Gallery: Getaround revs up Portland launch

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  • Getaround celebrated its Portland launch Wednesday, presenting Mayor Sam Adams with an oversize replica of its mobile app.

  • The Getaround Tesla will spend an unspecified amount of time in Portland and be available for rent by anyone who uses the service.

  • Getaround CEO and co-founder Sam Zaid said the Federal Highway Administration-funded study on car sharing will catalyze the practice across the country.

  • Mayor Sam Adams said Getaround's car-sharing service will save Portlanders money.

  • Former Oregon State Representative Ben Cannon, left, was instrumental in getting legislation passed in Oregon last year that makes car sharing legal. U.S. Rep. Earl Bumenauer, D-Portland, has been advocating for car sharing at the federal level.

  • Rep. Blumenauer applauded the new transportation option provided by peer-to-peer car sharing. "We're not declaring war on the automobile, but we've decided that we're not going to surrender to the automobile," he said.

  • And, yes. A ribbon was cut.

    Cathy Cheney
  • Portland is Getaround's first market outside of California.