Travelers in Top U.S. Cities Searching on KAYAK Now Able to Book Cars on the Getaround Platform;
Easily Unlocking Cars and Trucks with Their Phones
SAN FRANCISCO- October 18, 2022 – Getaround, the world's leading digital peer-to-peer carsharing marketplace, and KAYAK, the world’s leading travel search engine and the first and only travel metasearch to offer peer-to-peer carsharing options in the U.S., announced today a new strategic partnership that integrates Getaround’s market-leading on-demand, contactless offerings with KAYAK’s platforms and services.
The integration enables travelers searching for cars or trucks on KAYAK to enjoy the convenience carsharing provides by booking cars for as little as an hour through Getaround. The announcement comes as years of pent-up travel demand has created robust demand for car and truck rentals in cities throughout the U.S. Now, millions of travelers can find affordable and more flexible ways to optimize their trips this holiday season and beyond, by avoiding the car rental counter and even avoiding in-person key handoffs thanks to Getaround’s contactless and hassle-free user experience.
In fact, Getaround is the first KAYAK carsharing partner to provide maximum booking flexibility with its hourly booking model and a fully contactless experience, thanks to proprietary Getaround Connect® technology. The Getaround-KAYAK integration is now available to travelers visiting Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, San Francisco Bay Area, Tampa, Washington D.C, and many others.
“Getaround is very pleased to enter this new strategic marketing agreement with KAYAK to bring a revolutionary, digital, and convenient contactless carsharing experience to KAYAK travelers,” said Sy Fahimi, Chief Operating Officer, Getaround. “Now more than ever, travelers are looking to save money and want convenience. With Getaround, you can instantly book cars or trucks for as little as an hour, which is ideal for short day excursions during longer trips. Beyond that, we offer bookings by the day or week, enabling Getaround to meet the needs of all KAYAK travelers.”
Privately owned cars are typically parked 95% of the time and on the move only 6 hours per week. For the remaining 162 hours of the week, most cars stay parked and idle. Peer-to-peer carsharing means fewer cars on the road: studies show that, on average, one carsharing vehicle replaces 9 to 13 vehicles. Thanks to carsharing, users are selling their vehicles or postponing the purchase of one.
By leading the shift away from the traditional concept of car ownership, Getaround’s mission is to create a world in which fewer cars are on the road, traffic and pollution are lessened, and greenhouse gasses are reduced. The integration with KAYAK accelerates these positive changes for travelers and local communities alike.
“We are making KAYAK’s car and truck search results even more comprehensive with the addition of Getaround,” said Paul Jacobs, GM & VP, KAYAK North America. “We are continuing to see strong demand for car rentals and peer-to-peer carsharing is a great option for travelers.”
Travelers coordinating their trips through KAYAK can now book a car with Getaround by selecting the “View Deal” button, which will automatically redirect them to the Getaround website to complete their car booking. Getaround cars and trucks are easily accessible, can be unlocked using only a smartphone, and are available to book on-demand 24/7 for as little as one hour.Prices start as low as $5 per hour in many cities, so travelers have a variety of flexible vehicle options nearby.
On May 11, 2022, Getaround announced its entry into a definitive business combination agreement with InterPrivate II Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: IPVA). Upon the closing of the business combination, which is expected in the second half of 2022, the combined publicly traded company will be named Getaround. For more information about the transaction, please visit https://www.getaround.com/investors.
To learn more about Getaround, visit www.getaround.com.
KAYAK, part of Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG), is the world's leading travel search engine. With billions of queries across our platforms, we help people find their perfect flight, stay, rental car and vacation packages. We also support business travelers with KAYAK for Business, our free corporate travel solution, and are transforming the in-travel experience with our app and new hotel and accommodation software. For more information, visit www.KAYAK.com.
Getaround connects safe, convenient and affordable cars with people who need them to live and work. We are the world's first carsharing marketplace offering a 100% digital experience with proprietary technology and data that make sharing vehicles superior to owning them. Our community includes guests who rely on our cars for on-demand mobility 24/7, and hosts who share cars on our platform including those who operate their own car sharing businesses. Founded in 2009, today Getaround is active in over 950 cities worldwide.
About InterPrivate II Acquisition Corp
InterPrivate II Acquisition Corp. is a blank check corporation led by Chairman and CEO Ahmed Fattouh, Executive Vice Presidents Brian Pham and Alan Pinto, General Counsel Brandon Bentley, and Vice President James Pipe. InterPrivate is further guided by a group of notable investors and operating executives who serve as board members and senior advisors including: Jeffrey Harris, venture capitalist and lead independent director at Chargepoint; Susan Decker, former President of Yahoo! and lead independent director at Berkshire Hathaway; Tracey Brophy Warson, former Chair of Citi Private Bank; and Matthew Luckett, founder of Lampros Capital and former CIO of Balestra Capital.
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This communication relates to the proposed transaction, but does not contain all the information that should be considered concerning the proposed transaction and is not intended to form the basis of any investment decision or any other decision in respect of the proposed transaction. InterPrivate intends to file with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4 relating to the proposed transaction that will include a proxy statement of InterPrivate and a prospectus of InterPrivate. When available, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials will be sent to all InterPrivate stockholders as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed transaction. InterPrivate also will file other documents regarding the proposed transaction with the SEC. Before making any voting decision, investors and securities holders of InterPrivate are urged to read the registration statement, the proxy statement/prospectus and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction as they become available because they will contain important information about InterPrivate, Getaround and the proposed transaction.
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