Just in time for the Memorial Day long weekend, Getaround is bringing the future of car sharing to the nation’s capital–giving D.C. residents a new way to unlock their car’s value through sharing.

With nearly 40 cars already available from Logan Circle to Navy Yard, we’re ready to change the way Washingtonians get around this summer. And already, the community is packed with variety – D.C. residents can rent everything from a Tesla to a Prius (or a Camaro).

WHY WASHINGTON D.C.?Getaround Connect and App

Getaround has always been very deliberate in selecting where we launch new markets. And when we do launch a new city, we spend lots of time working with that community to make sure it thrives. When it came time to select our first East Coast market. D.C. was was a no brainer.

Here’s why:

Forward-thinking community. Nearly 40% of all D.C. households are car-free – one of the highest numbers in the country. With Getaround’s entirely on-demand car sharing experience, we strive to create a real-alternative to car ownership. Together, we hope to help D.C. top the list of car-free homes!

Idle cars, underutilized assets. We know, that the average car sits idle 22 hours a day. In D.C., where the majority of residents commute via public transit, that number may be even higher. Getaround is here to help D.C. residents put those unused assets to work, earning an average of $500/month simply through sharing.

Culture of sharing. Home to one of the country’s largest bike-share programs and no stranger to the benefits of co-working, Washingtonian’s have embraced sharing with open arms. Getaround is thrilled to join growing Sharing Economy community in Washington D.C.

An innovative community with a love of sharing? Sounds like Getaround and D.C. will get on famously!

Need a car in D.C.? Download our app and check out the great cars near you.

Have a car to share? Sign up now and start earning.