GM’s Creates Maven Gig to Support Freelance Economy

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Detroit automaker General Motors Co. today announced the launch of Maven Gig, a partnership with GrubHub, Uber, Lyft, Instacart, and Roadie that offers a Chevrolet Bolt EV for $229 per week to those looking to supplement their income with independent driving work.

The price includes insurance, maintenance, and unlimited miles, as well as free charging at EVgo stations.

“Maven Gig is enabling freelancers to earn income through multiple sources,” says Julia Steyn, vice president for General Motors urban mobility and Maven. “Maven is a smart, innovative platform transforming the future of shared mobility.”

With no penalty for early returns after one week, Steyn adds that Maven Gig is a low-risk option for those looking to test out the freelance economy, as well as potential drivers who don’t have or are unable to use their personal vehicles.

Maven Gig is designed to provide flexible, affordable vehicle access to maximize earning potential. By 2020, the company estimates 43 percent of the workforce will consist of freelancers.

Since launching in Jan. 2016, Maven, GM’s personal mobility brand has provided vehicles for ridesharing in 11 markets, including: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Nashville, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. The program currently has 35,000 members who have driven more than 115 million miles during 45,000 vehicle reservations. 

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