The aim is to decrease traffic congestion, enhance mobility and create jobs in the city of LA by expanding Maven and adding battery electric vehicles to fleets. Maven and GM will leverage the foundation of the car sharing service to help advance the current City of Los Angeles Sustainability pLAn.
In the announcement, GM stated 100 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EVs will be added to the Los Angeles Maven fleet. The outcome could mean 250,000 all-electric miles driven each month once Bolt EVs are delivered and operating at full capacity within the fleet. GM will also offer the Bolt EV as part of the Lyft Express Drive program in LA.
Additionally, Maven members who choose the Bolt EV will have access to California’s EVgo Freedom Station network. Running parallel to that perk, GM is also working with the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power on infrastructure projects that can help encourage the use of EVs in the sharing economy.
“Maven is a smart, seamless and flexible mobility platform providing sharing solutions that meet the different needs of unique communities,” said Julia Steyn, vice president, General Motors Urban Mobility and Maven. “Starting with Los Angeles, Maven will focus on collaborating with cities and municipalities to co-create smart transportation solutions that enhance mobility, create jobs and ease parking and congestion.”
Los Angeles is just the start. Maven has plans to expand its mobility solutions to San Francisco and San Diego next.