Maven Is Going Electric In Texas With 20 Chevrolet Bolt EVs
GM’s Maven introduced its Maven Gig car sharing service for freelance drivers in Austin, Texas, beginning with 20 Chevrolet Bolt EVs.
Cars are available from $229 per week plus taxes and that includes:
- car, unlimited miles, insurance (minus deductibles) and maintenance.
- Maven will provide charging for Maven Gig drivers for a limited time through the Austin Energy Plug-In EVerywhere and EVgo networks.
- Drivers can see vehicle availability and pricing via the mobile app.
- Reservations and pickup date/time can be scheduled through the app.
- Maven Gig is platform agnostic and members can use the car to drive for rideshare services or for grocery, package and food delivery.
Maven Gig was available from November 2016 in San Francisco, and besides Austin, it’s offered in Baltimore, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego and Washington, D.C.
The Chevrolet Bolt EV fleet – three-digit strong – so far covered more than 6.5 million miles. On average, Bolt EV drivers use more than half of the range (238 miles EPA) every day while roughly 9% of the daily trips exceed the EPA rating.
“Maven now offers its first all-electric fleet of cars for use in the gig economy, making it easier for Austinites who want to get the most out of their side hustle. Today 20 Chevrolet Bolt EVs became available for freelance drivers in Austin to earn money on their own schedules. The city’s passion for tech start-ups, combined with its high concentration of college students, makes it the ideal location for Maven Gig.
Maven is working with Austin Energy, the Austin Transportation Department, and Rocky Mountain Institute to create infrastructure solutions leading to an all-electric future. Maven will leverage Austin’s Plug-in EVerywhere™ network of EV chargers, including Electric Drive, Austin’s downtown smart mobility showcase complete with a DC Fast Charger and solar kiosk.”
Julia Steyn, vice president, General Motors Urban Mobility and Maven said:
“Maven is excited to offer an all-electric fleet of shared vehicles for the gig economy. Austin is a perfect partner for this launch because of the city’s commitment to innovation and sustainable transportation.”
Austin Mayor Steve Adler said:
“The city of Austin launched Electric Drive one year ago as an example of a sustainable mobility hub in the heart of downtown. We now have the launch of Maven’s first all-electric fleet in our community as a result. Maven Gig creates more opportunities to earn a living while on a sustainable platform.”
Jackie Sargent, Austin Energy general manager said:
“We are very pleased that Maven chose Austin for its first all-electric fleet. Austin is a community that champions clean air, renewable energy and increasingly, electric vehicles. Austin Energy will continue to work on innovative solutions that will help Austin achieve its ambitious climate protection goals.”