General Motors’ carsharing service Maven has teamed up with Uber to provide Uber’s ride-sharing drivers the option to lease vehicles by the week or longer at discounted rates — with no mileage limits.
The 90-day pilot program will launch in San Francisco as part of Uber’s Vehicle Solutions program, according to General Motors. This program provides Uber drivers with flexible options to access vehicles.
“Today we announced an additional step for Maven to engage with professional partners across the carsharing and ride-sharing industry,” said Julia Steyn, GM vice president of urban mobility. “Only 10 months after launching Maven, we have implemented viable business-to-business platforms that GM can leverage to manage residual values for ex-lease and fleet vehicles.”
As part of the pilot, people who’ve signed up to drive with Uber will be able to find a qualifying vehicle at a pickup location in San Francisco.
Vehicles offered in the pilot will include the Chevrolet Cruze, Malibu, and Trax, according to GM. Insurance coverage is included in the cost of every lease for a weekly price of $179 — plus taxes and fees.
There are no additional fees if a driver utilizes the vehicle for personal use. The Chevrolet dealer network will provide support for servicing needs.
“This is the latest in our efforts to provide driver partners with greater flexibility and more options to access vehicles in a way that works for them,” said Rachel Holt, regional general manager, United States and Canada. “This partnership with Maven combines our vast ride-sharing network with GM’s extensive fleet vehicles and gives people without access to a car the ability to easily make money driving on the Uber platform.”