This ‘Brutal’ Battle Could Affect Your Next Car Rental

In Arizona, two bills are on a collision course in the state legislature, and the outcome could directly affect your next car rental.

It’s a drama that’s playing itself out in at least 30 other states, part of what one lobbyist called a “brutal” regulatory battle pitting legacy car rental companies against peer-to-peer car sharing startups. A car sharing company is like Airbnb for cars. The coming months will be decisive for services such as Getaround and Turo, as the new companies, face all but certain regulation by many states.