GM’s Maven Gig service now provides vehicles for freelance drivers in Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco. Maven Gig drivers are provided access to vehicles they can use for independent gigs, such as package delivery, food or grocery delivery, and ride hailing.
By fall 2017, Maven Gig will launch in Boston, Phoenix, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Detroit, according to the company.
For the Gig service, Maven has partnered with GrubHub, Instacart, Roadie, and ride-hailing services. It has now added HopSkipDrive, a ride service that helps parents get their kids where they need to go, as its newest partner.
Maven Gig vehicles are available for flat weekly rates that include the car, unlimited miles, insurance (minus deductibles), and maintenance. Pricing starts at $189 plus taxes for a Chevrolet Cruze. Additional vehicles include the Chevrolet Malibu ($209 per week plus taxes), Trax ($219 per week plus taxes), Impala ($225 per week plus taxes), and Bolt EV ($229 per week plus taxes).
The Chevrolet Bolt EV is available for reservation with free charging at EVgo stations for a limited time. More than 100 Bolt EVs are now available in Los Angeles; that number is expected to double by the end of the year, according to the company. In San Francisco, approximately 125 Bolt EVs will be offered by the end of the year. In Boston, the service will start with 20 Bolt EVs.
“We are committed to bringing Bolt EVs to all Maven Gig markets,” said Rachel Bhattacharya, Maven’s chief growth officer. “Drivers want the Bolt EV because of cost savings as well as helping with energy and environmental goals. The freelance economy is growing, and Maven Gig is growing along with it to provide transportation solutions for freelance drivers.”