At the beginning of last year, GM launched its car-sharing service called Maven. Since then, the service has expanded to 17 cities in the US and Canada including New York, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit and Los Angeles, among others.
GM has now decided to expand Maven in partnership with the city of Los Angeles by adding 100 Chevy Bolts to its car-sharing service in LA. People can use the electric vehicles to drive themselves to wherever they want to go, but they are also available to Lyft drivers through the Lyft Express Drive program.
Drivers using the Chevy Bolt will have access to free charging at all EVgo Freedom Stations throughout California. The company also said that it plans to offer the Bolt EV in San Francisco as well as San Diego eventually, but did not mention when exactly it will do so.
Additionally, the Michigan-based company shared some interesting info about Maven.The service currently has more than 24,000 members who have made over 27,500 reservations since its launch. Combined, Maven members have traveled more than 78 million miles, with the average city trip being 121 miles long and lasting more than 12 hours.
Looks like things are going well for Maven then. Wit that kind of success already, we can only expect the numbers listed above to increase exponentially with time because GM plans on further expanding the service in the near future.