RelayRides eyes the airport rental market

RelayRides is one of several start-ups that make it possible for travelers to rent every day cars.  Among the cars listed as available in San Francisco: Julia’s Volkswagen Jetta for $10 an hour, or $70 a day.


Now RelayRides is beefing up its efforts on a growing part of its business: airports. Car owners can list their cars for rent at more than 180 airports, and renters can now search those listings. That means that travelers are no longer limited to big rental car agencies like Budget, Hertz and Avis.


“Within 6 – 8 months, we expect airports to contribute to 50 percent of our total revenues,” said RelayRides spokesman Steven Webb.


The new service should launch at SFO on August 9th with a dedicated RelayRides parking lot nearby.


A map of RelayRides airport locations.




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Dana Hull covers clean technology and energy policy for the San Jose Mercury News. She often writes about electric vehicles, the smart grid, the solar industry and California energy policy, from RPS goals to Gov. Jerry Brown's big dreams for distributed generation.