January 16, 2012 1

Peer-to-Peer Electric Car Sharing Enhances Richmond's Green Transport Initiative

*+-Last week, we were  excited and honored to help the City of Richmond in East Bay launch their ground-breaking green transportation project, “Easy Go Richmond.” The kickoff was part of a city-wide initiative to do its part in reducing greenhouse emissions and vehicle miles traveled while offering transportation alternative to local residents. Several members of the Getaround team joined forces […]

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January 12, 2012 2

5 Emerging Truths About Internet Marketplaces

*+-Remember when eBay first came out? Remember the newfound thrill of doing business around the world with people just like you? Now imagine hundreds of savvy sites like that—virtual companies that let you buy, sell or rent anything you need or want. According this week’s “The Future of Internet Marketplaces: A Panel Discussion,” this kind of “marketplace […]

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January 3, 2012 0

How Getaround Creates a Safe and Secure Car Sharing Community

*+-As a pioneer of the peer-to-peer car sharing revolution, we realized from the start that trust and safety of our members and vehicles is vital. We are proud to say that all Getaround transactions are secure, and we will to continue to build on this strong foundation. Today, Getaround is appointing a special Trust and Safety ambassador—Avery […]

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December 22, 2011 1

Getaround Street Team Gives Boost to Holiday Goodwill

*+-Our beloved Street Team dropped by San Francisco City Hall’s holiday open house last Sunday to drop off some good cheer and contributions to this year’s Season of Giving campaign. Mayor Ed Lee was touched when he met the folks in the Getaround gear toting bags of food for four family holiday meals!

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December 13, 2011 9

Hello, Portland. Welcome to Getaround!

*+-Today, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of peer-to-peer car sharing in Portland, Oregon! This historic expansion—our first ever beyond California—is thanks to a $1.725 million federal grant awarded to us by the Federal Highway Administration. They’ve asked us to partner with the City of Portland to research the impact and value of car sharing […]

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November 24, 2011 0

How It Feels to Drive a Tesla

*+-If there’s one thing redeeming about being over 30 in a city that can often seem so young, it’s the privilege of being able to rent a red hot sexy Tesla. The Tesla is the one car that Getaround requires its members to be a certain age to drive. Ironically, it’s also the one car […]

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September 13, 2011 0

Get Something Awesome When You Rent now thru the end of September

*+-UPDATE: The promo is valid for rentals between September 13-30. From now through the end of the month of September, we’re giving away a free Getaround t-shirt to anyone who rents a car. If you’re an owner, the same deal applies: approve a rental request and get a t-shirt. But that’s not all. If you […]

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September 6, 2011 0

Go to TechCrunch Disrupt SF with the Previous Winners—Us!

*+-As Getaround prepares to pass the TechCrunch Disrupt Cup to the winner of Disrupt San Francisco 2011, we thought it would be really cool if attendees could try out the service that won us the coveted award last May in New York. So here’s the deal: if you’re swinging by our hometown for the next […]

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August 22, 2011 2

How we Ensure Trust and Safety at Getaround

*+-At Getaround, we are proud to say that we have a strong community firmly rooted in trust and safety. It’s an issue we’ve been deeply committed to since day one.   In addition to offering complete insurance coverage on each rental, we require our members to pass several security checkpoints to make sure their Getaround […]

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