GM’s Maven car-sharing brand rolls out 28-day rentals

Melissa Burden
The Detroit News

General Motors Co. said Friday its Maven car-sharing service has launched Maven Reserve, which expands rentals up to 28 days in two cities, with plans to roll out the longer term rentals in more markets.

Maven members in Los Angeles and San Francisco will be able to reserve a vehicle for up to 28 days, up from a maximum of four now. The rental fee includes a dedicated parking spot, $100 gas card and covers insurance. Maven said the longer rental term was initially developed for use by people in entertainment and business communities who may need a vehicle for weeks at a time. It also could be used for vacations.

A Chevy Tahoe SUV would cost $1,500 and a Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid electric would cost $1,100 for the 28-day rental.

Maven also has car-sharing pricing by the hour or day.

“At Maven, we’ve matured our platform to meet the dynamic lifestyle needs of our members through multiple sharing solutions,” Julia Steyn, vice president of GM urban mobility and Maven, said in a statement. “Maven Reserve is an innovative approach that answers requests from members for longer-term reservation options.”

GM launched Maven in early 2016 and has launched three products and has grown to 17 cities in the U.S. and Canada including locally in Ann Arbor and Detroit. GM said Maven currently has more than 25,000 members.

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