Getaround, the peer-to-peer car-sharing market that first arrived in Seattle in 2018, is increasing its operations within the metropolis by way of a brand new partnership with the Seattle Division of Transportation.
SDOT will present devoted parking areas for Getaround autos, the corporate introduced this week, beginning within the Madrona, Capitol Hill, and Queen Anne neighborhoods of Seattle.
Getaround gives 24/7 contactless entry to shared private autos, which might be reserved for as little as one hour. The corporate facilitates transactions between automotive homeowners and people needing a car although its app, which lets renters discover, pay for, and unlock a automotive. Getaround retains 40% of the income for every rental; the remainder goes to the automotive proprietor, who can earn a living from their in any other case unused asset.
“We’re glad that extra individuals in Seattle could have entry to this transportation possibility, and can proceed to work to foster an surroundings the place revolutionary mobility corporations can check out new concepts and inventive enterprise fashions that profit the general public,” mentioned Becky Edmonds, SDOT’s Shared Mobility Program supervisor, who oversees the town’s automotive, bike and scooter share applications.
San Francisco-based Getaround was based in 2009 and is now energetic in additional than 950 cities worldwide.