Getaround has announced its expansion to Denver, Colorado.
Getaround is a carsharing platform that empowers users to instantly rent and drive cars owned by people in their neighborhood. Residents can now instantly rent cars in their neighborhood—by the hour or day—through the Getaround iOS or Android applications. The company also touts all-inclusive safety features, such as insurance and 24/7 roadside assistance.
Powered by Getaround Connect™, the patented connected car technology,
Getaround creates a fun and safe carsharing experience without the need to meet the car owner, carry an access card, or coordinate picking up a car key. People share everything from a Prius to a Tesla and earn thousands in extra income each year, offsetting the high cost of car ownership while also making a positive impact on the environment.
Headquartered in San Francisco, Getaround has thousands of cars available throughout major metropolitan areas across the United States. Investors in Getaround include SoftBank, Menlo Ventures, Braemar Energy Ventures, Asset Plus, Triangle Peak Partners, SPARX Group, Toyota Motor Corporation, Cox Automotive Inc., and SAIC Capital.
Carsharing with Getaround is a major part of the sustainability movement, and cities like Denver are encouraged to partner with Getaround as the platform leverages the cars already on the road to reduce traffic and congestion.
A study by the University of California Transportation Sustainability Research Center found that for every car shared approximately 10 are taken off the road. In turn, every 1,000 vehicles shared reduces up to 50M pounds of carbon dioxide, meaning Getaround’s community is helping take cars off the road and lessen toxic emissions.
In addition to creating economic opportunity for Denver locals, Getaround is investing in the Denver area. Houck has brought on a dozen local employees to help ensure a successful expansion into the area and has secured office space in Denver. Additionally, the company has partnered with several auto-body shops and regional vendors to support the company’s continued growth. With this expansion, Getaround is now operating in 90 cities across the U.S.
Source: Press Release