Getaround, a peer-to-peer carsharing platform, has announced its expansion into Greater Los Angeles.
Each Getaround vehicle is equipped with Getaround Connect, a technology that allows renters to locate and unlock the car using the Getaround app. People in Los Angeles can now rent nearby cars through the Getaround iOS or Android application, according to the company.
"It's an understatement to say that LA's traffic and emissions are some of the worst in the country," said James Correa, general manager for Getaround Los Angeles. "We're excited to bring Getaround to LA and start taking cars off the road to help reduce congestion in our city."
Correa helped Getaround soft launch its Los Angeles location in March, onboarding the first 50 car owners onto the platform. There are no signup fees, annual dues, or access cards, according to the company.
Getaround is also developing relationships with local auto body shops and automotive vendors.
"As we expand and carsharing becomes universal, we're not only providing people with access to transportation and economic opportunity, but we're also helping cities solve environmental issues such as traffic, congestion, and smog," said Sam Zaid, CEO of Getaround. "We're excited to become a part of the greater Los Angeles transportation network and to leverage our technology to create sustainable mobility options throughout the city."