It was back in January this year when GM announced Maven, its new car-sharing service, the service is quite like Zipcar and it has turned out to be quite popular in the four months or so that it has been around. The company announced today that more than one million miles have been driven by users and that’s a big milestone considering the service has only been available in selected markets for a few months. GM is now expanding it to more cities across the United States.
GM has confirmed that it’s going to expand the Maven car-sharing service and that it will be operating in five cities later this year, the cities include Ann Arbor, Michigan; New York; Chicago; Boston; and Washington D.C.
Two different programs are offered to Maven users. Maven City is aimed towards people who need a car for a short period of time so it has hourly pricing as well as the option to have the vehicle delivered to you. Express Drive is a short-term rental program that has weekly rates on Chevy’s Equinox.
Maven City will be launched in Washington this June, that’s also when Maven+ will be launched, which is a service that will provide cars for selected residential communities. It will be The Hepburn in D.C. Maven+ and Maven City will be launched in Boston later this summer.