General Motors’ car-sharing service, Maven, is bringing its “Maven Gig” option — which allows users to rent cars for freelance driving jobs such as ride-share or delivery — to Baltimore.
The service, which can be found in the Maven app, allows drivers to rent one of four kinds of vehicles for a flat weekly rate that includes insurance and gas.
“Maven Gig can be summed up in four words: ‘Our car, your hustle,’” said Amanda Khera, GM Maven’s city general manager for Baltimore.
The new service is an extension of the original Maven City, which is similar to Zipcar and allows users to rent GM cars by the hour or day. The app-based service has no membership or application fees and allows cars to be reserved in advance and paid for with a credit card.
Cars, which are parked in lots around the city, are unlocked and started with the app via Bluetooth.
Maven Gig is designed to allow people who don’t have cars — or those who can’t or don’t want to use their own — to drive for Uber, Lyft, Grubhub, Instacart, Roadie and other app-based, ride share or delivery services, Khera said.
The debut comes a little over a week before the biggest ride-share night of the year: the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving.
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