Maven Program Targets Gig Economy

Maven Gig provides access on a weekly basis for drivers to use in different gigs, such as grocery delivery. Photo courtesy of GM.
Maven Gig provides access on a weekly basis for drivers to use in different gigs, such as grocery delivery. Photo courtesy of GM.

GM’s Maven is expanding its flexible mobility platform to accelerate the gig economy. Maven Gig drivers are provided access to vehicles they can use for independent gigs, such as package delivery, food or grocery delivery, and ride sharing.

The program is live in San Diego and will launch in San Francisco and Los Angeles later this year. Initial partners include GrubHub, Instacart, Roadie, and ride-sharing services.

“Maven Gig is enabling freelancers to earn income through multiple sources,” said Julia Steyn, vice president, General Motors Urban Mobility and Maven. “Maven is a smart, innovative platform transforming the future of shared mobility.”

The Chevrolet Bolt EV will be the initial vehicles offered with free charging at EVgo stations, according to GM. Pricing is $229 per week, which includes insurance, maintenance, and unlimited miles.

There is no penalty for early returns after one week. Maven Gig serves as a singular portal allowing access to vehicles that could be used for multiple sharing services with endless possible gigs, according to GM.

“The gig economy is driving innovation and creating opportunity for so many who want to freelance as their primary source of income,” said Harry Campbell, owner and founder of The Rideshare Guy Blog and Podcast. “Maven Gig will make their days more seamless and productive.”

Since 2016, Maven has expanded to 17 cities in North America. Maven City carsharing is currently active in 13 markets, including Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Orlando, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Ontario, Canada.

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