Launched last year, Maven is a mobility service offered by General Motors and the car-sharing program has recently added the Chevrolet Bolt EV to its lineup. To give it a leg up with competitors like Zipcar, GM is now offering a service called Maven Gig.
Targeted at entrepreneurs who needs a temporary vehicle to make deliveries, ferry passengers, or other freelance services, independent contractors can participate in the sharing economy whilst generating income.
“With no penalty for early returns after one week, Maven Gig is a low-risk way to test out the freelance economy and get your side hustle on,” GM said in a recent press release.
Maven Gig has already been launched in San Diego, with San Francisco and Los Angeles to follow later this year. Priced at $229 per week, the service includes unlimited miles, free charging at EVgo stations, insurance (minus deductibles), and maintenance.
Although rented Bolt EVs can be used for any driving gig, Maven Gig did list three app-based delivery companies and two ride-hailing companies as its partners: GrubHub, Instacart, Roadie, Uber and Lyft.
In a little over a year Maven has attracted a following of 35,000 members and their vehicles have been driven more than 115 million miles. Their data shows a growing demand for longer on-demand rentals, which Maven Gig will now offer.