On Wednesday, General Motors announced its car-sharing service, Maven, which is scheduled to launch in Baltimore. A fleet of 40 GMC and Chevrolet vehicles will be available for rent at 20 different locations.
Users can download the GMC Maven app to their smartphone or tablet and access a list of available makes and models, along with pricing. With Bluetooth Technology, users will have the ability to access and start the rental vehicle without a mechanical key. Driver’s license and credit card information is required to utilize the Maven car-sharing service, but the application process can be completed directly from the app-enabled device.
Baltimore has a packed car sharing economy, with traditional and complete car rental companies, ride-share company Lyft and Uber, taxicabs and other car-sharing services, such as Turo and Zipcar.
William C. Durant founded General Motors Corporation in 1908, since then it as relied on selling vehicles to consumers. The company came back strong after a 2009 bankruptcy and today, it produces vehicles under twelve brands, including GMC, Chevrolet, Holden, Buick, Cadillac, Opel, HSV, Wiling, Vauxhaul, Jie Fang, Ravon and Baojun.
GM will continue to offer the best of both tradition and modernity, with its buying and leasing new car options and now its short-term car rental service. Baltimore has always been notorious for lack of parking, making it the prime market for Maven.
Rental vehicles will be available at 20 different lots in the city, including Fell’s Point, Mount Vernon, Station North, Federal Hill, Bolton Hill, near Johns Hopkins University and the Inner Harbor. All vehicles must be returned to the lot, where they were picked up.