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The number of vehicles listed on p2p rental platforms is still fairly modest relative to the established rent-a-car fleet, but the numbers are expected to grow. According to one estimate, the number of vehicles listed on these platforms could double by 2025. (Credit: Africa Studio/Shutterstock.com) The number of vehicles listed on p2p rental platforms is still fairly modest relative to the established rent-a-car fleet, but the numbers are expected to grow. According to one estimate, the number of vehicles listed on these platforms could double by 2025. (Credit: Africa Studio/Shutterstock.com)

If there’s a mantra for our hyper-connected age, it’s “if you own it, there’s probably an app that will let you rent it to someone.”

For at least a decade now, the so-called peer-to-peer (p2p) or sharing economy has evolved ingenious ways of connecting people who have stuff they want to monetize with people who could use that stuff — from pools and parking spaces to replacement relatives (really) and pets.

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