Freelance drivers in Los Angeles will now have access to Maven Gig vehicles to support all their hustles. Vehicle reservations are available through the Maven app.
By fall 2017, Maven Gig will launch in Boston, Phoenix and Washington, D.C., and Baltimore and Detroit will soon join the mix.
Maven Gig vehicles are available for flat weekly rates that include the car, unlimited miles, insurance (minus deductibles) and maintenance. Having unlimited mileage and insurance to cover personal and commercial use are extremely important for drivers in the gig economy.Vehicles include: Chevrolet Cruze, Malibu, Trax, Impala and Bolt EV. The Chevrolet Bolt EV is available for reservation with free charging at EVgo stations for a limited time.
The Chevrolet Bolt EV with an EPA-estimated range of 238 all-electric miles is the most popular vehicle among Maven Gig drivers. More than 100 Bolt EVs are available in Los Angeles and that number will double by the end of 2017. Bolt EVs in San Francisco will double to more than 125 by the end of the year. In Boston, Maven Gig will start with 20 Bolt EVs and will scale as infrastructure allows.
Maven Gig Bolt EVs have driven 1.4 million all-electric miles in California since February 2017 and have saved an estimated 50,000 gallons of gas.
More than 130,000 rides have been given in Maven Gig Bolt EVs, and drivers show no signs of range anxiety.
Maven Gig drivers in a Bolt EV travel, on average, 30% more miles per day than those in traditional internal combustion engine vehicles. On average, Maven Gig members in Bolt EVs drive more than half the vehicle range every day.
Maven Gig drivers have taken trips from San Francisco to Portland and from San Diego to Los Angeles.
“We are committed to bringing Bolt EVs to all Maven Gig markets. Drivers want the Bolt EV because of cost savings as well as helping with energy and environmental goals,” said Rachel Bhattacharya, Chief Growth Officer for Maven. “The freelance economy is growing and Maven Gig is growing along with it to provide transportation solutions for freelance drivers.”