E-cargo bikes are great for when you need that little bit of extra space on board. Whether you need to drop the kids off at school, take some big parcels to the post office, or fancy a trip to the park, an e-cargo bike is an easy, fun way to get around.
Cargoroo, a European Startup Prize for mobility silver winner, launched its successful e-cargo bike hire scheme as part of the eHUBS project in Manchester in autumn 2021 - a first for the UK. 25 e-cargo bikes are available to hire in Chorlton, Whalley Range and Ancoats.
Download the Cargoroo app and get your first hour of hire free.
Find out more by taking a look at the e-cargo bike FAQs.
Join the (electric car) club
We know that riding a bike or using public transport may not be right for every journey. If you don’t have access to a car but need to go further afield from time to time, and don’t fancy the expense and inflexibility of standard car rental, joining an electric car club is the smart thing to do. We’ve teamed up with Enterprise, so you’ll be able pick up an electric car from one of our eHUBS.
You can join the Enterprise Car Club now to use eHUBS electric cars available at East Didsbury Metrolink Park & Ride, Kingsway, Parrs Wood, M19 1TB. More electric car eHUBS will be going live in Prestwich and Bury town centre in 2022.
You’ll just need to make a reservation on the Enterprise app, online or by phone. You can book well in advance or at the last minute. Either way, you’ll be on the road in no time. When you’re done, drop it off from where you picked it up at the eHUB.
For more information on the Enterprise Car Club, and a map showing where you can hire cars in Greater Manchester, visit the Manchester Car Club page.
Joining the Enterprise Car Club with the eHUBS promo code – MANEVHUB – will give you a first year’s membership for free (usually £10) and a £10 free driving credit.
Around a third of households in Greater Manchester don’t have a car, and there are times when those that do find that it’s ‘double-booked’. The RAC Foundation also estimates that cars are only driven for one hour a day on average.
As an alternative to a private car, and for short and longer journeys such as the weekly big shop, meeting friends locally or a day out with the family off the beaten track, we think our new eHUBS trial may be the answer.
eHUBS is a year-long pilot set to give people in parts of Greater Manchester innovative electric alternatives to private cars, to help people make more sustainable travel choices. Funded by Interreg North-West Europe, we hope the pilot project will be popular with all sorts of people, and will show how electric cargo bikes and car clubs can help keep Greater Manchester moving safely and sustainably.
The hubs will offer a range of affordable ways to hire electric cargo (e-cargo) bikes and electric car club vehicles. e-cargo bikes are available to hire in Chorlton, Whalley Range and Ancoats.
The first part of the electric car club trial has been launched at East Didsbury Metrolink Park & Ride – an electric car club scheme in collaboration with Enterprise, giving people the option to hire an electric car quickly and easily. Further car clubs will be coming in 2022 in Chorlton, Whalley Range, Ancoats, Prestwich and Bury town centre.
Our eHUBS trial is supported by: