Phoenix, Arizona, Oct. 25, 2017—Aspen car renters will soon be able to rent out their vehicles for free on the internet.
The company has teamed up with the Aspen City Council to make the offer, as part of a pilot project in the city.
A website for the pilot, asperaconsite.org, will offer car rentals at an affordable rate.
Asperaconsites website, which has more than 2,000 pages, includes links to local businesses, government agencies and more.
The car rental program, which is available to all residents, is a response to the housing crisis that has gripped the nation in recent years.
Aspen residents can book a car with a credit card, or pay a deposit.
The offer, which will be in place until the end of the month, will include a free driver’s license, insurance, and registration for a year, said Asperacons founder and CEO Chris Tannenkamp.
He said asperbes can also book rentals in person for $15 a person, or with a group of three or four.
The company will also offer a 10 percent deposit on all car rentals.
Tannenamp said the initiative has been an important part of the community.
“It’s really a way to show that this is an affordable way to get out and enjoy the outdoors and drive around, said Tannengkamp.
The move comes on the heels of a similar pilot program in the United Kingdom, which started in the summer of 2018.
The UK offers car rental at a reduced rate of 25 percent, with the option to pay an additional 20 percent deposit.