general-motors-logoEarlier this year, General Motors (GM) announced Maven, a new car-sharing service that they were launching. Unlike Uber which is considered more of a ride-sharing service, Maven works differently by actually renting a shared car at an hourly rate. The service was initially launched in Ann Arbor, Michigan, but has since expanded to other markets in the US.

For San Francisco residents who are curious to try out the new service, you’ll be pleased to learn that GM has since announced that they will be expanding their service to the city. This expansion into San Francisco marks the ninth market that GM has expanded Maven to since its original launch in January earlier this year.

Other places that Maven is available in includes Ann Arbor, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Washington DC and New York City. For those unfamiliar with Maven’s service, basically it’s like a car rental service where the cost of renting a car will start at $8 an hour. This makes it ideal for those who need a car to get around, but don’t want to have to constantly flag down taxis, search for an Uber, or buy a car themselves.

According to Dan Grossman, Maven’s chief operating officer, “Either GM spends money to convince someone who doesn’t want a car to buy a car, or spends it getting into another business.”

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