General Motors is working on ramping up 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV production to push the affordable electric vehicle out to dealers nationwide by September, but it’s also readying a rollout for Maven, the automaker’s personal mobility service.
WardsAuto reports the automaker is now shipping Bolt EVs to Maven fleets across the country, though availability will be limited at first.
“We are plating them and titling them. It’s a game-changing car and I’m thrilled it’s coming,” GM’s Vice President for Urban Mobility and Maven, Julia Steyn, said.
She went on to state Maven could be incremental in turning car sharers into vehicle owners in the future with new products like Bolt EV.
“The opportunity to get Maven customers into brand-new vehicles across the GM portfolio, from the Bolt to Cadillac Escalade, is huge exposure … At some point, we think we can convert these Maven customers, at the right point in their lives, to (being) a buying customer.”
2017 Bolt EVs will also be made available to Lyft drivers for rent through the automaker’s “Express Drive” program.