GM’s Maven Ride-Sharing Service Expands Into Los Angeles

GM's Maven Ride-Sharing Service Expands Into Los Angeles

Maven—GM’s car-sharing service—is expanding just a bit by adding Los Angeles to the list of cities users can access the service. The service arrived in San Francisco earlier in the month.

The service allows for users to make use of GM’s vehicles to get around the city and drop off the car in established pick-up locations in the city—Downtown, South Park, and Little Tokyo to be exact. The Maven app will then show other users in the area where they can pick up a Maven vehicle in the area.

While the current list of pick-up locations is pretty small at the moment, GM has plans to expand the service in the city, but is currently focusing more on the heart of Los Angeles. Where GM makes up is in the launch fleet for the L.A expansion with 60 vehicles.

Maven has grown rapidly since the company picked up employees from the shuttered Sidecar earlier in the year. The success of the service in a few large, mostly east coast markets even saw the formation of a partnership between GM and Lyft for Express Drive.

Drivers are able to access the service at $8 an hour to start, but the price varies depending on the ride selected from a choice that includes the Volt, Malibu, Tahoe, Yukon, Escalade, and Cadillac family of vehicles among others.

The service is also available in Chicago, Ann Arbor, Washington D.C, Orlando, Jersey City, Denver, Boston, and San Francisco.

Starting with Kabir News in 2013, James has focused on tech, gaming, and entertainment. When not writing, he enjoys catching up on sci-fi and horror shows and comics. He can be followed on Twitter @MetalSwift.

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