I decided to bite the bullet and join GoCar.ie even though I don’t really see myself using it for the time being. They’ve reduced the joining fee from €50 to €10 which I think is much more reasonable. €10 is low enough that I’d spend it on the off chance I need to use a GoCar in the future while €50 is too much to justify a just in case sign up.
I have to say I was very impressed with the sign up process it was simple and very quick. Firstly enter in your name, email and phone number. Then pay the €10 sign up fee using a debit or credit card.
Finally enter in your address and upload a copy of the front and back of your driving licence.
Once signed up the profile is pending until your driving licence is verified. At 8.45PM the same day I received the email confirming everything is set up and ready to go. I have to hand it to them, they make the signing up process very quick and easy. I’ll probably look for an excuse to rent one of the cars for an hour just to see how the process works in practise. Might have to take one of the BMW I3s out for a spin!