Xatori Inc., the electric vehicle software company behind the PlugShare app suite, and peer-to-peer car sharing service Getaround have partnered to reward PlugShare members in select communities $50 for sharing their vehicles on Getaround’s car rental marketplace.
PlugShare and Getaround announced the financial incentive in honor of National Plug In Day on Sunday, October 16. Eligible communities include the San Francisco Bay Area and the San Diego metropolitan area.
“One of Getaround’s founding principles is to help protect the environment by enabling people to share resources, taking unneeded cars off the road and reducing auto emissions by changing driving behavior,” said Sam Zaid, CEO of Getaround. “This partnership is in line with our commitment to protect the environment primarily because it encourages PlugShare users to list their cars on Getaround to increase exposure and adoption of EVs. A shared EV saves everyone money, reduces emissions and accelerates adoption.”
PlugShare also recently announced the expansion of its network to the web and mobile platforms, allowing anyone with an Internet connection to access the largest and most complete database of EV charging sites in the world. This new service helps Getaround users charge their EV rental at a community member’s house or public charging station, thereby advancing the growth of the EV community.
“There is a growing segment of society that wants to see zero emission, advanced driving machines become the norm, and these are the people on PlugShare and Getaround, sharing resources with each other in the name of a common goal,” said Forrest North, CEO of Xatori, Inc. “You don’t have to spend a lot of money on a new car to be part of the solution. All you need is an outlet and an Internet connection and you can be a part of the EV revolution.”