RelayRides goes national

RelayRides went national Monday, offering one more car-sharing option to Portland drivers.

RelayRides went national Monday, offering one more car-sharing option to Portland drivers.

RelayRides, a peer-to-peer car-sharing service, announced Monday it had opened up its network nationwide, bringing one more car-sharing option to Portland drivers.

San Francisco-based RelayRides, backed by investors including General Motors and Google, provides a Web-based platform for car owners to use to rent out their car by the hour.

The service is similar to that offered by Getaround, which celebrated its formal Portland launch last month, but is the first to be offered nationwide.

“Since the day we first launched in Boston, we have received thousands of requests to expand into more communities,” said RelayRides founder and chief community officer Shelby Clark, in a press release. “Today, we are thrilled to be able to finally meet this demand."

As of Monday, the RelayRides service didn't list any cars available for rent in Portland.

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