Getaround commits to an all-electric platform by 2040


The world leader in digital carsharing is committed to sustainable mobility by devoting a platform entirely to electric vehicles

– The Getaround carsharing marketplace will only be made up of electric vehicles by 2040

– Cars with tailpipe emissions will no longer be accepted to be added to the platform from 2030

– Getaround’s commitment to sustainable development presented in the short documentary “Getaround: True Alternative to Car Ownership”, as part of the Vision 2045 initiative

SAN FRANCISCO, November 8, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Getaround, the global leader in digital carsharing, today announced its commitment to sustainable mobility by committing to have only electric vehicles on its platform by 2040.

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With the global acceleration towards electric vehicles and more sustainable technologies within the automotive industry and in major cities around the world, Getaround is optimistic that cars that emit zero tailpipes will become the mode of transportation by default in the years to come, and will evolve its business to advance their adoption within carsharing. Electric and low-emission vehicles currently account for 11% of the cars shared by Getaround hosts around the world.

Founded in 2009, the company’s digital carsharing solution allows users to find, reserve and unlock a wide variety of vehicles directly from the Getaround app 24/7, without the need to meet someone. in person, carry an access card, stand in line or coordinate key collection. Getaround is used by millions of people in over 850 cities across 8 countries around the world.

A touchstone for Getaround’s mission to make cities and communities more sustainable through carsharing *, this commitment aims to help reduce pollution and harmful greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the use of private car by promoting the widespread sharing of electric vehicles, in particular in dense urban areas.

To this end, only electric and low-emission vehicles will be allowed to be added to the Getaround platform from 2030, with the company eventually phasing out all cars emitting tailpipe emissions on the platform. here 2040. Vehicles equipped with an internal combustion engine (ICE) will no longer be accepted on the Getaround platform from 2030.

“We are proud to announce that Getaround will be fully dedicated to electric vehicles by 2040, and we will no longer accept new cars that emit tailpipe emissions after 2030,” says Karim Bousta, CEO of Getaround. “As governments and regulators around the world implement policies to accelerate adoption of greener mobility solutions, Getaround is leading the charge of cities’ transition to a more sustainable future. “

“We believe our global carsharing community expects nothing less than to deliver on our promise to help make cities better and more sustainable” said Bousta. “This commitment to a fully electric carsharing platform makes sense not only for our planet, but also for our business.”

Getaround’s commitment to a platform without conventional ICE cars aligns with goals set by governments around the world to limit the use and sale of these types of vehicles in order to achieve the COP21 Paris Agreement target of net zero emissions by 2050. The European Commission has also proposed to ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars by 2035.

Facilitating the transition to more sustainable transport within cities, Getaround has forged key partnerships with some of the major cities that have put in place regulations in favor of mobility solutions that produce less overall emissions, including Paris, Brussels, and San Francisco.

Vision 2045: Towards a more sustainable use of the car

This announcement is made on the occasion of the launch of the documentary short “Getaround: a real alternative to car ownership”, as part of the Vision 2045 initiative. Getaround is touted as one of the world’s leading business leaders using technology to tackle climate change and build a more sustainable world, with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as innovation framework. The year 2045 represents the 100th anniversary of the United Nations.

Getaround’s involvement in Vision 2045 includes participating in a roundtable with other business leaders on the development of sustainable cities during the Vision 2045 Summit, organized alongside the UN COP26 Climate change conference at Scotland in November 2021.

In Europe, Getaround signed the Climate Act, joining more than 200 companies to publicly commit to sharing their carbon footprint and taking concrete actions to reduce it. Getaround is also a member of the Business Climate Convention, bringing together 150 leaders from various industries who are committed to accelerating the systemic transformations needed to face environmental challenges.

*Studies have shown that switching from car ownership to carsharing can reduce a household’s carbon footprint by up to 40% (“Impact and future of carsharing: advances in transport policy and planning”, 2019).

About Getaround
Getaround connects safe, convenient and affordable cars to the people who need them to live and work. We aim to create the world’s best carsharing marketplace with proprietary technology and data that makes shared vehicles superior to owning.

Founded in 2009, Getaround is present in more than 850 cities across 8 countries. People use Getaround to find a car nearby, which they can unlock with their phone, and drive wherever they want for a few hours or days. The Getaround community includes owners – individuals and professionals, including those who run their own carsharing business – who share their cars on the platform, and drivers who depend on the cars provided for their on-demand mobility needs.

We support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to “make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”. For more information, visit Getaround.com or download our iPhone and Android app.

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