Pass the New York Carsharing Bill (S444B) Let’s bring Getaround to New York!

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Pass the New York Carsharing Bill (S444B) Let’s bring Getaround to New York!

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Carsharing services like Getaround (not to be confused with ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft) are currently able to operate in every state except New York.

Peer-to-peer carsharing isn’t explicitly illegal in New York, the insurance framework for group insurance policies just needs a small tweak to allow carsharing organizations to ensure folks sharing and renting vehicles on Getaround are fully insured. 

Leaders in the New York State Legislature, led by Senator James Seward (Chairman of Senate Insurance Committee), have introduced the bipartisan “Personal Motor Vehicle Sharing Act” with support from environmental, business, and economic empowerment groups.

This legislation will create the structure needed for companies like Getaround to provide insurance coverage and consumer protection for people who want to share and rent cars in New York.

The economic, environmental, and parking benefits of carsharing are well documented across a multitude of academic and government studies.

If just 10,000 New Yorkers share their cars on Getaround it can take up to 100,000 cars off the road, freeing up 100,000 parking spots, offsetting up to 1 billion pounds of C02, and injecting millions of dollars into the local economy.

So please sign our petition and let’s bring Getaround to New York!

Getaround is a peer-to-peer carsharing platform that enables people to rent, locate and unlock high quality cars in their neighborhood — instantly from the Getaround app. No key hand-off. No hassle.

Getaround was named to the list of top startups to watch by the Wall Street Journal, won TechCrunch Disrupt, and has the investment support of Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Shervin Pishevar, Ashton Kutcher and others.

Car owners can seamlessly share their car when they aren’t using it to earn hassle-free cash, and each trip includes $1 million primary insurance and 24/7 support and roadside assistance.


“Based on my research at NYU, I believe this bill has the potential to provide significant economic benefits to New York State and its residents (and especially to middle and lower income families) by enabling the expansion of peer- to-peer carsharing.”
– Dr. Arun Sundararajan, NYU Stern School of Business

“NRDC strongly supports S.4444-B/A.8027, which establishes a new Article 35 in the state’s insurance law, the “Personal Motor Vehicle Sharing Programs.” This bill will create a system to provide insurance coverage for vehicle owners and renters participating in a personal vehicle sharing program. Allowing access to peer-to-peer carsharing will provide significant environmental and sustainable transportation benefits to New York State and its residents."
– Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

“The Sharing Economy has been the biggest consumer movements in the last few years, continuing to bring the internet’s value to consumers. New York should continue to foster growth by reasonable and responsible policy such as this bill.”
– The Business Council of New York State

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