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Getaround expands its instant car-sharing scheme to San Diego

Posted: 2 November 2018 | | No comments yet

Peer-to-peer car-sharing develops the mobility offerings in San Diego, whilst attempting to reduce the number of cars on the roads.

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Getaround has arrived in San Diego with its peer-to-peer car-sharing scheme, with each car equipped with a proprietary technology that enables renters to locate and unlock the vehicle through the Getaround app.

Car owners in San Diego can now reduce the financial burden of car ownership by sharing their car, and earning money when people rent it. San Diegans who choose to live car-free can rent nearby vehicles – by the hour or the day – with no need to meet the owner in-person to collect the keys.

“We’re thrilled to bring our car-sharing platform to San Diego, a city whose culture and landscape make it a hotspot for sightseeing and day trips by both tourists and locals,” said James Correa, Getaround General Manager of Southern California. “Powered by the Getaround Connect, renters can instantly access the perfect car for any type of trip or adventure, and car owners can earn money without the hassle of breaking up their day to meet renters. It’s a win-win for both owners and renters, and we’re happy to facilitate that kind of access and opportunity.”

Correa helped the company launch in Los Angeles in April 2018, which is now one of Getaround’s fastest growing markets to date, and he is now leading the charge for San Diego. With thousands of people already signed up in San Diego, the company anticipates rapid growth with the potential for many owners to earn over $1,000 per month.

“As we continue to expand, we’re dedicated to still making an impact locally,” said Sam Zaid, CEO of Getaround. “Not only do we provide car owners with economic opportunity, and allow people to access transportation when they need, but we’re also helping cities solve key environmental issues like smog, congestion and traffic issues.”

Car-sharing is a major part of the environmental sustainability movement. An independent study by the University of California Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center measured the impact of car-sharing. The study found that for every one car shared, approximately 10 are taken off the road. This means that for every 1,000 cars shared on Getaround, roughly 100 million lbs of carbon dioxide are offset.

Getaround does not require signup fees, annual fees or access cards, making it convenient and accessible for Miami residents to join the car-sharing community as owners or renters. Each trip is insured by Getaround’s $1 million insurance policy with 24/7 customer support and roadside assistance included.

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