General Motors’ personal mobility service, Maven, has reached another corner of the U.S. Baltimore, Maryland, saw Maven launch today with a fleet of 40 Chevrolet and GMC vehicles available for reservation.
Maven looks at a few key attributes when selecting new markets to launch the car sharing service in. Those include a large number of people who use their phones for banking purposes, dense populations with a high walkability score and a strong electric vehicle infrastructure. Baltimore met all of these key areas.
“Baltimore is a great fit for an elevated car-sharing service because of the number of people wanting to live and work in a revitalized downtown,” said Dan Grossman, Maven chief operating officer. “Owning a car in a densely populated urban city is not always practical, and Maven now provides options for Baltimoreans wanting to live car-free or car-lite.”
Maven stations are spread out across 20 different locations in Baltimore including Mount Vernon, Fell’s Point, Federal Hill, Station North, Bolton Hill, the Inner Harbor and in neighborhoods in and around Johns Hopkins University. As stated, 40 Chevrolet and GMC vehicles will be available initially ranging from the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze to the 2017 GMC Acadia, for those looking for extra utility.
Hourly rates start at $8 an hour in the city. As always, gas and insurance are also included in the reservation.
In the past 14 months, Maven has been on the move; the car sharing service has launched in 17 cities across the U.S. and Canada and expanded the Lyft Express Drive program with it.