THE GETAROUND POWER HOST PROGRAM
Getaround® hosts and power hosts tap into our leading global and digital carsharing marketplace of more than 6 million users across 8 countries and 850 cities.
Getaround® is the leading global and digital carsharing marketplace. We have 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 and hosts who share vehicles on our platform, including those who operate carsharing businesses.
On average, non-shared cars are idle 22 hours a day. When we share cars, we effectively use a single car to its capacity and reduce the number of cars on the road. Fewer cars on the roads mean less congestion, a reduction in the number of accidents, and setting aside less space for parking.
Studies show that when carsharing is available, people drive less and drive vehicles more appropriate for their use case, reducing household carbon emissions by up to 40%. With multiple users and more miles driven, cars are retired more quickly. As these older cars are retired, newer, more energy-efficient vehicles take their place.
The concept of sharing a vehicle only when you need it versus owning one 100% of the time was the impetus for Getaround's founders, Sam Zaid, Elliot Kroo, and Jessica Scorpio, to start Getaround in 2009. Since then, Getaround carsharing has expanded to more than 800 worldwide cities, 300 of which are in the United States. We have more than 6 million guests worldwide, with 2 million of them within the United States in 17 states and 21 markets (metropolitan areas) and growing daily.
More than a decade later, wide-ranging lifestyle changes brought on by the pandemic and other economic changes have amplified consumer interest in disrupting the traditional car-ownership regime. People are increasingly living car-free and relying on Getaround as one of their core, reliable mobility solutions.
Getaround makes becoming a host a possibility for anyone with an eligible car — whether you are carrying a loan or lease on the vehicle* or you have paid it off. For people with multiple cars, the Power Host program provides a level of support and guidance, which hosts need to manage the availability and maintenance of a few or even dozens of vehicles. This simple setup means you can become a Getaround host today.