Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand made two announcements, recently. The company is piloting a program with Uber to allow drivers to lease vehicles at a discount. Maven also expanded its car sharing program to the city of Los Angeles.
and Uber Technologies, Inc., the nation’s leading ridesharing service, are teaming up to provide people who want to drive and earn money on the Uber platform the option to lease qualified vehicles by the week or longer at discounted rates with no mileage limits.
The 90-day pilot will launch in San Francisco as part of Uber’s Vehicle Solutions program, which provides driver-partners flexible options to access vehicles they can drive on the Uber platform.
As part of the pilot, people who’ve signed up to drive with Uber will be able to find a qualifying vehicle at a conveniently located pickup location in San Francisco. Vehicles offered in the pilot will include the Chevrolet Cruze, Malibu and Trax. Insurance coverage is included in the cost of every lease for a weekly price of $179 plus taxes and fees. There are no additional fees if a driver utilizes the vehicle for personal use. The comprehensive Chevrolet dealer network will provide support for servicing needs.
Maven, Continued its expansion into western markets with the announcement of Maven City car sharing in Los Angeles.
In nine months, Maven has grown to nine markets: Ann Arbor, Michigan, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. – and now Los Angeles.
Maven members have now driven more than 23 million miles through more than 12,000 reservations, allowing them to be there for the moments that matter most.
Los Angeles is transitioning from what was once considered a car-centric city. The continued revitalization of downtown and the city’s investment in transit and bike infrastructure now makes living car-free in Los Angeles a viable option.
Maven City: Registered customers (to register, visit www.mavendrive.com) use the Maven app to reserve one of 60 initial vehicles at more than 24 sites throughout the city. Residents who want to live car-free or car-lite have an affordable option to rent vehicles by the hour or by the day. Pricing options start at $8 an hour, and fuel and insurance costs are included. There is no monthly or application fee for Maven City members.
The fleet will offer many options for Los Angeles’ diverse residents, including Chevrolet Cruze, Malibu, Tahoe and Volt, GMC Acadia and Yukon, and luxury Cadillacs such as the ATS, CTS, CT6, XT5 and Escalade.
Maven City stations will initially be located in downtown Los Angeles, Little Tokyo and South Park. There will also be locations near the University of Southern California including four cars at University Gateway Apartments.