Maven is heading up north for the first time, as General Motors’ personal mobility and car sharing service launches via GM Canada.
Maven will launch as a pilot program in Canada, available in the Tannery District of downtown Kitchener exclusively for members of the Communitech Hub.
All Maven vehicles will be accessible with just a smartphone; there are no keys required for the pilot program. Registered members may choose from one of five vehicles (Buick Encore, Chevrolet Cruze, Malibu and Spark and the GMC Yukon) for $7 an hour or $63 per day. As always, Maven covers fuel and insurance costs.
“Just over a year ago, we launched 2908, our innovation lab at Communitech. It’s fitting, then, that our Canadian pilot of Maven’s car sharing service be at Communitech where so many other innovative services have come to life in Canada,” said Hossein Hassani, Head of Maven Canada. “This is just the beginning. We are a mobility company, and we will continue to deliver innovative services to help Canadians get there – wherever ‘there’ is – smarter.”
Since Maven’s launch in January of 2016, the service has accumulated 31 million miles via 14,500 members and 15,000 vehicles reservations. Maven is currently available in 16 U.S. cities including Ann Arbor, Michigan; Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Jersey City, New Jersey; Los Angeles; Nashville; New York City; Orlando, Florida; Phoenix, Arizona; San Diego, San Francisco and Washington D.C.