GM’s Maven Gig Service Expands to San Francisco
Maven Gig, which provides cars for independent driving gig such as GrubHub, Instacart, Roadie, and ridesharing services, is now available to those plying their trade in San Francisco’s gig economy.
The service began in San Diego, and will launch in Los Angeles later this year.
Maven has created a one-stop shop to maximize earning potential for gig drivers by partnering with industry-leading apps in package delivery, food delivery, and ride-hailing. GrubHub, Instacart, Roadie, and various ridesharing services are among Maven’s initial partners.
Maven Gig members can reserve a Chevy Bolt EV for their freelance work by paying $229 a week plus taxes, which includes insurance, maintenance, unlimited miles, and free charging at EVGo stations for a limited time.
Green Vehicles: Reasons to consider buying a Chevy Volt
In San Diego, where Maven Gig first launched in May, Maven Gig’s Bolt EVs have thus far driven nearly 20,000 miles. Over 1,000 pure EV trips have been taken so far, saving more than 750 gallons of gas.
GM says that by 2020, it is estimated that 43% of the US workforce will be composed of freelance workers. Maven Gig provides a flexible, temporary mobility option for those who work in this flexible, temporary gig economy.
“Freelancers in the sharing economy want flexibility and Maven Gig is a seamless way to maximize opportunities,” said Rachel Bhattacharya, Maven’s director of Commercial Mobility Strategy. “If the driver has a lull on one service they can easily flip to another and keep hustling.”
Seasonal Reading: Safe driving tips for warmer weather
The News Wheel is a digital auto magazine providing readers with a fresh perspective on the latest car news. We’re located in the heart of America (Dayton, Ohio) and our goal is to deliver an entertaining and informative perspective on what’s trending in the automotive world. See more articles from The News Wheel.