P2P carsharing firm Getaround to launch in Portland next week

Posted by on February 14th, 2012 at 10:35 am

As we noted toward the end of last year, a new Oregon law has opened the door for personal carsharing. Now a firm that specializes in that business, Getaround, is set to open in Portland next week. They’ve planned a launch party/press conference in Portland City Hall with none other than Mayor Adams and Rep. Blumenauer scheduled to be in attendance…

The founders of peer-to-peer car sharing leader Getaround cordially invite you to a special press conference for the launch of their next generation car sharing pilot program in Portland, OR

RSVP via email to join the founders of Getaround, Portland Mayor, Sam Adams, and US Representative Earl Blumenauer at The Portland City Hall Atrium – 1221 SW 4th Ave, Portland OR on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 12:30 pm

For some background—Getaround is a VC-backed startup based in the San Francisco Bay Area that enables car sharing through their proprietary Carkit and smartphone applications. The company enables owners to offset the cost of vehicle ownership by renting what would otherwise be an idle asset, and provides people without cars easy, affordable access to vehicles everywhere – especially in lower density areas, i.e. suburbs.

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the cars are up and available for rent already