zone and parking regulations
The DriveNow Zone from Helsinki reaches from Pitäjänmäki in the north to Kaivopuisto Park in the south. To the east, it commences in Käpylä, and extends from there to Sibelius Park in western Helsinki. It also includes the areas of Sello, Jumbo, Otaniemi and Lauttasaari. Good to know: you can also use DriveNow Carsharing to get you to Helsinki Airport and back to the city.
All DriveNow MINI and BMW models can be dropped off anywhere in the DriveNow Zone free of charge, with the exception of private car parks, multi-storey car parks and parking zones with specific parking regulations, such as disabled spaces, loading bays, no-parking zones or taxi parking spaces. Read more about our parking regulations for Helsinki.
DriveNow at Helsinki-Vantaa airport
Almost as quick as flying: DriveNow gets you to the airport in Vantaa in a jiffy – getting your holiday off to a more relaxed start. And when you return, you can save yourself the crowded train and bus rides with our Drive'n Fly rate. Simply jump into your reserved car and head on home without the stress.
Our parking spaces are located on hall P5, 4th floor. A service fee of 7.90 € applies when you pick up or drop off a car.
Parking regulations for Helsinki
All DriveNow MINI and BMW models can be dropped off in any public spot in Helsinki with time limitation of 2 hour or more, residential parking spot (A-O) or Z spot in the DriveNow Zone free of charge. There are also many special spots allowed to DriveNow in and out of the business area, such as the airport and shopping malls. In other words, parking is prohibited in Helsinki only in short term public spots (60 min or under). Read more about our parking regulations for Helsinki.