An auto rental shortage sparked a boom in peer-to-peer car-sharing


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When the coronavirus pandemic put a halt to nearly all travel, Anwar Ali was forced to store a fleet of cars he rents out through car-sharing platform Turo in an unused gym in Kauai, Hawaii.

Now, his company, Ali’i Rental Cars, is booked solid for the month and has a waitlist. And that’s even after adding 20 cars to his fleet, as travel demand rebounded and tourists discovered traditional auto rental places were booked solid.

In the Atlanta and Chicago area, car-share hosts have similar stories. Tatiana Pisarski, a Turo host in Atlanta, said she has rental requests two to three times a week. This year’s bookings are more than the last three years…


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