General Motors’ carsharing program Maven+ will expand from The Ritz Plaza and will also be offered to residents at The Olivia and 101W15. All three buildings are owned by Stonehenge NYC, a real estate company in Manhattan.
Maven+ — a residential offering under parent brand, Maven, and formerly known as Let's Drive NYC —allows users to book a car via the Maven app and pick it up at the Icon Parking Garage nearest to their building.
The program was piloted at The Ritz Plaza in the summer of 2015 and officially launched to all building residents last October.
Stonehenge NYC will work with Maven+ to expand in New York City. Currently, only residents at The Ritz Plaza, The Olivia, and 101W15 will be able to reserve and use these vehicles — with possibility to bring the program to more Stonehenge properties, according to Stonehenge.
"Partnering with GM on Maven+ has allowed us to elevate our residents living experience," said Ofer Yardeni, CEO and chairman of Stonehenge NYC. "We are always striving to give our residents the best amenities, and Maven+ gives 1,500 of our residents the convenience and freedom of having a car without the hassle of parking and upkeep."
GM announced the launch of Maven last month as well as the program's expansion to Ann Arbor, Mich., and Chicago.
"We are thrilled to expand our partnership with Stonehenge and offer Maven+ services to an extended network of residents," said Julia Steyn, vice president, Urban Mobility, General Motors. "In an urban setting like New York City, we know that convenience is key, and with Maven+, residents will have real-time, on-demand access and a completely personalized carsharing experience in their own building."
In addition to having access to cars, users can also park in any Icon Parking Garage throughout New York City for free. Prices start at $9 per hour or $75 per day, and cars range from small to large vehicles. Stonehenge NYC has covered the membership fees for all residents who join the program, according to the company.