European peer-to-peer automotive rental service Drivy has a brand new title. It’s now known as Getaround, which shouldn’t shock anybody who has been following Drivy’s current information. Again in April, Getaround announced the acquisition of Drivy for $300 million to increase to Europe. And Drivy is now 100% a part of Getaround as the corporate is unifying its model throughout the globe.
Whereas Getaround now operates underneath a single model once more, there are nonetheless two cell apps — Drivy is known as Getaround EU for now. Drivy CEO Paulin Dementhon is now the CEO of Europe for Getaround.
Along with the brand new title, Getaround now gives hourly automotive leases in Europe similar to within the U.S. And that’s about all there’s to know.
General, there are 5 million Getaround customers and 20,000 vehicles world wide. The corporate operates in 300 cities throughout eight international locations.
Whereas Drivy began as a kind of Airbnb for vehicles, the corporate has slowly developed to focus much less on vehicles owned by common automotive homeowners. The startup launched a tool that allows you to lock and unlock the automotive utilizing a smartphone. It then began partnering with small corporations that personal tiny fleets of related vehicles that they need to checklist on the platform.