General Motors Maven smartphone car sharing app

General Motors’ Maven Car Sharing Program Enters San Francisco

General Motors is finally establishing its car-sharing services to San Francisco, where cars ownership is rapidly being displaced by these options.

The automaker stated on Thursday that it’s establishing Maven, a program that involves renting cars by the hour, to San Francisco, its ninth U.S. city. Maven, which introduced in January, is already available in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C.

The Maven program consists of three services: a city-based program that rents GM vehicles by the hour through a mobile app, a service for metropolitan apartment residents, and a peer-to-peer car-sharing service. In San Francisco, clients will only have access to Maven City, which will let them lease among 60 automobiles at more than 30 sites in the town, starting with the Financial District, Embarcadero, SoMA, and the Mission District. Rates will begin at $8 per hour, including insurance and fuel.

Through Maven, clients can rent General Motors models such as the Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet Malibu, and Chevrolet Cruze, in addition to high-end Cadillac models like the Escalade.

In San Francisco, Maven will take on comparable services like Getaround, Turo, and City CarShare.

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