Maven has settled in yet another new city: Austin, Texas. General Motors’ mobility service will launch in the city with a fleet of 20 Chevrolet Bolt EVs for Maven Gig use.
Maven Gig gives freelancers the opportunity to use a Maven vehicle for whatever their work brings them. Users can rent out a Bolt EV to use for a ride-sharing service, food delivery and other side gigs. The service said Austin’s proven track record for tech start-ups and high concentration of college students made the city an ideal new location.
Not only is GM’s service setting up shop in Austin, but both the automaker and the city will work to develop electric-car infrastructure. GM Maven’s long-term goal is set the foundations for an all-electric future.
As always, Maven includes unlimited miles, insurance and maintenance for the flat weekly fee. In Austin, users will pay $229 per week plus taxes to use a Bolt EV. Via the Maven app, users can see vehicle availability and they can reserve their vehicle at the same time.
“Maven is excited to offer an all-electric fleet of shared vehicles for the gig economy,” said Julia Steyn, vice president, General Motors Urban Mobility and Maven. “Austin is a perfect partner for this launch because of the city’s commitment to innovation and sustainable transportation.”