Maven Gig is once again on the move. General Motors’ car-sharing brand, Maven, first launched its Gig operations in San Diego, California earlier this year, but watch out America, it’s sprawling from sea to sea.
GM has announced Maven Gig will expand to three new cities by fall of 2017. Those cities are Boston, Phoenix and Washington D.C. Baltimore and Detroit will be added shortly thereafter.
What is Maven Gig? It’s the car-sharing and mobility brand’s attempt to propel freelancers in an economy that rewards “side hustle.” GrubHub, Instacart and Roadie—three side-gig services—initially partnered with Maven Gig at its launch, but HopSkipDrive will also join as the latest partner.
Maven Gig supplies a car for a flat-weekly rate with insurance and maintenance included. Reliable transportation, insurance and unlimited mileage are all incredibly beneficial to those who embrace side work. Five vehicles are available at this time; the Chevrolet Cruze ($189 per week plus tax), Chevrolet Malibu ($209 plus taxes), Trax ($219 plus taxes), Impala ($225 plus taxes) and Bolt EV ($229 plus taxes).
The Chevrolet Bolt EV, in particular, has seen enormous success through the service. 1.4 million miles have been logged with the fleet of over 100 Bolt EVs in California.
Maven Gig is currently operational in San Diego and San Francisco, California. As of today, the service is officially available in the city of Los Angeles as well.