Uber and Carshare Service Getaround Expand Partnership
If you're interested in making some extra cash as an Uber driver but don't own a car there's good news: Getaround — a carsharing service — has announced they are expanding their partnership with rideshare giant Uber.
The program, which launched in 2017 in San Francisco, allows Uber drivers to use "peer-to-peer" vehicles on the platform to provide Uber rides. For Uber drivers, there is a flat fee of $5 per hour to use the vehicle to pick up and transport passengers for Uber. There are no upfront fees, subscriptions or limits on the duration of vehicle use. Drivers still have to clear Uber's standard on-boarding and clearance process before they are allowed to pick up passengers.
After the successful pilot program, the partnership has now expanded, according to Getaround and Uber. The platform is already up and running for customers in Los Angeles and San Diego; Philadelphia and Washington DC are being added soon.
If you're looking to make cash letting Uber drivers use your car on the platform, there are a few things to keep in mind. Getaround cars used by Uber drivers on average have seen an increase of 50% in mileage logged. So while that equals more cash in your pocket, it also comes with more upkeep and maintenance costs for your vehicle.
As the sharing economy continues to grow, this is surely just the latest in what will be new partnerships and new companies changing the way we get from point A to point B and beyond in our daily lives.