Maven Gig comes to Austin, Texas
General Motors’ Maven has expanded its “Maven Gig” operation to Austin, Texas – making electric vehicles available to gig workers offering both ride sharing and delivery services.
Maven Gig first launched in November 2016 as an initiative that made GM-manufactured vehicles available to gig workers offering rideshare services in San Francisco.
The service has since expanded to include drivers using the vehicles to make package, grocery and food delivery deliveries. The geographical coverage, meanwhile, has extended to include Baltimore, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, Washington DC – and now Austin.
In a statement issued on the GM website today (2 March), Maven said Austin will be served by an “all-electric fleet” of 20 Chevrolet Bolt EVs.
According to the company: “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.
Maven Gig vehicles are available for flat weekly rates that include the car, unlimited miles, insurance (minus deductibles) and maintenance. Pricing starts at $229 per week plus taxes.
The company emphasised that Maven Gig is “platform agnostic” and members can “use the car to drive for rideshare services or for grocery, package and food delivery”.