Residents in San Diego can now offer their cars for rent on Getaround, as the carsharing platform expands to its latest marketplace, the company announced.
Each car is equipped with Getaround Connect, a proprietary technology that enables renters to locate and unlock the car using the Getaround app. San Diegans who choose to live car-free, or need a specialty car for a move across town or a drive up the Pacific Coast Highway, can now instantly rent nearby cars, by the hour or day, through the Getaround iOS or Android app, with no need to meet the owner in-person to get the car keys.
Carsharing 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 carsharing and found that for every one car shared, about ten are taken off the road.
Getaround claims that for every 1,000 cars shared on its platform, roughly 100 million pounds of carbon dioxide are offset.