Maven Launches Monthly Service, Chevrolet Volt Among Most Popular Vehicles In Car Sharing Program
General Motors’ Maven continues to tweak its service, and is now offering a monthly service called Maven Reserve. The car sharing division reports that, thus far, the Chevrolet Volt is among its most popular vehicles.
Maven Reserve allows members to choose a vehicle, and keep it for 28 days, for a single fee. It also lets users to rent by the hour, or the day, at multiple pricing structures. For now, you can only access the service in Los Angeles and San Francisco, but that will change soon.
Included in your Maven Reserve booking is insurance, $100 in gas, and your own exclusive parking spot. Maven team members walk each customer through each vehicle’s features upon securing the transaction. This service will allow customers to keep an insured vehicle, month over month, without having to deal with leasing or buying.
Maven Reserve has no membership or application fees, and the members can periodically switch out vehicles, when they want to try out something different. This would be ideal if you wanted to drive a small EV most of the time, but needed a truck or SUV to move large cargo, or go camping, etc.
Maven has grown substantially in both San Francisco and Los Angeles, since its inception in the locations last fall. The company now has about 25,000 members in 17 cities in the U.S. and Canada.
Source: Green Car Congress