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Getaround, the Airbnb for cars, comes to Philly | The Inquierer

Users can rent cars on an hourly basis for as low as $5, though prices vary depending on the make, model, and year of the car and the time of day. The price includes 24/7 roadside assistance and insurance coverage of up to $1 million.

A 2010 Mazda 5 in South Philly was available to rent Wednesday for a minimum of six hours for $33.69, or $5.60 an hour. A nearby 2018 Tesla Model 3 was priced at $135.96 for six hours, or $22.66 an hour.

Getaround has raised $103 million from investors including Braemar Energy Ventures and Toyota Motor Corp., according to Crunchbase. There are more than 500,000 people using the platform and thousands of cars available across cities including Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston, Notti said.

Membership for peer-to-peer car-sharing services such as Getaround reached 2.9 million in January 2017, up from nearly 1.4 million users the year before, according to the Transportation Sustainability Research Center at the University of California-Berkeley. There were more than 131,000 cars available nationwide on all peer-to-peer car-sharing services in January 2017, compared with 73,000 in January 2016.

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Getaround, the Airbnb for cars, comes to Philly.

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