Kyte, an on-need car rental company, released in Seattle on Friday.
The support delivers rental autos directly to motorists. Prospects can buy the vehicle as a result of an application or the company’s web site by deciding on a specific delivery time and place. They can lease by working day, week or month, doing away with the hold out times and paperwork of common rental car or truck services.
San Francisco-based Kyte will be accessible in Seattle and the Ballard, Fremont, Capitol Hill, Madison Park and Columbia Town neighborhoods. Seattle marks Kyte’s eighth running town.
Kyte was co-started in 2019 by Francesco Wiedemann, who formerly labored for trip share corporation ReachNow. Other founders are Nikolaus Volk, formerly a program engineer at Uber, and Ludwig Schoenack, beforehand a enterprise companion at Opposite.
Kyte’s rideshare competitor in Seattle is GIG, a AAA company which will allow customers to lease cars by the day, hour or moment — lending alone to just one-way rentals. Wiedemann told GeekWire Kyte differentiates by itself with more time phrase rentals.
“We also wished to give Seattle citizens and vacationers the freedom and adaptability to explore all of the excellent destinations the city has to present — from hiking at Mount Rainier or Olympic Countrywide Park to viewing the Snoqualmie Falls on a whim.” Wiedemann stated.
Wiedemann mentioned prospects can select amongst motor vehicles, such as economic system, sedan and SUV. Prospects pay a day by day charge, and an supplemental shipping and return charge which totals $19.
This summer season has found an maximize in company for Kyte, Wiedemann mentioned, and is at 40% month-more than-month expansion amount.
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