Co-Cars are going to launch e-bikes for
hire early next year!
One of the first hire-as-you-ride e-bike services in the
Through this innovative scheme, members will be able to hire
ultra-cool, battery-assisted e-bikes by the hour, from dedicated
hubs at/in Exeter St. Davids railway station, central Exeter, the
University of Exeter, Science Park, Devon County Hall, Digby &
Sowton and the Dawlish Warren tourism information centre. There
will be 23 bikes available initially, but more will be added as the
How the scheme will work
Click - swipe - Ride - Its easy to use, click - simply book line
or from your smartphone or at the docking station. Swipe - scan a
QR code using the combined Co-bikes / Co-cars smart phone app, or
swipe the smart membership card, which both unlocks the e-Bike and
begins transmitting the travel information direct to their account,
Ride - of on your journey. Or not a member simply turn up and book
directly from the touch-and-pay terminals using a credit card.
The e-bike, has a Dutch-style frame with a 250w Pedelec middle
motor on the crank, integrated lights, comfort seat, on-board
computer, front carrier, front suspension, disc brakes, integrated
locking system and a smart cable lock which can be used to secure
the bikes at any location. The adjustable power setting on the
handlebar allows you to get the extra electric power you need to
cycle faster or for longer, depending on the journey distance and
hills. The dedicated docking bays across Exeter provide charging
into the frame, as well as secure, electronic locking.
For more information see the Co-Cars website.