The “gig economy” is currently taking the world by storm. Loosely defined, this type of labor consists of short-term contracts or freelance work. This is in contrast to steady, full-time jobs.
Maven Gig and Its Services
Renting the electric Chevrolet Bolt EVs will run you $229 a week. However, there are several services readily included: insurance, unlimited miles, and free charging. While GM lists GrubHub, Instacart, and Roadie as some of their major partners, the car can be used alongside any chosen app.This isn’t Maven’s first foray into the shared economy. They also offer a ridesharing program in some of the biggest US cities: Washington DC, Chicago, Atlanta, among others.
Currently, the service only runs in San Diego, but it will eventually be offered in other larger cities in California. GM is planning on next running its Gig in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
While other similar gig services exist, what is unique about Maven Gig is that it combines both the personal and commercial insurance together on the vehicle. This should make it a lot less burden in insurance for the freelancer.
“This opens it up so renters can drive whenever they want for whomever they want,” Rachel Bhattacharya, Director of Commercial Mobility Strategy for Maven, said.