As our staff noted, “that was quick.” General Motors recently introduced its personal mobility service, Maven, last January, and GM is happy to report it has already logged one million cumulative miles.
Currently, Maven is available in New York, New York and Ann Arbor, Michigan, but the car-sharing service will be expanding to three additional markets: Chicago, Illinois, Boston, Massachusetts and Washington D.C.
Maven will serve each market differently, with Chicago becoming a full-blown serviced city. Those interested may request a Maven vehicle through the smartphone application to reserve one of 30 vehicles coming to the city.
In Washington D.C., car sharing will be available to residents of the Hepburn, a 195-unit luxury apartment community opening next month on the grounds of the Washington Hilton, located in the city’s exclusive Kalorama neighborhood. The Hepburn was developed by Lowe Enterprises and will be managed by Bozzuto Management, which will partner with Maven to provide car sharing services to residents.
Finally, in Boston, GM merely stated it will be arriving some time this summer.
In Ann Arbor, one of Maven’s first test markets, users have doubled in 90 days to 1,500 users. The most popular vehicle to reserve? The 2016 Chevrolet Volt.
“Whether it’s driving to land the perfect job, meeting friends for a fun weekend or exploring the city, Maven enables our members to access transportation how they want it, when they want it,” said Julia Steyn, GM vice president of urban mobility and Maven. “As we continue to expand into key cities, more customers will see how Maven can provide next-gen freedom by seamlessly connecting them with people and places that matter.”