Peer-to-peer carsharing with Getaround is now rockin’ and rollin’ in The City of Brotherly Love, just in time for August and September dorm move-ins, weekend road trips, and fun fall festivals.
Philadelphians can instantly rent and drive a variety of great cars shared by people in their community, on an hourly or daily basis. So if you live car-free, or need a specialty vehicle like a truck for an afternoon, we’ve got you covered with convenient access to nearby cars any time of day, for any occasion. Our arrival in Philly also benefits students, entrepreneurs, artists, and families who can earn thousands of dollars by sharing their car when it would otherwise be parked. Get ready to love your city even more!
How carsharing with Getaround works
Even better, you don’t need to meet up with owners to get the car keys; our unique Getaround Connect™ device allows you to remotely locate and unlock the car all through the app! All you need is a valid driver’s license and your smartphone, then choose the nearest car or the type of car you want, and hit the road instantly. No paperwork or rental lines, and no worries—Getaround’s $1,000,000 insurance policy covers every booking, and 24/7 roadside assistance is always included.
The benefits of carsharing
In addition to extending greater mobility and economic opportunity to the people of North Philly, Center City, and South Philly, Planet Earth also gets some love thanks to carsharing! We’re repurposing the billions of cars that sit idle every day, in an effort to solve the problem of car overpopulation. Yep, a major benefit of Getaround is that it’s a sustainable solution for transportation and the environment.
According to a study by the University of California, every shared car takes 10 cars off the road; and 1,000 shared cars offsets up to 50M pounds of CO2. This helps reduce smog while also mitigating the burden of traffic for commuters and tourists.
Places to go now with Getaround
Philly couldn’t be a better place for Getaround, since there’s no shortage of colorful events and escape-worthy havens in close proximity. Whether you’re seeking serenity or fanfare, we want to get you there! Here are a few of our suggestions for immersing yourself in the best of local offerings:
The Made in America Festival is taking over Benjamin Franklin Parkway with multiple stages headlined by A-list musical talent, and a first-rate culinary experience on September 1st and 2nd. And Philly’s Fringe Festival runs September 6th through 23rd, with everything from street theater to avant-garde drama.
To escape the city, there are plenty of options within a short two- to three-hour drive. Sea Isle City, NJ has the quintessential beachtown boardwalk; Cape May, NJ offers white sand beaches and historic charm; and the Poconos promise some serious relaxation amid mountain scenery.
Just pick a spot, grab a Getaround car, and go!