General Motors expands car-sharing service Maven to six more US cities

By : |August 10, 2017 0

General Motors is expanding its weekly car rental service- Maven Gig from its current San Diego and San Francisco locations to other cities across the US. This means that drivers for ride-hailing services such as UberLyft and delivery drivers for companies such as GrubHub and Roadie will now have access to flat-rate weekly deals on GM cars.

While Maven Gig was launched in Los Angeles today, the service will expand to Boston, Phoenix, and Washington DC this fall. Baltimore and Detroit will follow soon after, GM said in its announcement. The business has also added HopSkipDrive, a ride service designed for children, as a partner on the platform.

“We’re now opening the platform up to a transportation network company or a delivery company, whether it’s groceries or finished meals like GrubHub,” said Peter Kosak, GM’s executive director of urban mobility. He further added, “We’re actually now expanding it so drivers can satisfy demand from a variety of different sources so they get better utilization of the vehicles.”

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The program is aimed at drivers for ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft, and delivery apps like Postmates, GrubHub, and InstaCart. Pricing starts at $189 a week for the Cruze and runs up to $229 for the Bolt EV (plus taxes).

The Bolt EV is actually the most popular vehicle among Maven Gig drivers, according to GM. As a result, the company is stocking its Maven Gig cities with the all-electric vehicle. More than 100 Bolts EVs are available in Los Angeles and that number will double by the end of 2017, GM said.

The app-driven Gig service gives drivers “the ability to reserve cars and earn money on their own terms,” according to GM.